Business news

Brexit round-up: exporters could face £6 billion in extra costs

24 Feb 17: Leaving the EU without a trade deal in place could leave exporters with £6 billion a year of extra costs.

Rise in investment companies paying quarterly dividends

22 Feb 17: 46% of investment companies are now paying dividends on a quarterly basis.

Defined benefit scheme membership down 50% in 10 years

22 Feb 17: Active membership in defined benefit pension schemes has decreased by half over the last decade.

VAT flat rate changes could see higher costs for firms

21 Feb 17: Proposed changes to the VAT flat rate scheme could see higher costs for smaller firms.

State pension top up open until April 2017

20 Feb 17: Individuals who want to top up their state pension income have until 5 April 2017 to make an application.