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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
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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
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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
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New Measures To Ensure Small Businesses Get Paid On Time

19th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Limited Companies, News
New Measures To Ensure Small Businesses Get Paid On Time

The government has announced a package of measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time. Under the proposals, large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as part of a robust package of measures.
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Preparing the Workforce for EU Exit

17th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Brexit, Budget, Business, local interest, News
Preparing the Workforce for EU Exit

Over two thirds of EU citizens that are currently in the UK are here for work. The government is advising that if these individuals plan to remain living and working in the UK, after it leaves the EU, they can
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Tax Gap Remains Low

15th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, HMRC, HMRC, News, Personal Tax, Tax
Tax Gap Remains Low

HMRC has published a report showing that the UK tax gap in 2017/18 is estimated to be £35 billion.  This is 5.6% of total theoretical tax liabilities, and a small increase of 0.1% from 5.5% in 2016/17. HMRC therefore secured
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MTD for VAT Latest

11th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, Making Tax Digital, News, VAT
MTD for VAT Latest

HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require taxpayers to move to a fully digital tax system. Under the rules, businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold(currently £85,000)must keep digital records
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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

9th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, CASH, News
Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 June 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
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Non-Compliance with Minimum Wage Regulations

7th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, CASH, local interest, News
Non-Compliance with Minimum Wage Regulations

A recent Low Pay Commission (LPC) report sets out its findings on the number of people being paid less than the statutory minimum wage. The LPC found that, in April 2018, 439,000 workers were paid less than the National Minimum
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HMRC Taskforce Tackles Dishonest Dog Breeders

6th July 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, CASH, HMRC, HMRC, News
HMRC Taskforce Tackles Dishonest Dog Breeders

A taskforce has recovered more than £5 million by tackling dishonest dog breeders selling pups on the black market. HMRC set up the taskforce in October 2015 after discussions with animal welfare groups that were concerned that tens of thousands
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