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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…


‘Springtime’ Tax Scams Target Young People

4th June 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Client Focus, HMRC, Miscellaneous
‘Springtime’ Tax Scams Target Young People

HMRC has warned young people in the UK to ‘stay vigilant’ in order to avoid falling victim to ‘Springtime’ tax refund scams. Criminals often target young individuals or the elderly as these groups of people are likely to be less familiar with the UK tax system. During the months of April and May, criminals often bombard taxpayers with tax refund Read the full article…


Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone Proposal

17th May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, CASH, Client Focus, local interest, Miscellaneous, News
Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone Proposal

The Greater Manchester Clean Air Proposal consultation is now open. You have the opportunity to have your say from now until midnight on Sunday 30 June 2019 here: https://cleanairgm.com/conversation and we would strongly encourage you to do so, as this proposal is likely to impact every household in the region, not just businesses using HGVs and vans. For full details Read the full article…


Congratulating Kathryn!

16th May 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : IN Team, Miscellaneous, News, Tax, Team News
Congratulating Kathryn!

Big shout out to Kathryn who was invited to attend a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament last week in celebration of achieving her ATT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification. Kathryn has an incredible work ethic, having studied continuously since joining us in 2012 and balancing her work and studies with bringing up two amazing children, not to mention having Read the full article…


Households With Landlines Should Be Vigilant

1st April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, Personal Tax, Uncategorized
Households With Landlines Should Be Vigilant

Over recent years HMRC has increasingly cracked down on email and SMS phishing,  and a number of criminals are turning to cold-calling publicly available phone numbers to steal money from taxpayers. These calls are often made to landline numbers. According to Ofcom, nearly 26 million homes have a landline, many of which could be at risk from scams, especially if Read the full article…


Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars

27th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News
Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 March 2019. The guidance states: ‘You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply’. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The advisory fuel rates for journeys undertaken on or after 1 March 2019 Read the full article…


Tax Efficient Investments Ahead of the Tax Year End

25th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Miscellaneous, Tax
Tax Efficient Investments Ahead of the Tax Year End

With the end of the tax year looming there is still time to save tax for 2018/19.   Make full use of your ISA allowance – ISAs can offer a useful tax free way to save, whether this is for your children’s future, a first home or another purpose. Individuals may invest up to a limit of £20,000 for the Read the full article…


Minimum Wage Increases

20th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News, Pensions and Payroll
Minimum Wage Increases

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees. Employers are liable to be penalised for not complying with the NMW and NLW rules. There are different levels of NMW and NLW, depending on age and whether the employee is an apprentice. The rates are due to Read the full article…


Spring Statement – March 2019 Overview

14th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Brexit, Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News, Tax
Spring Statement – March 2019 Overview

Introduction When we write these reports on the chancellor’s Budget speeches – and, more latterly, his Spring Statements – we always try and put them in the relevant political and economic context. This year it is impossible not to put the Spring Statement in a political context. On Monday night, the Prime Minister flew to Strasbourg and yet another meeting Read the full article…


Francis House Easter Chick Appeal

1st March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Charity, Charity, Client Focus, Events, Miscellaneous, News, Team News
Francis House Easter Chick Appeal

IN Accountancy are once again supporting Francis House Children’s Hospice Easter Chick appeal and would love your help! Last year we donated around 120 cream eggs to the appeal and we would love to beat this number this year. You can join in and show your support by getting really crafty and creative and making some chicks to carry the Read the full article…