You are here: Home » News & events » Professional News

Professional News

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

HMRC finally provides more clarity for Making Tax Digital - March 13, 2017
thumb image

After months of delays and speculation, the Government’s long-awaited responses to six consultations about Making Tax Digital (MTD) were published at the end of January. Despite ongoing criticisms regarding the short timescale for the proposed MTD roll out, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) confirmed that the project will not be delayed. This means that mandatory … Continue reading HMRC finally provides more clarity for Making Tax Digital


Do you know a local business that would benefit from grant funding? - March 13, 2017
thumb image

East Midlands-based businesses could potentially be missing out by failing to apply for funding which has been made available to help their business grow and create jobs. Funding is available to support small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s), social enterprises, as well as sole traders and partnerships.  To qualify, applicants must demonstrate that projects will … Continue reading Do you know a local business that would benefit from grant funding?


New rules will help SMEs to switch accounts and save money - March 13, 2017
thumb image

Small businesses will soon be able to switch their accounts between banks more easily, as a result of changes to bank competition rules. The Bacs Payment Scheme – the organisation responsible for the majority of the UK’s automated payments – have agreed to put into operation a number of improvements to make the retail banking … Continue reading New rules will help SMEs to switch accounts and save money


HMRC accused of using SMEs as easy tax wins - March 13, 2017
thumb image

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been accused of going for easy wins, by targeting small and medium-sized businesses to plug the UK’s tax gap. The allegations come in the wake of a report which showed an additional £468 million was generated in tax revenue by SMEs in 2016. The figure obtained via a Freedom … Continue reading HMRC accused of using SMEs as easy tax wins


Businesses reminded to cash in old fivers - March 13, 2017
thumb image

From 5 May 2017, the old paper £5 note will no longer be legal tender and may not be accepted in shops or could be refused by banks. The clock is ticking so now is the time to check your petty cash tins and safes to make sure there are no old fivers lurking there. … Continue reading Businesses reminded to cash in old fivers


Charity fundraising makes difference to LIVES - March 13, 2017
thumb image

Moore Thompson’s in-house charity has donated nearly £1,500 to Lincolnshire’s voluntary emergency care service, LIVES, following a year of fundraising. Generous clients, fellow professionals and members of staff spent the last 12 months carrying out a number of events, such as charity quizzes, to raise money for LIVES – an organisation with more than 700 … Continue reading Charity fundraising makes difference to LIVES


Moore Thompson staff provide festive treats for young patients - January 16, 2017

Staff from Moore Thompson gave Santa a run for his money in December, by delivering a package of gifts to children at Pilgrim Hospital. Staff, friends and a few members of the public, who had heard about Moore Thompson’s call for presents, joined in the gift giving and went with them to the hospital in … Continue reading Moore Thompson staff provide festive treats for young patients


Moore Thompson sponsors Peterborough Biscuit Business event - January 16, 2017

The Peterborough Arena is to play host to The Peterborough Biscuit Business Event, which will showcase the diverse business community that operates in and around the area. Moore Thompson is delighted to be the gold sponsor for the Finance and Accounts sector of the event, which takes place on Wednesday 8th February, from 8am to … Continue reading Moore Thompson sponsors Peterborough Biscuit Business event


Buy-to-let sector to continue to grow, but at slower pace in 2017, says CML - January 16, 2017

The end of 2016 saw a significant increase in remortgaging, with figures hitting a seven-year high in October, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). The new data from the CML showed that re-mortgage activity for October grew by the previous year and the highest amount since 2009. The Council has also predicted that … Continue reading Buy-to-let sector to continue to grow, but at slower pace in 2017, says CML


Almost half of DB pension holders not properly informed - January 16, 2017

A new report has found that 45 per cent of defined benefit (DB) members approaching retirement do not feel properly informed enough to transfer their pension. In a survey conducted by insurance provider LV= a total of 1,004 adults over the age of 55 with a DB pension were questioned. 29 per cent responded that … Continue reading Almost half of DB pension holders not properly informed


© Copyright Moore Thompson. All rights reserved. | Terms & conditions | Privacy policy | Sitemap
Moore Thompson is registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Accountants in Spalding | Wisbech | Market Deeping | Lincolnshire | Cambridgeshire | Peterborough