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22 May 2018

Changing priorities – analysing HMRC’s delays to digital tax initiatives

On 30 April 2018, HMRC shared a statement about how it is prioritising change in the department.

23 Apr 2018

Preparing your firm for the introduction of new data protection regulations

On 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. A lack of knowledge will not be deemed an acceptable excuse for not having safeguards in place.

12 Mar 2018

Don’t leave your firm vulnerable to cyber-attacks

With recent government figures revealing that the average cost of a cybersecurity breach for a small business is £1,570 and £19,600 for a large firm, having effective measures in place to safeguard your business against cybercrime is crucial.

20 Feb 2018

Incorporation and the reduction in the Dividend Allowance

The incorporation of a family business may be attractive, with the corporate tax rate at 19% for FY 2018 (i.e. from 1 April 2018).

16 Jan 2018

The Marriage Allowance – or the Transferable Allowance for married couples

Some of your clients may be aware of this possibility, and it has been in the news recently, as the government states that two million entitled couples have not claimed the transferable Marriage Allowance. Now may be a good time to consider whether they can claim this relief.

18 Dec 2017

The devolution revolution is here - examining the changes made by the Scottish and Welsh governments

The Scottish government recently outlined a series of changes to its tax policy within its Draft Budget 2018-19. Amongst these amendments were changes to income tax rates and bands, and the creation of a new relief for first-time homebuyers. Here, we analyse the alterations made by the Scottish government, and consider them in the wider context of devolution in the UK.

27 Nov 2017

Getting to grips with the new Criminal Finances Act 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into effect on 30 September 2017, making companies and partnerships criminally liable for failing to prevent their employees from facilitating tax evasion. Here, we outline the key points to consider to help ensure that you and your clients avoid the facilitation of tax evasion.

06 Oct 2017

Making Tax Digital for VAT: outlining the new regulations

The government recently published much-anticipated draft legislation paving the way for the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT. Here we consider the latest position.

18 Sep 2017

Exceeding expectations: what do clients want from their accountant?

Understanding the needs and requirements of your clients is crucial. However, accountants should consider offering their customers more than just the basics: going above and beyond to provide a truly unique service will help to cement working relationships with your clients, and demonstrate that you are on hand to offer advice and support whenever it is needed.

16 Aug 2017

Company car changes

There are significant rises ahead for company car drivers. The upside of these changes is that we know they are coming and so new purchases of vehicles can take account of them.

18 Jul 2017

Why SEO is important for businesses

Businesses are realising the potential of using digital technology as more and more firms are investing in their brands online. However, simply developing a new website and creating social media pages is not enough.

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