Gender pay gap reporting deadline is approaching – are you prepared?

Jon Heddle

28 March 2018

The controversial gender pay gap never seems to be out of the headlines, but for all organisations employing 250 people or more the deadline for reporting is fast approaching. New legislation was introduced in 2017 that required employers with 250 … Read More >>

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Cheltenham: need to tax your winnings?

Gina Bartlett

26 March 2018

I am lucky enough to combine my passion for horses into my day job here at Wilkins Kennedy and I am pleased to say that one of my favourite professional hazards is keeping up with the recent Cheltenham races. It … Read More >>

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Company Voluntary Arrangement: remedy or cure for retailers’ ills?

David Tann

23 March 2018

The recent Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) of fashion chain, New Look, Carpetright apparently also looking to follow suit and House of Fraser and Mothercare reporting problems, the retail landscape is heading for further unrest. What is a CVA? How do … Read More >>

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Everyone talks about DPIA – but what does it really mean?

Neil Robins

22 March 2018

We are getting ever-closer to the introduction of GDPR legislation and whilst we are busy getting up to speed, there is an additional process to think about. Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is a specific process associated with GDPR that … Read More >>

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Time for a payrise – with a few changes for 2018

Victoria Chambers

16 March 2018

The Minimum Wage and Living Wage are about to increase, but there’s been a few changes to the way Minimum and Living Wages are paid. There is also an update to the way payments are recorded on payslips to ensure … Read More >>

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If you fail to (tax) plan, you are planning to…

Peter Jones

12 March 2018

The end of the tax year is quickly approaching and there are a number of ways you can make maximum use of valuable tax reliefs before the year end on 5 April.  Here are a few things to consider: Your … Read More >>

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Change comes from the top

Louise Brittain

08 March 2018

When I became pregnant with my first child, I was a partner at a medium-sized accountancy practice. I thought little of it at the time, but my announcement resulted in the firm having to hurriedly change its partnership deed to … Read More >>

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Toys R Us: Is it time retailers learnt a different game?

David Tann

06 March 2018

It has been a gloomy start to 2018 across the UK retail landscape. We recently heard the news that electronics retailer, Maplin, and international toy retailer, Toys R Us, had both fallen into administration following a struggle to keep up … Read More >>

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Changing the way HMRC verify VAT refunds

Nicola Holmes

01 March 2018

It is well known that HMRC query large VAT repayment returns, generally prior to authorising the refund. This could be for a number of reasons, particularly if claims are larger than usual or if it is an unexpected refund. Queries … Read More >>

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Formula 1 technology and urban driving – who is leading the way?

Dave Hedges

22 February 2018

It has long been understood that Formula 1 has been a leader in accelerating motor technology on the track. Whilst this has helped increase speeds and the success and popularity of the sport, a clear and positive spin off has … Read More >>

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