Brexit Update -Temporary Arrangement For Advanced Notification Of VAT Registration

We would like to update you with some information we have received from HMRC relating to VAT registration for those businesses making preparations, should the UK leave the EU without a deal. HMRC recognise that it is important to certain UK businesses and their supply chains, that EU businesses are VAT registered in the event […]

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Brexit Update

Dear Member, As I am sure you all know, the Forum represents our members issues and interests regardless of which political party is in government. We also realise that, like the country, our members were split in their views on withdrawing from or remaining in the EU, so we don’t hold a view either way. […]

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8 Actions we would like to see from Boris Johnson

Today we the Forum of Private Business outlined 8 action points we believe should be top of the new government’s priority list, following Boris Johnson’s entrance into Downing Street last week. Ian Cass, Managing Director, said: “We would like the new Prime Minister to address these 8 key issues for small businesses and take these […]

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More businesses penalised for failing to pay suppliers

Eighteen companies – including BT Plc, British American Tobacco, and Centrica – have been suspended from the Prompt Payment Code for failing to pay suppliers on time, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) announced. Screwfix, Prudential, and various businesses of BAE Systems are also among those that have failed to honour their Code commitment […]

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Support the Great British High Street

The Great British High Street (GBHS) awards have now been running for 5 years and 2018 was successful for many across the UK.  The awards are launched across England, Scotland and Wales and 2018 saw Northern Ireland entered. 38 high streets across the country were announced as finalists in the ‘Champion’ and ‘Rising Star categories’. […]

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