Do you need a Legal Entity Identifier?

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From 3 January 2018, legal entities such as companies, trusts, partnerships and charities will need to have a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) if they wish to trade on financial markets in the UK, or continue […]

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Cybercrime – beware of fraudulent emails and letters

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Cybercrime is on the increase as reports of fraudulent emails become increasing commonplace. What can individuals and businesses do to protect themselves? There has been an increase in the number of reported phishing emails (and […]

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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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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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Plymouth accountants shortlisted for city award

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Plymouth-based Top 40 accountants, Bishop Fleming, have been shortlisted in the Best Professional Services Business category of the prestigious City & Waterfront Awards. This is the second year running that the firm, with its offices […]

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Dividend Tax change in 2018

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Whilst it was hoped that the proposed reduction in the dividend tax allowance from £5,000 to £2,000 in April 2018 would not go ahead, due to it being dropped from the 2017 Finance Bill, this […]

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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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Employers beware! Employment Law changes ahead

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Business owners and employees have a lot to contend with when trying to understand changes in employment law, pensions and payroll. And that is no different for the marine sector. There appears to be no […]

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