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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Brexit – Great Repeal Bill published

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The Great Repeal Bill to bring into UK law all existing EU law after Brexit has been published by the government. The 66-page Bill, entitled the European Union (withdrawal) Bill, is designed to remove from UK law the 1972 European […]

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Brexit – life begins at 50

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Bishop Fleming’s VAT Director, Wendy Andrews, highlights the potential issues for businesses and consumers of Brexit following the government’s triggering of Article 50 to leave the EU. The phoney war has ended and the UK begins the process […]

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HMRC joins the dots on colouring books

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From 1 April 2017, the VAT treatment of colouring and dot-to-dot books will change. Although they will broadly remain zero-rated where suitable for children under 18, standard rating may apply where they are for adults. […]

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Sharing out the Apple pie

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Apple has been ordered to pay €13bn (£11bn) in tax to the Irish government by the European Commission, which has ruled that the Silicon Valley company’s Irish tax arrangements amounted to illegal state aid. The […]

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Employers face new immigration penalties

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Employers found not to be complying with new immigration rules affecting illegal workers could face a fine, and their directors could face imprisonment. The Immigration Act 2016 came into force on 12 July 2016, under […]

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Brexit and UK employers of EU workers

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Now that the UK has voted for Brexit, concern is growing among UK employers over what they should be doing with their current EU workers. Currently the decision to invoke Article 50 for Brexit has […]

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Adapting to change in a global market

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Nigel Warren, head of manufacturing and technology, looks at how the global market is becoming more accessible for even the smallest of firms. The world is changing rapidly, with new technologies coming on stream allied […]

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New Senior Tax Manager At Bath Accountants

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Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming, has recruited Stephen Martin as a Senior Tax Manager for their growing Bath office. Stephen is a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of experience in the tax profession, providing […]

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Brexit and VAT

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Bishop Fleming’s VAT Director provides some initial guidance on VAT and Brexit. VAT is a “European tax” and was introduced in the UK as part of our original accession to the Common Market in 1973, […]

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