Sky Sports presenter handed £281,000 IR35 bill

Leading IR35 specialist, Qdos, have responded to the news that Sky Sports TV presenter, Dave Clark, has lost an IR35 case appeal carrying £281,084.48 in tax liability. A First Tier Tribunal deemed the contracts held between Clark’s limited company,…

West Midlands residents can benefit from £21m digital skills bootcamps

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has launched its next round of digital bootcamps to improve the digital capabilities of residents across the region. The bootcamps are free of charge for learners and equip West Midlands residents with digital…

Big Four auditors face long-overdue regulatory overhaul

As world leaders gathered together for COP26 to re-focus the global lens on climate issues, an investor group managing roughly USD 4.5 trillion in assets threatened to stop working with the big four auditors (EY, KPMG, Deloitte and PwC)…

Up to £5bn of emergency business pandemic loans will never be repaid

Experts have assessed that £5 billion of state-backed government Covid-19 emergency loans are at risk of not being repaid, far less than feared due to the strong economic recovery. Analysis has suggested that between 5% and 10% of SME…

Most furloughed workers returned to their jobs

Most workers who were still on the government’s Covid-19 furlough scheme when it closed at the end of September returned to their employers, according to the latest official data. The Office for National Statistics said yesterday that 65 per…

Wages rise as firms struggle to recruit

A shortage of candidates is hitting firms’ recruitment plans and starting salaries for full-time and temporary staff have hit record levels, according to a report. Hiring has continued in recent weeks, although the availability of candidates fell sharply, a…

Where to watch US shows in the UK

Whether you’re a US citizen spending time in the UK and missing your favorite TV shows or a UK citizen with a fetish for American programming, you’re going to want to know the best ways to watch US shows…

Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold at 0.1%

The Bank of England has left official interest rates unchanged at 0.1%. Despite a surge in inflation, the Bank’s nine-strong monetary policy committee (MPC) has decided to leave the cost of borrowing at the emergency level that it has…

Aston Martin’s new SUV fails to put brakes on losses

Aston Martin’s losses widened in the third quarter of 2021 despite sales doubling year on year as it rolled out its new DBX sports utility vehicle targeted at wealthy female customers. Britain’s only large listed car manufacturer reported a…

Metro Bank shares soar after potential takeover approach

Shares in Metro Bank have surged after it received an approach about a possible takeover by the US private-equity group Carlyle. The market value of the challenger bank, which did not say how much Carlyle might pay if a…

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