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Tax investigations are on the increase

Individuals and companies alike are being targeted and under more scrutiny than ever. Investigations are stressful, time-consuming and costly for the party involved. As your Accountant we want to protect...

Unclaimed estates

There is nothing more intriguing that the notion we may be due untold riches from undisclosed sources. For example, do you have any premium bonds, and did you notify the…

Do you have a December year end?

December is probably the second most popular trading year end for businesses; the most popular being the 31 March. Your end of year planning should include a review of your…

Tax-free annual party

If you are starting to look forward to the forthcoming end-of-year and Christmas celebrations, and we could all do with a bit of festive cheer, you may find the following…

Are you making the most of Trivial Benefits

Earlier this year we highlighted the tax concession afforded by the so-called Trivial Benefit rules. We said: It is possible to make small tax-free payments to employees, including directors… Employers…

Autumn Budget 2019

If there was a measure of stability in UK politics, we would be expecting the usual dispatch-box presentation by the Chancellor before Christmas. The annual budget is usually presented November…

Direct marketing director punished

If your company engages in direct marketing, you may want to consider the following case published by the Insolvency Service: A property renovation boss who caused his company to make…

How fit is your business

In much the same way that we make judgements about our personal fitness: are we overweight, do we get enough exercise, do we eat the right food; similar judgements can…

The 1972 Brussels Act has been repealed

If you doubted the resolve of our government regarding the implementation of the 2016 referendum the following announcement may clarify matters. The Government has signed into law legislation to repeal…

Preparing for a no-deal Brexit

Whatever your opinion on the “leave/remain” debate there is now sufficient momentum in our new government to engineer the UK’s exit from the EU 31 October 2019, come what may.

Enhanced redundancy cover for parents

The present legal protections against redundancy is to be extended by six months for new mothers returning to work. Parents returning from adoption and shared parental leave will also be…

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