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The Christmas gift allowance: how it works

Dec 17, 2021

If you are planning on treating staff this Christmas, here’s a brief guide to the tax rules for the 2021/22 financial year. Do gifts count as taxable income? Christmas presents paid in cash to staff qualify as taxable earnings, which means they ...

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Scams: the heavy financial and health burden

Oct 20, 2021

According to recent research, the total amount of money it costs a fraudster’s victim to get help with their wellbeing after being scammed is £9.3 billion a year.  This unwanted financial burden is equivalent to £2,509 per annum for each victim. ...

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October: the last month to handle CJRS claims

Oct 05, 2021

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise known as the furlough scheme, ended on 30 September 2021, October marks the last month in which employers will need to handle the related claims. What dates shall employers be aware of? 14 October ...

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MTD for Income Tax delayed until April 2024, HMRC confirms

Sep 27, 2021

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax will be delayed until April 2024, the Government has confirmed. It means self-employed business owners and landlords will have one more year to prepare for the digitalisation of Self Assessment. According to HM Revenue & ...

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Small developers invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding

Sep 24, 2021

Small and medium-sized developers have been invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding to build new homes. The new fund, known as the Housing Growth Partnership (HGP), aims to support the development of 10,000 new properties by ...

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Company insolvencies: over 8,700 chain stores have closed

Sep 21, 2021

Recent research shows that in 2021, over 8,700 chain stores have closed due to the major shift in online shopping - partly caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Overall numbers fell by 5,251 as the number of chain store closures outweighed the ...

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What are year-end accounts and how can I prepare for them?

Sep 17, 2021

If you’re new to business, year-end accounts may seem like a daunting prospect. But with the right preparation, advice and approach, you will have nothing to worry about. In this blog, we’re going to look at what year-end accounts are when ...

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File Companies House accounts online to avoid delays, businesses told

Sep 02, 2021

Businesses have been urged to file Companies House accounts online as coronavirus disruption continues to significantly delay processing times. The official register of companies said paper accounts can take days, or sometimes weeks, to process. If you are due to file accounts ...

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Businesses urged to “get to grips” with new Patent Box regime as grandfathering rules come to an end

Aug 12, 2021

Businesses should “get to grips” with new Patent Box rules or risk missing out on corporate tax relief, a major regulator has warned. The new guidance, published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), comes after grandfathering ...

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Digital advice hub for employers and employees launched under new National Disability Strategy

Jul 29, 2021

A new advice hub will help disabled workers understand their employment rights and support employers in delivering them, it has been announced. The service comes after the launch of the National Disability Strategy, which aims to “remove barriers faced by disabled ...

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