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Making Tax Digital – what does it mean for you?
29 November 2016

Making Tax Digital – what does it mean for you?

Today, Rosie Forsyth from Wilkins & Co Chartered Accountants joins us for a guest post all about the government’s new digital tax system, and how best you can prepare your business for the new changes.

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What the Autumn Statement means for SMEs
24 November 2016

What the Autumn Statement means for SMEs

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement saw the chancellor announce a mild loosening of the public finances in order to invest in closing the productivity gap between Britain and other developed nations. Against a backdrop of...

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Tax Self-assessment: Simplify your return by submitting online
28 July 2016

Tax Self-assessment: Simplify your return by submitting online

With the self-assessment tax deadline now just days away, many businesses will need to pay the second installment of their self-assessment tax bill.

In the first half of the year, HMRC reported that the highest...

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How Brokers can take advantage of a changing landscape
7 June 2016

How Brokers can take advantage of a changing landscape

Recent figures from the FLA show that Asset Finance continues to grow with a 10% rise in March, compared with the same month last year, and by 8% in Q1 2016, compared with the same period in 2015.

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Online Self-Assessment Tax return tips
20 January 2016

Online Self-Assessment Tax return tips

With the 31st January Tax deadline fast approaching, the need to complete your Online Self-Assessment Tax return is growing every day. Failure to meet the HMRC's tax deadline could result in penalties, including...

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Will the Government rethink SME quarterly tax return?
8 January 2016

Will the Government rethink SME quarterly tax return?

The New Year has already brought good news for UK small businesses, with the prospect of a rethink on the somewhat controversial plan for SMEs to file tax returns on a quarterly basis.

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Overdue Corporation Tax payments reach £1.59bn
8 December 2015

Overdue Corporation Tax payments reach £1.59bn

Overdue Corporation tax payments have hit a high of £1.59 billion this year, rising from £1.52 billion in 2014.

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What HMRC’s reorganisation means for small businesses
27 November 2015

What HMRC’s reorganisation means for small businesses

Having recently announced changes to its services, HMRC plans to create 13 new Regional centres over the next five years, whilst also putting a greater emphasis on the improvements to their digital services.

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Barristers’ earnings hit £1.5 billion
28 October 2015

Barristers’ earnings hit £1.5 billion

Latest figures, based on HMRC tax returns, reveal that the total earnings of barristers as a profession have risen to £1.5 billion, up 5% on the year previous. The average income of an individual barrister has also...

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Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan
29 September 2015

Avoid overdue payments with a short term VAT loan

Latest research shows that UK businesses owe almost £2.6 billion to HMRC in overdue VAT payments, up from £2.55 billion in 2014. This figure has remained consistent in recent years, despite the improving economic...

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HMRC issues 60,000 Accelerated Payment Notices
19 August 2015

HMRC issues 60,000 Accelerated Payment Notices

Since APNs were introduced, the HMRC declared that 60,000 notices have been issued, collecting an estimated £3 billion in upfront payments.*

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Don’t let tax bills delay plans for growth
23 June 2015

Don’t let tax bills delay plans for growth

The economic recovery has instilled confidence into a huge number of businesses and many are now investing in plans for growth. Careful management of VAT and Corporation Tax bills can help ensure that they do not...

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Manage tax with minimum fuss: Top tips for SMEs
18 June 2015

Manage tax with minimum fuss: Top tips for SMEs

Staying on top of tax is critical for businesses – not only so that they are aware of what they have to do and when, but also to ensure that they aren’t paying more tax than they need to. For SME owners trying to...

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Take the sting out of Tax...
12 June 2015

Take the sting out of Tax...

We know that for many businesses covering the considerable cost of annual income tax liability can be tough. It can often fall at the most inconvenient of times, reducing cash resources that could be used to further...

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Is it time to review your business finances?
30 April 2015

Is it time to review your business finances?

With the new financial year well under way, it’s the perfect opportunity to prepare your budgets and ensure your business has adequate resources to support your cash flow. We understand that managing this very...

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