Are you ready for the digital VAT changeover?

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With only ten months to go before VAT registered entities have to keep digital records and use computer software to file their VAT returns online, a leading adviser is warning business owners to not bury […]

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City Partner celebrates 25 years at the helm

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A Partner of Plymouth-based Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming is celebrating 25 years at the helm. Robert Davey (pictured) joined the firm in 1991 as an audit manager and has been a Partner at […]

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Spring Statement 2018 at a glance

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Spring Statement 2018 announcements made on 13 March. The Chancellor’s statement didn’t spring any surprises. With the main Budget now pushed back to the autumn, the speech was a masterpiece of understatement, lacking the seasonal colours of emerging blossom. The lack of […]

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End of surcharges is on the cards

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From 13 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 […]

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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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