Thinking of gifting something different this Christmas?

Jemima Jones

13 October 2017

It feels far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but with the nights pulling in and weather turning colder, it is hardly surprising that our thoughts start turning towards the festive season. For an employer, it can be a … Read More >>

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Online retailers: Could you be making the most of the USA’s tax amnesty?

Geoff Collis

10 October 2017

If you sell goods online, then you might want to know about a tax amnesty operating in the US – and you don’t have to be based in the States in order to be affected. The Online Marketplace Voluntary Disclosure … Read More >>

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Guidance update for salary sacrifice – what do employers need to know?

Victoria Chambers

09 October 2017

Following the changes to Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRA), which came into effect in April this year, HRMC has updated the Salary Sacrifice for Employers guidance – and it looks as though a lot of the previous tax advantages have been … Read More >>

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VAT and property searches: law firms no post-box for results says judge

Andy Dawbarn

04 October 2017

A recent story has drawn attention to a key piece of legislation relating to VAT liabilities on property search fees – and it could have a wider impact on conveyancing. A law firm has been ordered to pay a £68,000 VAT … Read More >>

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Cyber Security and the Fintech Industry

Neil Robins

02 October 2017

The future of fintech and cybersecurity are interlocked. Huge growth in the fintech sector has given rise to a range of financial service products which promise to revolutionise the way people deal with their banks and other financial advisors – … Read More >>

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Are you caught in the SDLT trap?

Tom Lacey

26 September 2017

A recent story reported that HMRC has handed back £127m in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) charges. Despite the daunting headline, these claims are perfectly legitimate and apply to anyone who has sold their main residence at some point after buying … Read More >>

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Charities: an update from the Commission on CIO conversion

Maria Maltby

15 September 2017

New legislation has been released from the Charity Commission, which allows charitable companies and Community Interest Companies to convert to CIOs. A Charitable Incorporated Organisation, or CIO, is a company structure introduced in 2013 in England and Wales to bring … Read More >>

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Cybercrime against law firms reaches a new high

Tommy White

14 September 2017

According to a recent report by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) law firms are being increasingly exposed to cyber theft – with property transactions being one of the fraudsters’ main target areas. The SRA recorded a massive 137% increase in … Read More >>

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Thinking of outsourcing your payroll?

Wendy Damerall

08 September 2017

If you have ever had an employee remind you that it’s time to issue payroll, have had your payroll calculations questioned or having difficulty tracking accrued leave, then it could be time to outsource your payroll. What better time to … Read More >>

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Have you made the switch to E-Payslips?

Sam Spicer

07 September 2017

Continuing the theme for National Payroll Week, today’s topic is e-payslips. These have been gaining momentum and popularity among SMEs as there are clear advantages to both employers and employees. If you are not already using e-payslips as an alternative … Read More >>

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