Taxpayers warned of new tax office powers

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Individual taxpayers throughout the UK are being contacted by their advisers about new tax office powers to see overseas information. Bishop Fleming clients are being contacted as part of this government-led requirement. Financial and tax advisers […]

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New R&D tax claims – all expenses paid

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R&D tax claims are potentially even more attractive following a relaxation of the rules by the tax office on employee expense claims. David Kirk explains. A company can claim enhanced deductions against its taxable profits for expenditure […]

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New concession for employers who payroll benefits

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There is a new concession for employers who payroll employee benefits through Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA), the new name for salary sacrifice schemes. Since 6 April 2016 employers have been able to use the payroll […]

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Bishop Fleming shortlisted for Excellence award

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Bishop Fleming is delighted to have been shortlisted for a major award by leading players in the accounting profession. The firm has been shortlisted for the Large Practice of the Year Award, which is a category of […]

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Cyber Threat to Hospice Sector

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Fraudsters have scored a hat-trick of cyber-attacks against hospices resulting in calls for the third sector to be extra vigilant. Recent months have witnessed a succession of attempted, and in some cases, successful frauds in […]

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EU Funding After Brexit

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It’s well over a year since the Brexit Referendum and we still have little idea on what the future holds for regions such as the South West and West Midlands in terms of replacement EU […]

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Academies and Fraud Prevention

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As an Academy Trust, along with all other businesses, you must be vigilant to the threat of frauds and have appropriate controls and policies in place to limit your exposure. The Academies Financial Handbook states […]

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End of surcharges is on the cards

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From January 2018, businesses will no longer be able to add any surcharges where a customer pays by credit or debit card, following an EU directive banning surcharges on Visa and Mastercard payments. However the government has gone […]

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Countdown to new data protection rules

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Following the government’s intention to introduce a new Data Protection Bill, businesses face new regulatory burdens in order to provide greater safeguards for individuals. And despite Brexit, the bill will incorporate into UK law the […]

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Voluntary overtime counts towards holiday pay

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Employers face a flood of back pay claims following a tribunal decision that payments for voluntary overtime can form part of “normal remuneration” for the purposes of calculating holiday pay. The decision in Dudley Metropolitan […]

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