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High Street funding announced


January 2nd, 2020

High Street rejuvenation funding announced The first 101 places to benefit from up to £25 million each from the Future High Streets Fund were announced over summer. In the latest step of the £3.6 billion investment in towns and high streets, 20 pilot areas across England will lead the way in rejuvenating town centres with […]


Still time to file your tax returns


December 31st, 2019

The deadline to file your 2018-19 tax returns is fast approaching, the 31 January 2020. Most of our clients will have the reassurance that we have filed their returns online, but for those who still need to file their 2019 return, it’s time to get into action. If you file after 31 January 2020 late […]


Too little, too late?


December 19th, 2019

On 13th December, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in collaboration with Office for Product Safety and Standards, issued a cautionary warning to consumers buying toys this Christmas. Leaving aside the late publication of this information – not all of us are last-minute shoppers – it is worth reproducing the twelve points that […]


An end to uncertainty


December 17th, 2019

Whatever your political motivation most of us will be relieved that last week’s election has created a government with a working majority. At last, there is a light at the end of the uncertainty tunnel. Brexit Business readers with any sort of trading platform with the EU need to dot the i’s and cross their […]


Land Registry property alert service


December 10th, 2019

Property owners are potentially more at risk from the activities of fraudsters. They have more to lose and there are very real risks that the Land Registry property alert service is set up to counter. Why consider this service? Since 2009, HM Land Registry has prevented 254 fraudulent applications being registered by fraudsters. Common attempts […]


What constitutes profit for tax purposes?


December 5th, 2019

There is no simple answer to this question. We have listed below some of the matters that need to be are considered. As self-employed business owners’ profits are subject to income tax and National Insurance – and limited companies to corporation tax – we have divided our comments accordingly. Before making this distinction it is […]


Tax Diary December 2019/January 2020


December 3rd, 2019

1 December 2019 – Due date for Corporation Tax payable for the year ended 28 February 2019. 19 December 2019 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 December 2019. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 December 2019) 19 December 2019 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]


Obtain proof of employment history


December 3rd, 2019

If you need evidence of employment for a claim, the following notes published by HMRC may help. You can ask HMRC for a record of your employment history, for example if you are making a compensation claim for: an industrial injury (for example asbestosis or industrial deafness) a road traffic accident medical negligence hardship (for […]


Christmas gifts


December 3rd, 2019

You don’t have to pay tax on a benefit (gift) to your employee if all of the following apply: it cost you £50 or less to provide it isn’t cash or a cash voucher it isn’t a reward for their work or performance it isn’t in the terms of their contract Gifts that fall into […]


Flood support


December 3rd, 2019

The government announced 13 November that it will extend its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers badly affected by the recent flooding across Yorkshire and the Midlands. Through this scheme, farmers and land managers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their property will be able to apply for grants of between £500 and £25,000 to […]