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November 26, 2014

The Very Festive Black Friday


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Christmas has already started for some – the Coca-Cola advert is out, the furniture adverts promising a delivery of a new sofa before the big day, supermarkets starting to devote

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Transferable personal allowances for married couples and civil partners
November 20, 2014

Transferable personal allowances for married couples and civil partners


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New rules from 6 April 2015 THE MEASURE This measure will allow a spouse or civil partner who is not liable to income tax above the basic rate to transfer

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November 17, 2014

Reduce data processing and increase productivity


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Do you have accounting staff who spend a lot of time data processing, so much so that they have no time to deliver the more valuable management reporting? This was

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Holiday Pay Ruling
November 13, 2014

Holiday Pay Ruling


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Following on from our previous notice on the subject (TT204 – Where is my holiday pay? August 22, 2014) a landmark ruling was made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal with

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November 10, 2014

Halloween – Ghastly frights and corporate delights


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So, like any other evening, I was taking the crowded Central Line on the way to meet a friend. I was lost in my own thoughts until I realised I

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Trading cross border and VAT
November 6, 2014

Trading cross border and VAT


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There are a lot of complexities in the VAT world. With the rise of eBay, Amazon and similar trading platforms which enable small businesses to easily globalise their business, there

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October 30, 2014

The day I became a Social Media guru


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Well, I did have an interesting day last week. We all know about the power of social media, but I suspect may of us don’t know how to harness it.  HRH

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UK Implementation of the EU Accounting Directive
October 23, 2014

UK Implementation of the EU Accounting Directive


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Further reducing the administration burden of financial reporting for UK businessesAt the end of August, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) issued their consultation paper ‘UK Implementation of

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October 22, 2014

A blog of many thoughts


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I remember back in the day that my school assemblies always had a ‘thought for the day’. This blog will go one better and provide at least two which I hope

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October 15, 2014

High Income Child Benefit Charge – HMRC’s “lazy response”


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The so-called High Income Child Benefit Charge was introduced with effect from 7th January 2013, i.e. the 2012-13 tax year. The charge applies to the receipt of child benefit where

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