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More than 3,000 taxpayers complete self-assessment on Christmas Day


7 Jan 2020

Instead of tucking into turkey or unwrapping their gifts, 3,003 taxpayers completed their self-assessment returns on 25 December 2019, according …
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Should your company pay a data protection fee?


7 Jan 2020

We are aware that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been contacting companies to remind them of their legal obligation …
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SMEs now wait 23 days for late payments, new study finds


7 Jan 2020

According to the latest data, UK SMEs now have to wait up to 23 days on average for late payments …
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Reminder: National Living Wage set to increase from April


7 Jan 2020

On 1 April 2020 the Government will introduce increases to the National Living and Minimum Wage. From this date the …
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HMRC launches revamped CEST IR35 off-payroll working tool


7 Jan 2020

With less than three months remaining before the IR35 off-payroll working rules begin to apply in the private sector, HM …
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New Advisory Fuel Rates


7 Jan 2020

A new set of Advisory Fuel Rates came into effect from the beginning of December 2019, which apply to employees …
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VAT receipts reach record level of £133 billion


7 Jan 2020

Figures published by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have revealed that VAT revenue in 2018/19 rose by £7 billion from …
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Around half of the UK’s SMEs admit to making errors on taxes


17 Dec 2019

According to accounting software providers, QuickBooks, over 50 per cent of UK small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners have made a …
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Late payments a huge drain on SMEs


17 Dec 2019

Small firms are owed a staggering £23.4 billion in late payments, an issue that is continuing to cause greater problems …
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The end of the help-to-buy ISA – What’s next?


17 Dec 2019

Since 2015, banks and building societies have been offering help-to-buy ISAs to first-time buyers. To qualify, you had to be …
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