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VAT Fuel Scale Charges

10th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, HMRC, Limited Companies, Tax, VAT
VAT Fuel Scale Charges

HMRC has issued details of the updated VAT fuel scale charges which apply from the beginning of the next prescribed VAT accounting period starting on or after 1 May 2019. VAT registered businesses use the fuel scale charges to account for VAT on private use of road fuel purchased by the business. Please do get in touch for further advice Read the full article…


Government Confirms Implementation of Pensions Dashboards

8th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, HMRC, Pensions and Payroll
Government Confirms Implementation of Pensions Dashboards

The government has confirmed that the initiative to introduce a pensions dashboard will go ahead. Pensions dashboards will allow those saving for retirement to view information from multiple pensions in one place stating that the dashboard will ‘open up pensions to millions’, and ‘provide an easy-to-access online view of a saver’s pensions’. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will bring 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…


Cashflow – Mind Your Margins to Increase your Cashflow

14th May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Budget, Business, CASH, Client Focus, Limited Companies, News, Tax
Cashflow – Mind Your Margins to Increase your Cashflow

In the next in our series of articles on how to improve your cashflow we take a look at margins, and how simply understanding them better, and focusing on them more regularly will have a knock on effect on improving your cashflow. Simply monitoring and understanding the margins in your business will ensure you ask better questions about your cashflow Read the full article…


Cash really is King – how to improve your cashflow

3rd May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Budget, Business, CASH, Client Focus, Limited Companies, News, Tax
Cash really is King – how to improve your cashflow

We have been working with a number of clients recently around improving their cashflow. I continue to be surprised by the number of businesses out there who focus on growth above all else and forget the rule that Turnover is Vanity, Profit is Sanity, but cash is KING! And it’s such an important area of focus for any business, that Read the full article…


Update on Structures and Buildings Allowance

29th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, News
Update on Structures and Buildings Allowance

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019 amidst all the Brexit debates. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition he launched consultations on various aspects of the tax system together with updates on earlier consultations. One area subject to consultation Read the full article…


Delay to Rise in Probate Fees

26th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Brexit, Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC
Delay to Rise in Probate Fees

The government has delayed its planned increase in probate fees indefinitely. The delay has been attributed to ‘pressure on Parliamentary time‘ caused by Brexit debates and votes. The increase in fees had been set to take effect from 1 April 2019, but HMRC recently made the decision to postpone the rise. Under government plans, the proposed probate fees are as follows: Read the full article…


Changes to Income Tax for 2019/20

20th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Personal Tax, Tax
Changes to Income Tax for 2019/20

The new tax year brings changes to income tax bands and allowances. The personal allowance is £11,850 for 2018/19 and increases to £12,500 for 2019/20. There is a reduction in the personal allowance for those with ‘adjusted net income’ over £100,000. The reduction is £1 for every £2 of income above £100,000. So for 2018/19 there is no personal allowance Read the full article…


April 2019 – Tax Update and News in Brief

April 2019 – Tax Update and News in Brief

At last the clocks have gone forward, days are becoming longer and some warmth is in the air (well, almost, although it didn’t feel like that from the side lines of the football pitches I was at over the weekend!!). It is also the start of the new tax year, which means there are a number of updates to which Read the full article…


Pensions Auto Enrolment Contributions To Rise

21st March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, News, Pensions and Payroll, Pensions and Payroll
Pensions Auto Enrolment Contributions To Rise

Minimum pension contributions are set to increase from 6 April 2019:   Duration   Employer minimum   Total minimum contribution   Current contributions   2%   5%   6 April 2019 onwards   3%   8%   The Pensions Regulator has produced guidance for employers on dealing with the increase including a letter template to advise employees of the change. Read the full article…