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‘Tis the season to be jolly…

After a year off the office Christmas party is coming back. Love it or hate it, staff entertainment has always played an important part in team building, but whilst the cost of entertaining employees is an allowable deduction for the…

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Kickstart, what is it and is right it for your business?

Launched in 2020 as part of the Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs’, Kickstart aims to create thousands of high quality, 6 month work placements for people aged 16-24 who are currently claiming Universal Credit. The ultimate goal is to help young…

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Succession Planning

Often thought of as a purely HR function, the processes involved in succession planning are key to the long-term success of any business, and as such they must be considered as part of your financial plans. The identification and development…

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Employer Compliance Visits by HMRC

Employer Compliance Visits by HMRC This is a longer article than those that we usually publish, however it’s a very important issue and we make no apologies for covering it in some detail. As ever, we strongly advise that if…

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In Praise of Appraisals

Why it’s good to listen… and learn. We hate to generalise but here goes anyway… accountants and finance professionals are quite often process driven, we love a system that works and appreciate the beauty of a well-balanced set of accounts,…

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IR35 – Off Payroll Working Explained

The rules to counter this very specific type of alleged tax avoidance were first outlined as long ago as 1999 and have actually been enshrined in law since the Finance Act of 2000 was published. Although the 2000 legislation gave…

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It’s Complicated – A Quick Guide to Tax Increases on French Properties

It’s Complicated – A Quick Guide to Tax Increases on French Properties

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Budget 2021 – what does it mean for individuals?

In 2019 the Tory election manifesto committed to not increasing income tax, National Insurance and VAT rates within the next term.  Whilst it would be understandable given the last 12 months that this promise might need to be broken, Sunak…

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Budget 2021 – what does it mean for employers?

Employers are largely unaffected by the Budget changes, beyond the extension of the Furlough scheme through to September, which is covered separately.  The emphasis of this Budget was on encouraging recruitment, with additional funding for apprenticeships and training.  The grants…

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Budget 2021 – what does it mean for COVID support?

Whilst the Chancellor was projecting a return to “normal” by the Summer of 2022, it is clear that businesses are by no means out of the woods and the theme was continuation of the existing schemes with some enhancement for…

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