Regulations

General Data Protection Regulation

Failure to comply with new data protection rules could carry huge sanctions.

SME owners ‘unprepared for the GDPR’

Only 9% of small businesses have started GDPR preparations.

SMEs ‘unprepared for GDPR legislation’

Only 9% of business owners fully understand new data protection regulations.

Data protection overhaul to affect SMEs

Individuals will be able to legally ask businesses to delete certain personal data from May 2018.

SMEs hit with auto-enrolment fines

Smaller firms are more likely to ignore their auto-enrolment duties, putting them at risk of a penalty fine.

Firms ignoring auto-enrolment duties

Small businesses are becoming more complacent with their auto-enrolment duties.

Businesses miss auto-enrolment deadline

16% of businesses who have applied for a workplace pension did so after their staging date, up from 1% in Q1 2016.

Confirmation statement reminder

Confirmation statements for registered companies will replace the annual return from 30 June 2016.

Confirmation statement to replace annual return

For companies submitting their annual return and accounts to Companies House, a new confirmation statement is due to replace the annual return from June 2016.

Changes to annual accounting regulations for businesses

Preparing your annual accounts? A number of important changes to the way that small and medium-sized companies prepare and file their accounts with Companies House have been introduced.

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