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April 21, 2015

Company size and audit thresholds – is change as good as a rest?


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During a recent meeting to discuss a company’s accounting and tax requirements, I was advised that the company required an audit as it had increased turnover for the last year.

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April 13, 2015

A “one size fits all” corporation tax rate


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I’ve been an accountant for almost 16 years now. In that time there has always been one rate of corporation tax for companies with larger profits and another (lower) rate

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April 13, 2015

Settlement discounts


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Until the start of this month, most businesses offering a Prompt Payment Discount (PPD) as part of their standard terms only accounted for VAT on the discounted price, even if

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April 7, 2015

Kill “Tax” Bill Vol. 1


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Employee benefits and expenses are often complicated because they are taxed in different ways making the choice for both employee and employer just as complicated. Certain taxable benefits can be “tax

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March 30, 2015

Basket of goods in 2015 to measure UK inflation


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Inflation affects the value of the pound in your pocket and every year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reviews its basket of goods and services which are used to measure

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March 26, 2015

Tax planning opportunities


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Having recently suffered the pain of paying your personal tax bill, what action can be taken now to legitimately minimise your liability for the year to 5 April 2015? If

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March 25, 2015

New pension rules – Pension Wise Government guidance website launched


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The new pension rules come into effect on 6 April – and the Government have recently launched their guidance website www.pensionwise.gov.uk, backed up by a full media ‘Pension Wise’ advertising campaign.

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March 23, 2015

Topical Tips for Employers


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Last week was the final Budget before the General Election. There were a number of changes and announcements aimed across a spectrum of people. This note will focus on ‘employers’

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March 9, 2015

Nappy Wars


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Why do Procter & Gamble want to increase their market share of nappies and why should you and your business care? To answer these questions I will start with a

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March 2, 2015

There may be trouble ahead


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The Stamp Duty Land Tax amendments in George Osbourne’s 2014 Autumn Statement caused an unprecedented frenzy to rush through the sale of high value properties, particularly in London and the

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