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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:

Auto-enrolment changes could place additional burden on small businesses - February 16, 2018
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Proposed changes to auto-enrolment pensions will cause additional financial worries for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Their concerns comes after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) indicated its intention to extend auto-enrolment to younger workers, whom it says deserve “the same opportunities” to a build a … Continue reading Auto-enrolment changes could place additional burden on small businesses


Stamp duty – property purchasers face wait for refunds - February 16, 2018
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Homebuyers who have been caught out by the second home Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge when purchasing a new permanent residence before they have managed to sell their previous one are allegedly facing significant delays in receiving SDLT refunds. Last year, former Chancellor George Osborne introduced the three per cent SDLT surcharge in a … Continue reading Stamp duty – property purchasers face wait for refunds


Getting ready for MTD – free cloud accounting workshops - February 16, 2018
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Are your clients ready for Making Tax Digital, the Government’s all-new online reporting system? From April 2019, all VAT-registered businesses in the UK (with a turnover above £85,000) will need to switch to a digital tax system for submitting VAT returns using MTD compliant accounting software. Cloud accounting is the ideal answer to this change. … Continue reading Getting ready for MTD – free cloud accounting workshops


Make sure you don’t lose out on unused allowances - February 16, 2018
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We are rapidly approaching the end of the 2017-18 tax year, which finishes on 5 April 2018. This means that there are only a few weeks remaining to ensure you and your clients have taken advantage of all the allowances and reliefs to which you are entitled. If you do not, you could pay thousands … Continue reading Make sure you don’t lose out on unused allowances


Time is ticking away … GDPR is fast approaching - February 16, 2018
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With less than four months before the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force, researchers have found that the majority of small businesses (SMEs) are still not fully prepared for the changes which will affect them. A quarterly survey conducted as part of the Close Brothers Business Barometer, found that many of the … Continue reading Time is ticking away … GDPR is fast approaching


Chancellor claims SMEs are backbone of UK economy but delivers little to help them - December 15, 2017
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Rising to address Parliament, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, recognised that the Government couldn’t “build an economy fit for the future without supporting its backbone” – the country’s small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Mr Hammond proclaimed that he recognised the pressure small businesses were under but, arguably, this was not truly reflected in … Continue reading Chancellor claims SMEs are backbone of UK economy but delivers little to help them


Are your clients making the most of the ECA scheme? - December 15, 2017
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We are always keen to promote ways that will help your clients make their capital budgets stretch that little bit further. Recently we have been talking to a number of local businesses about the benefits of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme, which allows companies to invest in energy-saving plant or machinery that might otherwise … Continue reading Are your clients making the most of the ECA scheme?


Sharing our expertise with the farming community at LAMMA - December 15, 2017
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We are delighted to confirm that we will once again be attending the LAMMA show – the UK’s leading farm machinery and services event. This will be the third year in a row that we have taken a stand at LAMMA, which is being held at the East of England Showground in Peterborough from 17 … Continue reading Sharing our expertise with the farming community at LAMMA


New faces welcomed to our team - December 15, 2017
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As part of our ongoing expansion, we are pleased to announce that we have recruited five new members of staff to our team. Asif Hamid, Aaron Wykes, Harry Witt, Sherry Yuen Ying Tung and Danny Hunt have all recently joined us. Asif is based in our Spalding office, having previously worked as an accounts manager … Continue reading New faces welcomed to our team


Overdue payments land small businesses with £2 billion cash shortfall - December 15, 2017
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Smaller businesses (SMEs) are facing a £2.16 billion deficit as they chase overdue payments, according to Bacs. The company, which is behind direct debit and Bacs payments in the UK, has revealed that, of the 1.7 million SMEs in the UK, almost 640,000 are waiting beyond agreed terms for payments. 37 per cent of English … Continue reading Overdue payments land small businesses with £2 billion cash shortfall


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