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Taxpayers are being reminded that they must file their self assessment returns online by 31 January if they wish to avoid a £100 penalty.

Employers are being warned not to reduce levels of workplace safety training as a way of saving costs.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that some 20,000 businesses have so far made use of the Business Payment Support Service (BPSS), delaying payment of £350 million in tax.

As the high street continues to reel under the pressures of the economic downturn, e-retailers enjoyed a record-breaking Christmas.

Savers have been confronted with more bad news on the release of figures from the Bank of England showing that savings accounts are paying out the lowest interest rates since 1995.

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