Archive for March, 2017

Making Tax Digital for business

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Following the 2017 Spring Budget it has been confirmed that Making Tax Digital, the most radical change in the tax system for over 20 years, will proceed as planned, but with a delay of a year for the smallest businesses. What that means is that ...

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An insight into Young Enterprise

Posted by Alison Dale on

Since September I have been acting as a Business Adviser to a team from Exeter College who are taking part in the Young Enterprise Companies Programme. This is a voluntary role that takes me out of the office and into the classroom each week, to ...

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Should care workers be paid to sleep?

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

A brief guide to whether care workers who sleep during their shift are entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. The National Living Wage (NLW) has increased staff costs for care homes, and with its expected rise from £7.50 per hour to at ...

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Work experience week in Plymouth

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Following the success of our work experience weeks in previous years, this year for the first time Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming has hosted 6 local sixth form students at a “work experience week” at it’s Plymouth office. Bishop ...

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Spring Budget update – A turn for the worse

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Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget, with its U-Turn on National Insurance Contributions (NICs), alienates the very businesses the government should be encouraging, claims Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming. Matthew Lee, Managing Partner at ...

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Budget Forecast Returns

Posted by Ben Thorne on

As you will be aware there have been changes in the Academy Reporting in recent months, which will have an impact on your reports for the coming year. For your accounts for 2016, the Annual Return is now included in a Sector Annual Report and ...

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North Devon Theatres’ Trust – in administration

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The Administrators of North Devon Theatres’ Trust are pleased to report that they have now completed the surrender of the leases of the Queens Theatre in Barnstaple and the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe to the Council. At the same time, the ...

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What lies in store for deal makers?

Posted by James Finnegan on

2016 was a surprising year. The seismic Brexit vote was expected to increase business uncertainty and slow the economy. However, in defiance of the dire warnings reported in the media, the volume of transactions remained robust. Businesses ...

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New rules to tackle poor payment practices

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

For financial years beginning on or after 6 April 2017, large companies and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) will have to report half-yearly on their payment practices in order to reveal how long they are taking to pay their suppliers This ...

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