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From time to time, we produce information for clients on a number of topical and important issues, some of which can be found below:

Will Taylor Review put an end to cash-in hand payments? - September 18, 2017
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Cash-in-hand payments should be replaced with technology driven alternatives in the hopes of collecting up to £6 billion more in tax – this is the conclusion of a Government-commissioned review conducted by Matthew Taylor, head of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). The 116-page report, entitled Taylor Review of Modern Work … Continue reading Will Taylor Review put an end to cash-in hand payments?


Sign up for our FREE Annual Tax Conference - September 18, 2017
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Following the huge success of our 2016 Tax Conference, we will once again be holding this popular event at the South Holland Centre, Spalding. Our 2017 Tax Conference, on Wednesday 18 October 2017, will focus on two main themes – Making Tax Digital and Current Hot Tax Breaks.   Our aim is to bring clarity … Continue reading Sign up for our FREE Annual Tax Conference


HMRC receives more funding to crack down on companies flouting NMW rules - September 18, 2017
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According to the Government’s latest Labour Market Enforcement Strategy report, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to receive an additional £5.3 million of funding in 2017/18 to ensure businesses are paying employees the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW). This follows on from a previous increase of £20 million in 2016, which … Continue reading HMRC receives more funding to crack down on companies flouting NMW rules


Is your business ready for the General Data Protection Regulations? - September 18, 2017
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From 25 May 2018 important new data handling regulations come into force which will affect you and your clients. Ignoring the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is not an option and there will be tough sanctions for those who breach the rules, which is why you and your clients cannot afford to miss our … Continue reading Is your business ready for the General Data Protection Regulations?


Making Tax Digital – local businesses warned not to rest on their laurels - September 18, 2017
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Companies across the region need to get ready for Making Tax Digital – the Government’s new online tax system – by incorporating online accounting software into their business. Despite plans to delay the roll-out of the new regime, businesses are being urged to plan ahead so that they are not caught out by the changes … Continue reading Making Tax Digital – local businesses warned not to rest on their laurels


Has your firm signed up for our annual charity quiz? - September 18, 2017
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Do you and your colleagues fancy yourselves as quiz experts? Is someone in your office always quick with a nugget of useful trivia? If so, come and join us at our Professional Quiz Night – an event which combines a fun evening in the company of fellow local professionals, with fundraising for a worthy local … Continue reading Has your firm signed up for our annual charity quiz?


Is your business ready for the General Data Protection Regulations? - July 28, 2017
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From 25 May 2018 important new data handling regulations come into force which will affect ALL Businesses. Ignoring the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is not an option and there will be tough sanctions for those who breach them which is why you cannot afford to miss our FREE Seminar. Our seminar, in conjunction … Continue reading Is your business ready for the General Data Protection Regulations?


HMRC loses tribunal after posting correspondence to wrong address - July 28, 2017
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) apparent failure to keep their address book up to date has cost them dearly, after a Tribunal sided with a businessman who claimed he had never received a notice to file. According to the gov.uk guidance, a director must register for self-assessment (SA) and send a personal SA tax return … Continue reading HMRC loses tribunal after posting correspondence to wrong address


800,000 employers risk workplace pension penalties - July 28, 2017
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Employers who have failed to set up workplace pension schemes by their staging date are risking massive fines. According to the latest figures published by the Pensions Regulator, around 800,000 small businesses have yet to auto-enrol their employees into a workplace pension scheme Businesses found to be non-compliant have either been issued with a Fixed … Continue reading 800,000 employers risk workplace pension penalties


Savings in sharp decline - July 28, 2017
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New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the proportion of UK residents’ disposable income that goes into savings has fallen to a record low. The ONS latest study found that the savings ratio, which measures the outgoings and incomings that affect households, had fallen to 1.7 per cent during January … Continue reading Savings in sharp decline


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