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Time Is Running Out for Self-Assessment Tax Returns

The 31st of January marks the deadline for British workers to submit their self-assessment tax returns. This is for the tax year that runs from April 6, 2018 through to April 5, 2019.

Yet, it has been reported that there are still millions of people who haven’t yet done this.

The Figures to Date

HMRC has confirmed that around 11.7 million people in the UK need to submit a self-assessment return this year. However, by the middle of January they had only received 6.9 million of them. This leaves close to 5 million taxpayers who still need to do this. 

The Huge Cost of Getting Big Ben to Bong on 31st Jan 2020 Brexit Day

With the countdown to Brexit Day well underway, there is a debate over the cost of ringing it in with the help of Big Ben. It has been suggested by pro-Brexit MPs that the famous chimes should ring out at 11pm on the 31st of January 2020. But how much could it cost?

What Did Boris Johnson Say?

The Prime Minister has pointed out that it would cost a lot of money to announce Brexit with the iconic chimes of Big Ben. He mentioned a figure of £500,000. With the proposed plan for it to strike 11 times, that would mean a cost of £45,454 for each and every chime.

The UK Government Is Urged to Go Green to Help the Economy

A new study suggests that the British government could help to stave off recession by encouraging green projects. The idea is that they could put as much as £59 billion into plans to help the planet, and boost the economy at the same time.  

The Details of the Research

This study comes from the New Economics Foundation think-tank. They believe that encouraging green projects could help to avoid a repeat of the 2008 economic crisis, or that it would at least limit the size of the recession.

The British Economy Showing Sign of Improvement Thanks to Brexit Clarity

The start of 2020 has seen hopes rise that the UK’s economy is improving. This is largely based on the greater clarity over Brexit achieved following the election win for Boris Johnson. Recent studies also reveal modest improvements at the end of 2019.

While the numbers show that certain industries are still struggling, there are signs that the year ahead could be more positive. 

Improvements in the Service Industry