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23 Apr 2019

Preparing for Brexit - key questions to consider

The government has issued a series of advisory documents in order to provide guidance to small businesses on what to do when the UK leaves the EU. According to the government, the information it has provided will ‘help business owners to understand how leaving the EU may affect their business’.

12 Mar 2019

Changes to payroll: are you up-to-date?

The start of the new tax year brings significant changes to the payroll regime, and it is crucial that employers stay up-to-date. Here, we take a look at the changes to payroll that could affect your clients’ businesses.

20 Feb 2019

Taxing businesses in the digital age

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the international body responsible for co-ordinating economic policy, believes the current international tax system is ‘no longer fit for purpose’ in the digital age. It has opened a consultation, and is inviting comments on its proposed changes to the taxation of digital businesses.

21 Jan 2019

Refreshing your website: key areas to consider

Your website often acts as the first point of reference for your clients, so taking the time to make it look appealing is essential. There are many reasons why someone may visit your website: maybe they are seeking quality accountancy services or tax advice, or they may have heard good things about your firm and want to find out more. Alternatively, they might be looking to work for you.

12 Dec 2018

Using the tax system to help combat climate change

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) recently urged governments to ‘rethink the design of the tax system holistically’ in order to help combat climate change.

28 Nov 2018

Making Tax Digital for VAT: an update

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) is set to come into effect from 1 April 2019. Here, we take a look at the latest developments.

22 Oct 2018

Considering cryptocurrencies and their benefits

The Treasury Select Committee has called for ‘greater regulation’ of cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets following a significant rise in their popularity.

24 Sep 2018

National insurance contributions: where are we now?

Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs) were due to be abolished in April 2019. However, the government has now announced that Class 2 NICs will not be abolished during this Parliament.

21 Aug 2018

Requirement to Correct: disclosure deadline approaching

There is often a lot of confusion surrounding offshore assets. Many people believe that if they do not bring money into the UK, it is not taxable. However, this is only the case for non-domiciled taxpayers.

19 Jul 2018

Taking a look at mobile-first indexing

Google has introduced ‘mobile-first indexing’, and has been rolling it out since the end of March. Mobile-first indexing is a new way that Google analyses searches on its system, and prioritises mobile-responsive websites containing mobile-friendly content.

22 Jun 2018

Don’t put your business at risk: create a business continuity plan

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) recently warned that UK small firms are ‘unprepared’ for disruption risks posed by both internal and external factors. Here, we consider some of the most significant risks to businesses, and outline some key steps to creating an effective business continuity plan.

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.

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