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    Blackberry Makes a Comeback with The Keyone

      BlackBerry has recently launched its new KeyOne smartphone. It combines a physical keyboard with an Android operating system, BlackBerry secure email and a 4.5inch touchscreen.   Many smartphone users find typing on physical keys more accurate than tapping out emails using a touchscreen and this is the audience that BlackBerry is targeting with the […]

    in News on August 18, 2017 Comments 0
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    Creating a Learning Culture in your Firm

      Creating a learning culture in your business involves a lot more than finding the right mix of training courses and seminars.   It’s about creating a mindset among your team. Leading businesses such as Apple, Google, SAP, American Express have embraced learning cultures and tend to outperform their competitors in their respective market sectors. […]

    in News on August 16, 2017 Comments 0
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    Diary of Main Events Aug/Sept

      Date What’s Due 1/08 Corporation tax for year to 31/10/16 (unless pay quarterly) 19/08 PAYE & NIC deductions, and CIS return and tax, for month to 5/8/17 (due 22/08 if you pay electronically) 1/09 Corporation tax for year to 30/11/16 (unless pay quarterly) 19/09 PAYE & NIC deductions, and CIS return and tax, for […]

    in News on August 14, 2017 Comments 0
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    Thinking Of Winding up Your Company?

      Up until 6 April last year, the distribution of cash to shareholders on the winding up of a trading company by a liquidator, was usually taxed as a capital gain, potentially taxed at just 10% with the benefit of entrepreneurs’ relief. However, last year’s Finance Act introduced a targeted anti-avoidance rule that may tax […]

    in News on August 11, 2017 Comments 0
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    What do Future Leaders Look Like?

      True leadership skills must be learned and practiced before they become second nature. So what do future leaders look like and how can you help them to develop their skills?   Some members of your team will be high performers but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be natural leaders. An individual’s past […]

    in News on August 9, 2017 Comments 0
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    Tax Diary July/August 2017

      1 July 2017 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 September 2016.   6 July 2017 – Complete and submit forms P11D return of benefits and expenses and P11D(b) return of Class 1A NICs.   19 July 2017 – Pay Class 1A NICs (by the 22 July 2017 if […]

    in News on August 7, 2017 Comments 0
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    McLaren racing team lose tax appeal

      It is a well-established feature of previous judgements that a fine imposed to punish an organisation should not be treated as tax deductible – the tax relief secured would effectively share out the burden of the punishment with the rest of the taxpaying community.   Which is why the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) decision, […]

    in News on August 4, 2017 Comments 0
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    Making Tax Digital – are we making progress?

      There is evidence that HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) implementation team are working with advisors and their clients to beta test the computer systems that will drive the quarterly upload process when it is timed to begin April 2018.   For those readers who may have missed our previous updates on this topic, MTD […]

    in News on August 2, 2017 Comments 0
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    Landlords bear the brunt of recent tax changes

      Recent budgets have done little to improve the financial position of landlords. One change stands out above the rest: the loss of higher rate tax relief on finance charges.   Many landlords have concentrated on growing their property portfolios in recent years and, taking advantage of the low interest rates, have borrowed heavily to […]

    in News on July 31, 2017 Comments 0
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    Self-employed combined liability

      Whether you pay Income Tax or National Insurance, the effect on your cash flow is the same. The payments are a necessary part of our obligation to fund the activities of State, but the self-employed are often surprised that their bi-annual tax payments cover Income Tax and National Insurance.   The weekly Class 2 […]

    in News on July 28, 2017 Comments 0