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HMRC updates guidance on tax relief for the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

Tax News

HMRC updates guidance on tax relief for the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme
Appeal your tax bill online: new digital service is launched
Scotland: higher earners to pay more tax; lower earners to pay less
HMRC issues guidance notes on VAT for very specific businesses
Liverpool: Grant Thornton launches new R&D Innovation Team
All businesses look out: new tax changes from April 2017
The VAT flat rate scheme is changing: small businesses beware
Transitional arrangements: phasing in changes to business rates
How to import a vehicle into the UK
Managing Pay As You Earn in real time

Intellectual Property Law News

The UK to ratify Hague Agreement; simplifies IP protection
 New IP rules on unjustified threats explained
 Intellectual property: events calendar
 UK signals green light to Unified Patent Court Agreement
Examining patent applications for biotechnological inventions
International trade mark applications can or be filed by email
IP and Brexit: the facts
Changing the way the IPO processes patent form 7
Trade marks tribunal: glossary of terms
New patent rules about to come into force

Employment News

Become a disability confident employer: guidance for levels 1, 2 and 3
National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates rise
Employment tribunal awards to go up from April 2018
 Gender recognition: how pensions and benefits may be affected
Guidance issued for employers making Direct Earnings Attachment deductions
European Court gets behind claim for 13 years’ holiday pay
Gig economy stays in the spotlight with deliveroo case
Uber fails to impress on appeal over employment rights
Tribunal fees unlawful; they prevent access to justice
Charge payable by sponsors of skilled migrants from certain territories

Business Funding News

Liverpool champions life sciences
Sheffield City region gets £38m from Northern Powerhouse Fund
New rounds of EU funding available for Cumbria
Grants for growth are up for grabs
 £3.9m Rural Business Grants for Swindon and Wiltshire
£8m ERDF funding for Cheshire and Warrington businesses
Events to showcase benefits of £7.2m digital investment
Save the date! Rural funding event for SE Midlands
Environment Secretary announces £120 million support for rural communities
Support available for launching new businesses in "Start Up Spring"

Business Regulation News

European Court rules Uber is a service provider and should be regulated
Primary Authority extended and simplified for all businesses to benefit
Intellectual property and digital filters provisions come into force
 Apprenticeship levy: SEMLEP explains how it will work
Auto-enrolment: advice for small businesses
 Survey shows support for devolved powers
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is here

Business Support News

Small Business Commissioner: who can access services?
Digital Charter: a response to new technologies
UK Government publishes Industrial Strategy white paper
Primary Authority extended and simplified for all businesses to benefit
£10m Growth Deal funding signals green light for Energy Skills Centre
£9 million boost for business and innovation in Leeds City Region
Grow your business with Aston Programme for Small Business Growth
Leeds best in class SMEs invited to become export champions
Liverpool: Grant Thornton launches new R&D Innovation Team
New LEAP programme will help London’s businesses Start, Scale, Grow