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19th May 2017 Making Tax Digital – The Cloud Based Accountancy Software

As has been widely publicised a sole trader, partnership or landlord with a turnover of £85,000 or more, will need to comply with Making Tax Digital, potentially from as early as April 2018. This includes a requirement to operate an electronic bookkeeping system. Xero and QuickBooks are leading companies offering a wide range of support…

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18th May 2017 Making Tax Digital Seminar – Places still available

We still have places available for our free MTD seminar on 25 May at our March office at 8.30am. If you are a sole trader, partnership or landlord with turnover in excess of £10K, you will need to comply with MTD in the near future. Our seminar will cover the impending MTD requirements and will…

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10th May 2017 Making Tax Digital – Free Seminar

Are you a sole trader, partnership or landlord with turnover in excess of £10,000?  If so, you will need to comply with Making Tax Digital, potentially from as early as April 2018. Our March office is holding a free seminar on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 8.30am to cover the new digitalised record keeping and…

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2nd May 2017 Anderson’s present Farming Seminar in Ely

Once again we held our annual Farming Seminar, on the morning of Wednesday 26th April at the Maltings in Ely. Graham Redman and Michael Haverty of The Andersons Centre once again updated us on the state of UK agriculture. Graham and Michael provided some interesting DEFRA statistics with an overview of how each segment of the agricultural…

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26th April 2017 Has MTD been delayed further..?

All the clauses relating to Making Tax Digital (MTD) have been dropped from the Finance Bill, so many people have been asking if this means MTD will no longer go ahead?  We think that this is highly unlikely. The Finance Bill has been reduced from 762 pages to an expected 140 pages in order that…

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25th April 2017 Charity accounts do not meet the required standard

A significant number of charity accounts fail to explain how the charity is meeting its objectives, while many do not meet basic standards for users, particularly in the very smallest charities, according to research from the Charity Commission.   Of a recent sample, 54% of charities did not meet the public benefit reporting requirement. Some…

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24th April 2017 Brexit: Time for European businesses who export to the UK to start a UK subsidiary?

Last year the UK imported £350 billion of goods and services from businesses in fellow EU member states. Although a lot of talk in the run-up to Brexit is currently about what UK business should do to protect their interests post-Brexit, these European businesses should, similarly, be hedging their exposure to the expected changes. Germany,…

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21st April 2017 Probate fee increases scrapped – for now…

The government’s proposed increase to probate fees – from the current £215 to a potential maximum of £20,000 – have been scrapped, as there will not be sufficient time for the regulations to pass through parliament before the snap general election. These changes were highly controversial due to the size of the increase – the…

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4th April 2017 New Insolvency Rules

Liquidation Procedures: New administrative rules being phased in. With the new tax year already upon us, clients could be forgiven for thinking that all they need concern themselves with are the plethora of new fiscal rules about to impact on their businesses. However, further perhaps overlooked changes are about to be made to insolvency law…

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31st March 2017 Payroll Update: Mar-17

The team at Whitings payroll bureau have produced their latest newsletter, to keep clients updated on relevant recent changes to payroll and related legislation: Edition 6 – March 2017 Blog entry by: Julie Quayle.

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