SMEs urged to claim broadband vouchers

Posted in Blog, Business, Business Advice, Business Blog, Government Funding, HMRC, Making Tax Digital, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business on November 22, 2018

The Government is urging SMEs make use of a scheme that can earn them a £2,500 voucher towards the installation of fibre optic broadband.

SMEs need to invest more time and money in recruitment and productivity

Posted in Blog, Business, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business on November 21, 2018

UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to invest more time and money in improving recruitment and workplace productivity, after a …

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HMRC warns university students over fake tax refunds scam

Posted in Blog, Tax, Tax Blog, Tax News on November 19, 2018

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reported that thousands of students have been targeted by hackers, who have tried to obtain their financial details. 

Don’t forget about the Christmas party tax break!

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax, Tax Blog on November 16, 2018

Wow, is it that time of year already? As the holiday season fast approaches, businesses up and down the country will be spreading the joy by treating their …

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Wages showing fastest increase in almost a decade

Posted in Blog, Business, Economy, Employees, Payroll, Savings, Wages on November 15, 2018

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), wages rose at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in the three months to …

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SMEs more likely to suffer cyber attacks than larger firms, study suggests

Posted in Blog, Business Blog, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business on November 14, 2018

New official research suggests that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are more likely to encounter a cyber attack or data breach than larger firms …

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Bringing tax into the 21st century

Posted in Blog, HMRC, MTD on November 12, 2018

In a world where everything is done online such as banking, paying bills and shopping, it makes sense for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to bring tax affairs …

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Second-home tax rules to be reviewed, says Government

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Property, Tax, Tax Blog on November 9, 2018

The tax rules for second-homes are to be reviewed by the Government after a “loophole” was discovered which could be costing local councils millions …

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HMRC considering reforming trusts that allow families to pay less inheritance tax

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Inheritance, Tax, Tax Blog on November 8, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers could be affected by potential reforms of the financial arrangements that allow them to pass on their wealth.

Amount of VAT outstanding from UK businesses hits five-year high

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax, Tax Blog, VAT on November 7, 2018

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is owed a record £3 billion in outstanding VAT payments by UK businesses, it has emerged.