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Gift Aid hit by dividend tax change

Gift Aid hit by dividend tax change

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on February 4, 2016

A tax hike is about to hit those who give to charity, following new rules for dividends starting in April. From 6 April 2016 individuals with predominantly dividend income who make Gift Aid donations could…

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David Cameron announces major development for National Citizen Service

David Cameron announces major development for National Citizen Service

Posted by Pam Tuckett on February 4, 2016

Last month David Cameron announced a huge development for the National Citizen Service (NCS) in his speech on life chances. He announced “And I can make a major announcement on this today: we are going…

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Downward trend in insolvencies continues

Downward trend in insolvencies continues

Posted by Jerry O Sullivan on February 2, 2016

The number of insolvencies continues to fall, according to the latest numbers from The Insolvency Service. Figures for the quarter to December 2015 reveal total company insolvencies have plummeted to their lowest level for a…

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Bishop Fleming Celebrate Prize Winners

Bishop Fleming Celebrate Prize Winners

Posted by Press Release on February 1, 2016

Three Firsts At Top 40 Firm A trio of trainees at Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming are celebrating receiving prizes for their ACA accountancy exams - the qualification to become a Chartered Accountant. All 3 achieved…

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Alcohol sellers – have you registered? A gentle reminder.

Alcohol sellers – have you registered? A gentle reminder.

Posted by Sean Mitchell on February 1, 2016

Back in September 2015 I wrote a blog regarding HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introducing The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS). Part of that blog highlighted the fact that all alcohol wholesalers, including those who…

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Top 40 Accountants Back 16 Schools In "Young Enterprise" Scheme

Top 40 Accountants Back 16 Schools In “Young Enterprise” Scheme

Posted by Press Release on January 29, 2016

Bishop Fleming, the fast-growing Top 40 accountancy firm, is repeating its support for the "Young Enterprise" initiative to help school pupils to learn about business. For the 3rd year running, Bishop Fleming will support 16…

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Schools financial health and efficiency – new publication 12/01/2016

Schools financial health and efficiency – new publication 12/01/2016

Posted by David Butler on January 28, 2016

A new collection of resources has been recently published by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to help schools improve their financial health and use funding received in the most efficient way. This is especially important…

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School and College funding 2016 to 2017

School and College funding 2016 to 2017

Posted by Alison Oliver on January 28, 2016

Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), the Education Services Grant (ESG) and Pupil Premium. On the 17th December 2015 the Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah released details surrounding the funding of DSG, ESG and pupil premium…

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Changes to the National Living Wage

Changes to the National Living Wage

Posted by Ben Thorne on January 28, 2016

The headline change is for those employees aged 25 or over and not in the first year of an apprenticeship. These employees will be legally entitled to at least £7.20 per hour which is an…

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Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) consultation – ends 31st January 2016

Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) consultation – ends 31st January 2016

Posted by Pam Tuckett on January 28, 2016

A government consultation was launched on the 17th December 2015 to consider changes to the risk protection arrangement (RPA) for academies. The changes included alterations to the membership rules and academies financial handbook and will…

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