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Employer Bulletin – Latest Guidance

31st July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, CASH, GDPR, HMRC, HMRC, News, VAT
Employer Bulletin – Latest Guidance

HMRC has issued the June 2019 edition of the Employer Bulletin. This includes articles on a number of issues including: labour supply chain fraud using loans to avoid Optional Remuneration Rules re-enrolment of staff back into a workplace pension scheme GDPR fees contractors operating CIS – new VAT reverse charge on building and construction services using Tax-Free Childcare to make Read the full article…


UK Investment Support Directory

29th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, News
UK Investment Support Directory

International investors who wish to set up and expand their operations in the UK can now benefit from an online tool launched by the Department for International Trade (DIT). The new tool, termed the UK Investment Support Directory, enables international investors to connect with a range of businesses across the UK. Potential investors can find an expert in their specific Read the full article…


Consultation on the Operation of Insurance Premium Tax

26th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Budget, Business, CASH, HMRC, HMRC, News, Tax
Consultation on the Operation of Insurance Premium Tax

HMRC has launched a consultation to review the extent to which the emerging practices are leading to ‘unfair tax outcomes’ in the administration and collection of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). HMRC’s consultation document states: ‘We have been made aware of business practices involving administration and arrangement fees which may be leading to unfair tax outcomes in the insurance industry.’ ‘This Read the full article…


Payment On Account Confusion

23rd July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Budget, Business, HMRC, News, Tax, VAT
Payment On Account Confusion

Under self assessment taxpayers are required to make payments on account of their tax liabilities. The payment on account instalments consist of two payments on account of equal amounts: the first on 31 January during the tax year and the second on 31 July following the end of the tax year. These are set by reference to the previous year’s Read the full article…


Consultation on Companies House reforms

5th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business
Consultation on Companies House reforms

The government has launched a consultation on proposed reforms at Companies House, including a ‘major upgrade’ of its register. The consultation aims to tackle misuse of the register. It also strives to provide business owners with ‘greater protection from fraud’. The consultation seeks views on a series of reforms to limit the risk of misuse: knowing who is setting up, Read the full article…


Cash Accounting for Landlords

28th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Limited Companies, News, Personal Tax, Self-Employed, Tax
Cash Accounting for Landlords

Landlords – remember to prepare your accounts on the cash accounting basis. Unless you have specifically opted out of cash accounting (which you need to do each year on your tax return), remember that the cash basis now applies automatically to all unincorporated property businesses so long as their rental income is less than £150,000 per annum. What does ‘the Read the full article…


When a car is not a car (for VAT purposes)

24th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, HMRC, Limited Companies, News, Tax, VAT
When a car is not a car (for VAT purposes)

For VAT purposes, it’s important to know the difference between cars and other vehicles. This is because in most cases, VAT-registered businesses can’t reclaim the VAT when they buy a car. But they may be able to reclaim the VAT when they buy a commercial vehicle, motorcycle or motor home.


Cycle to work scheme – updated June 2019 to include E-Bikes

19th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Limited Companies, Miscellaneous, News, Personal Tax, Tax
Cycle to work scheme – updated June 2019 to include E-Bikes

As cycling continues to grow in popularity with e-bikes leading the way in getting more and more people using pedal power, the government has at last lifted its cap on the value of bikes and associated safety equipment which can be bought through a cycle to work scheme. In the period from 2013-2017 only 4% of people cycled to work, Read the full article…


Cashflow – How to speed up your Cash Conversion Cycle

20th May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Budget, Business, CASH, Client Focus, Limited Companies, News, Tax
Cashflow – How to speed up your Cash Conversion Cycle

In the next in our series of articles on how to improve your cashflow we take a look at the cash conversion cycle and actions you might be able to take to shorten it. I think it’s safe to say that we all agree that turning what we do into good, hard cash as quickly and profitably as possible is Read the full article…


Making Tax Digital for VAT – Quick Update

17th May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, News, VAT
Making Tax Digital for VAT – Quick Update

We are now six weeks into the Government’s Making Tax Digital for VAT initiative, and so far, so good. If we currently look after and submit your VAT returns on your behalf, then rest assured that you are in good hands – we are MTD ready and ensuring all clients are compliant with new legislation in plenty of time. If Read the full article…