Spring Budget 2024

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that the next UK Budget will take place on Wednesday, 6 March 2024. This will be the Chancellor’s second Budget and will include the government's tax and spending plans as well as new growth and borrowing forecasts. Various pundits are suggesting that selecting a Budget date […]

Digital labelling of imports

Businesses are set to benefit from savings as import labels are made digital for the first time. New legislation to introduce digital labelling for British businesses to cut red tape and save millions in unnecessary regulation costs. Recognition of CE marking continued for products such as toys and machinery, easing burdens to businesses. Digital labelling […]

Update on Companies House changes

Looks like Companies House is morphing from passive registrar into a monitoring agency for the government. Changes that are likely to impact the business community from as early as March 2024 are listed below, extracted from a Companies House blog post, dated 22 January 2024.   “The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act became law […]

Red Sea disruption to supply chains

The Department for Business and Trade (DTI) has launched the Critical Imports and Supply Chains Strategy to safeguard the UK supplies of critical goods such as medicines, minerals and semiconductors. This should help importers counter the effects of the Red Sea disruption. In their recent press release, the DTI said: “Imports of critical goods for […]

More news on the Horizon saga

Since the recent ITV airing of the Post Office sub-postmasters confrontation with the Horizon accounting software, a flurry of support for the affected individuals have been generated. A news story issued by the Insolvency Service has been added to the list. Entitled: Update: Postmasters impacted by Horizon who may have been made bankrupt They said: […]