07 July 2020
© Andrey Popov | - Businessman holding tax blocks

On the 25th March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). This allowed HMRC to calculate and provide an appropriate taxable grant to self-employed individuals ‘whose livelihoods are adversely affected by coronavirus’, based on their average income.


18 August 2014
Shanghai ID 48834668 © Kurtzky |

China received 11,243 international patent applications through the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT) in the first half of the year, the State Intellectual Property Office said 13 August 2014. 

18 August 2014
© Mrallen | - Flag Of The Peoples Republic Of China Photo

Tao Liming, former president of the Postal Savings Bank of China, will be prosecuted for suspected corruption, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) announced on 13 August 2014.

18 August 2014
Shanghai, China

Chinese consumer confidence rebounded for a second month in July on a month-on-month basis amid an upward trend for economic growth, according to an index released on 9 August 2014.

14 August 2014
Automatic Enrolment

Figures published today by The Pensions Regulator show that more than four million workers have now been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. You can view the automatic enrolment monthly declaration of compliance (registration) report in research and analysis.

13 August 2014

Greece's economy is shrinking at its slowest rate in nearly six years. Official figures released today from the Statistical Authority show that Greece's economy was only 0.2% smaller in the second quarter than it had been a year earlier - the lowest since the third quarter of 2008.