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Do You Need A-Levels for a Great Career?

August 2017

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Today (at the time of writing at least) is A-level results day. For many, this is a day met with trepidation and a considerable amount of anxiety. Due to the emphasis placed on A-Levels, you’d be forgiven for thinking they are the be-all and end-all. Is this really the case though? Once you make the […]

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Be Vigilant: Scams Extremely Common This Time of Year

July 2017

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It is a sad fact that around this time of year, scammers will often pose as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), due to many taxpayers having payments due by 31st July. Scammers may attempt to communicate with you through a variety of methods, including emails, telephone calls, letters, and text messages. The key thing we […]

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: HMRC Delays Making Tax Digital Scheme

July 2017

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been the talk of the industry for quite some time now, questions about how the scheme will work and the impact it will have, has been the topic of discussion since it was first announced. Recently though, HMRC announced that the controversial ‘Making Tax Digital’ scheme will be delayed until […]

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How Business Models Affect VAT Liability

July 2017

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Your business model probably isn’t something you would think affects your VAT liability. And why would you? At first glance both things appear completely unrelated, however this could not be further from the truth. By making yourself aware of your VAT obligations and how your business model impacts on them, you will be able to […]

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Tax Evasion Vs Tax Avoidance: The Difference

June 2017

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Contrary to popular belief, there is actually a distinct difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. It’s very rare for a month to go by without a story splashed across the news regarding some big name business or celebrity who has been publicly shamed for doing one or the other. But what is the difference […]

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How Should You Manage Your Cash Flow?

May 2017

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As business environments become increasingly decentralised, something we are seeing more and more often is businesses empowering their employees by giving them decision-making responsibilities in regards to the finances of the business they work for. These types of decisions may include the management of cash flow for example, where it has become common practice to […]

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The Future of Audit

May 2017

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In this industry, frequent change is something we’ve become quite accustomed to. Audit is certainly no exception. The way in which businesses are required to prepare for their audit is changing, and therefore the way in which we as auditors deliver our service must change too. In the past, an auditor’s role was as straightforward […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Self Employment?

May 2017

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Recently, there have been a number of cases where it has been claimed that many ‘self-employed’ workers are only labelled as such so that companies can avoid tax and minimum wage laws. Fortunately, there is a piece of legislation in place to prevent tax avoidance known as IR35. What is IR35? IR35 refers to anti-avoidance […]

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‘Making Tax Digital’ Legislation Removed from Finance Bill 2017

May 2017

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The Government has scrapped plans to implement Making Tax Digital (MTD), ahead of the debate on the bill in the House of Commons. When Theresa May first announced the surprise general election on 8th June, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) wrote a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. In the letter, the […]

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Why Switch Accountants?

May 2017

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As a business owner, choosing an accountant can be a difficult task. In fact, with so many to choose from and with so many providing seemingly identical services, deciding is often a stressful experience too. And it is because of this stress that many people tend to stick with the accountant they’re currently with, in […]

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