Posts Tagged ‘Statistics’

UK businesses report boost in innovation

Comments Off | 03-13-2016

More UK businesses than ever before are coming up with new ideas and products, according to official statistics released today (11 March 2016).
The statistics, based on a survey of almost 30,000 employers between 2012 to 2014, show over half (53%) of UK businesses are actively engaging in developing and introducing new products and

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Taxman seizes more than £2 billion from tax avoidance scheme users

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

New statistics reveal that HMRC has collected more than £2 billion in disputed tax from tax avoiders, under rules introduced by the government in 2014.
The new Accelerated Payments notices mean that users of tax avoidance schemes pay disputed tax up-front while their tax-affairs are investigated, instead of waiting until they are concluded. Given HMRC wins 80% of

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PM sets out his vision for the country in a ‘one nation’ Queen’s Speech

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Ahead of the Queen’s Speech today (27 May 2015) Prime Minister David Cameron said:
Behind this Queen’s Speech is a clear vision for what our country can be. A country of security and opportunity for everyone, at every stage of life.
That is our ambition. To build a country where whoever you are and wherever you live you

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Household income increases in Wales

Comments Off | 05-28-2015

Wales saw the biggest increase in disposable household income of any region of the UK between 2010–13, according to newly-released figures published today (27 May).
Disposable income per head in Wales grew by 7% over the period, ONS statistics show.
Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:
Rewarding work by helping people keep more of the money

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Council Tax bills waived until flood victims return home

Comments Off | 04-13-2014

Today (11 April 2014) Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis announced that the government will extend the Council Tax discount to all flood victims for as long as they are unable to return to their homes.
The recent winter was the wettest on record and although flood defences successfully helped protect over 1.3 million properties 7,700 homes

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