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HMRC’s Voice ID Database

12th February 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, GDPR, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News, Personal Tax
HMRC’s Voice ID Database

Since 2017, HMRC has captured millions of callers’ voice data on its Voice ID system by encouraging the caller to say a key phrase instead of the conventional password to gain access to their accounts. However, non-profit organisation Big Brother Watch warns that people have been ‘railroaded into a mass ID scheme by the back door’ and has reported HMRC Read the full article…


Protect Your Pension Pots

11th February 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, Pensions and Payroll, Pensions and Payroll
Protect Your Pension Pots

The Insolvency Service has urged individuals saving for retirement to protect their pension pots from criminals and ‘negligent trustees’. Research carried out by the Service found that criminals use a range of tactics to convince savers to part with their funds, including persuading individuals to access their pension and invest in unregulated schemes. Pension scam victims lost an average of Read the full article…


‘Unbelievable Excuses’ for Late Filing of Tax Returns

10th February 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News, Personal Tax, Tax
‘Unbelievable Excuses’ for Late Filing of Tax Returns

HMRC has revealed some of the most ‘bizarre excuses’ taxpayers have given for failing to file their self assessment tax return on time. Excuses included ‘I’m too short to reach the post box’, and ‘my boiler had broken and my fingers were too cold to type’. One taxpayer claimed that a junior member of staff ‘forgot to wear their glasses’, and Read the full article…


Spring Statement Date Announced

8th February 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News
Spring Statement Date Announced

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has announced that the government will respond to the forecast from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) in the Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019. The Chancellor may take the opportunity to announce tax changes and consultations. We will update you on pertinent announcements. Internet link:  GOV.UK news


How to Change Accountants… it’s easier than you think

23rd January 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, Contractors, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, Miscellaneous, News, Personal Tax, Tax
How to Change Accountants… it’s easier than you think

I’ve been asked half a dozen times recently how to change accountants, with local businesses being put off moving away from poor service, mistakes or high fees because they are worried the process might be difficult, complicated or expensive. In reality it is really simple and straightforward to change accountants – my quick video below outlines everything you need to Read the full article…


Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars

24th December 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News
Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2018. 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 December 2018 are: Read the full article…


Discounting – Christmas Deals or Don’ts??

13th December 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Client Focus, Limited Companies, Miscellaneous, News
Discounting – Christmas Deals or Don’ts??

It’s that time of year again when everyone is getting excited for the bargains they might find in the January sales, which if you ask me have been getting earlier and earlier in recent years. But if you’re in business and are participating in the sales season, be it the recent Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Shop Local Saturday, Boxing Day or Read the full article…


Setting 2019 Up For Success

28th November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Events, Miscellaneous, News
Setting 2019 Up For Success

Last week Sarah took part in a local Stockport business event hosted by the team at Santander, where the theme was all about setting 2019 up for success. Sarah delivered an engaging and inspiring keynote on her Formula for Success to make 2019 your best year yet, which was followed by Hazel Carter-Showell’s of Carter Corson Business Psychologists highly entertaining and Read the full article…


Meet the Buyer is back – Are you looking for new business?

13th September 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, Contractors, Events, Limited Companies, Miscellaneous, News
Meet the Buyer is back – Are you looking for new business?

Meet the Buyer is returning in 2018 on Thursday 22nd November! The popular event gives Stockport suppliers the opportunity to promote their goods and services to buyers acting on behalf of some of the largest public sector organisations from Rochdale, Stockport, Trafford and Tameside through a series of tailored appointments. Meet the Buyer events are an excellent opportunity for local small and Read the full article…


The Pride of Tameside Business Awards 2018

13th September 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Interviews, Events, IN Team, Limited Companies, Miscellaneous, News
The Pride of Tameside Business Awards 2018

The Pride of Tameside Business Awards have announced their 2018 shortlist. And we are delighted to share with you that Gemma Taylor and the team from Managed Ink have been shortlisted for not one, but two awards in the Pride of Tameside Business Awards!! The awards they are finalists for are New Business of the year and Micro Business of Read the full article…