Howard Worth Announces New Relationship with Figured

Over the last few years, farming businesses have been affected by much uncertainty including Brexit, political turmoil, adverse weather conditions and fluctuating milk prices. Following on from the introduction of MTD for VAT in April 2019, we have helped many of our farming clients realise the benefits of using digital accountancy software and how the…

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HW Staff show generosity for Festive Fundraising appeals

Christmas is a busy time of year for us as individuals and for many businesses. Despite the hectic nature of life during the festive period, our staff have shown incredible generosity and kindness in supporting three separate charity appeals. The first one was Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child, which saw us send shoe boxes…

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Annual R&D spend in the UK reaches £25 billion

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) businesses in the UK spent £25 billion on research and development (R&D) during 2018. The figure represents a 5.8 per cent increase on the previous year when the figure stood at £23.7 billion. The ONS claim the figures highlight an upward trend when…

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Keeping workplace gifts tax-free this Christmas

Over the Christmas period, you may wish to treat your employees. This is a tried and trusted approach to building a strong relationship with your team. But are you aware that you may be breaking PAYE rules by doing so? We want to ensure that you enjoy the holidays just as much as your team,…

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HMRC urges taxpayers to be vigilant ahead of self-assessment deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has urged taxpayers to be vigilant ahead of the self-assessment deadline on 31 January 2020, with a surge in fraudulent activity expected. HMRC has said that it has received 900,000 reports in the last 12 months relating to suspected fraud, with phone calls, text messages and emails being the most…

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The end of the help-to-buy ISA – What’s next?

Since 2015, banks and building societies have been offering help-to-buy ISAs to first-time buyers. To qualify, you had to be 16 or over and be a first-time buyer. However, as of the end of last month, the scheme has been closed to new savers. Under the scheme savers could deposit a lump sum of up…

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