Archive for January, 2017

Digital tax reporting from April 2018

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

The government has announced that digital tax reporting for unincorporated businesses and landlords will start in April 2018, despite calls for it to be delayed. But there will be relaxations from what had originally been planned. The government ...

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Grandparents missing out on adult childcare credits

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Grandparents and other family members who take time off work to look after grandchildren under 12 can claim Specified Adult Childcare Credits that count towards their state pension. A recent report reveals that due to poor awareness, the scheme ...

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Death of George Michael shows importance of having a will

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The recent death of George Michael and reports that he left his estate to family and various charities, is a reminder to us all to make sure we too clearly express our wishes in a will, claims top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming. The influential ...

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Delays At Companies House Putting Businesses At Risk

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Businesses are at risk of getting black marks against their credit profile because of delays in processing filed documents and accounts at Companies House, warns Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming. The firm is concerned that delays of up to a ...

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Leading Chartered Accountants appoint new Chair

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Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming have announced the appointment of Ian Smith as Chair with effect from 1 January 2017. He succeeds Jerry O’Sullivan who, after six years, has finished his term as Chair within the firm. Ian Smith is a Corporate ...

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Academy catering – food for thought

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Academy catering is becoming a hot issue, with trusts looking to bring their catering in-house to secure greater control over the range of food offered to students. It also provides an opportunity to generate more income by being at the top of ...

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New vehicle tax rates from April 2017

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Vehicle tax, known as Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), is changing for cars and motor homes that are first registered after 31 March 2017. It will increase the purchase price and running costs of most new vehicles. The change will not affect vehicles ...

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New Rural Development Grants – Vlog

Posted by Ewan McClymont on

Following a delay after the Brexit vote, the long-awaited Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) has been launched, covering many of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas in the country. RDPE provides funding for projects in ...

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Export for Growth – Vlog

Posted by Ewan McClymont on

The Brexit result has placed a huge focus on which type of international trade deal the UK will secure with the EU after Article 50 is invoked. This will take at least two years to bottom out but in the meantime, the new Export for Growth ...

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Academies Benchmark Report 2017

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TOUGH YEAR FOR ACADEMIES – LATEST BENCH-MARKING SURVEY REVEALS CONCERNS Seven out of ten academies are operating with accounting losses, as budgets are being squeezed and schools seek to find cost savings, according to an independent ...

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