Archive for April, 2017

Charities can cash in on the new one pound coin

Posted by Andy Wood on

The new twelve-sided one pound coin is now in circulation, offering a one-off opportunity for charities (and academies) to cash in on the change. From 15 Oct 2017, the old round one pound coin will cease to be legal tender, giving people just ...

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Taxation article – Community enterprises

Posted by Bishop Fleming on

Jon Sparkes, a tax director with Bishop Fleming and with nearly 20 years’ experience in advising charities and businesses on direct tax matters, has written an article on the tax issues of community enterprises and mutual trading. In the ...

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Digital tax plans put on hold

Posted by Press Release on

The government’s plans to digitalise the tax system and force business from April 2018 to make quarterly online returns have been dropped, due to the general election. Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming welcomed the move, claiming that it ...

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Tax changes dropped ahead of General Election

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Major tax changes that were announced in the Spring Budget have been dropped by the government, due to a lack of time to pass them into law ahead of the 8 June General Election. With 135 clauses, 29 schedules and 776 pages, Finance Bill 2017 was ...

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Another notch in the state pension age

Posted by Ian Saunders on

An independent review has recommended bringing forward the move to a state pension age of 68. There was a time when men received their state pension from age 65 and women from age 60. Those numbers may still be locked in your memory, but they ...

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Tackling the gender pay gap

Posted by Ian Saunders on

As new reporting requirements come into effect, a charity for women aged 16-30 on low or no pay, Young Women’s Trust, has called for further action to reduce the gender pay gap. The charity is concerned that pay transparency, which is intended ...

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Probate fee rises scrapped

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Controversial plans to increase probate fees are to be scrapped due to the general election. They had been set to rise in May 2017 from as little as £155 up to as much as £20,000 for some estates in England and Wales. The proposals had been ...

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