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    New trends in online search

      The online world is constantly evolving. As such, the way that people use online search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. is changing all the time. Businesses need to keep up to date with these changes so that customers and potential customers can continue to find them online. Here are some of the […]

    in News on May 24, 2017 Comments 0
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    Selling land to a developer- is that trading or a capital gain?

      Farmers and other landowners will often be approached by developers seeking to obtain planning permission to build on the land. Great care is needed to avoid unnecessary tax charges on the transaction. HMRC have recently updated their guidance on transactions in land clarifying that under certain circumstances some of the eventual profit can be […]

    in News on May 19, 2017 Comments 0
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    Does the new 16.5% VAT flat rate percentage apply to your business?

     The new VAT flat rate of 16.5% started to apply from 1 April 2017 for “limited cost traders”.   A “limited cost trader” is one using the VAT flat rate scheme but where the VAT inclusive cost of goods for a year is less than 2% of VAT inclusive turnover, excluding certain specified items.   […]

    in News on May 15, 2017 Comments 0
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    Make the most of dead time.

      We have all been there before – stuck in a city with time to kill between meetings. Some of us head off for the nearest coffee shop at this time while others might make a few calls or go for a stroll in order to think about the next meeting. Perhaps there is a […]

    in News on May 8, 2017 Comments 0
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    Venting your frustrations in the office

      Most people experience frustrations at work from time to time. Whether it is due to constant pressure, last-minute demands or irritating colleagues, at some stage, most of us reach a point where we want to vent our frustrations in the office.   Frustrations happen, and venting is an easy way to blow off steam. […]

    in News on May 5, 2017 Comments 0
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    Dividend tax set-back

      The final matter we want to showcase for this month is the proposed reduction in the dividend allowance from April 2018. At present, shareholders with dividend income below £5,000 will pay no Income Tax on their dividend income. From April 2018, Mr Hammond looks set to reduce this to £2,000.   The average dividend […]

    in News on April 24, 2017 Comments 0
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    Buying a company with losses

      The new flexible loss relief rules coming into effect from 1 April 2017, will make the purchase of a loss-making company attractive. For many years there has been anti-avoidance to block the use of such losses and it is proposed that these rules will continue to apply.   The draft clauses in Finance Bill […]

    in News on April 19, 2017 Comments 0
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    New company loss relief rules start on 1 april 2017

      New rules that will allow greater flexibility in the way that companies obtain relief for losses will apply to losses incurred from 1 April 2017 onwards.   These rules have been introduced to encourage companies to diversify as the losses may be available to offset against profits of another activity in a future period […]

    in News on April 14, 2017 Comments 0
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    Making tax digital to start in 2018

      Legislation to introduce Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be included in the Finance Bill 2017 and despite many objections that it was too soon, the new system of quarterly reporting will commence in April 2018 for the self-employed and property landlords.   There were 1200 responses to the consultation documents issued in summer 2016 […]

    in News on April 12, 2017 Comments 0
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    New rules for IR35 workers in the public sector start 6 April 2017

      There are significant changes that commence on 6 April 2017 for workers in the public sector supplying their services via their own personal service companies or other intermediaries.   From 6 April 2017 the public sector employer or agency that engages the worker will have to review the employment status of the worker and […]

    in News on April 10, 2017 Comments 0