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Autumn Budget 2018

The Chancellor has today announced his Autumn Budget 2018 saying that ‘austerity ends’. Government finances are in a better state than expected and there are more treats than tricks in this announcement.  The Budget covers a wide scope,…

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Less than 15% of businesses are ready for Making Tax Digital (MTD) and it’s less than six months away

With less than 6 months to go before Making Tax Digital (MTD) comes in to force, a House of Lords Sub-committee has been told that less than 15% of businesses are ready for it. From the 1st April…

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Government release a ‘no deal’ Brexit pack for businesses

The Government has this week released a partnership pack providing guidance on what do in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit from the European Union (Brexit). They say that they are still expecting a Brexit deal to…

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More female directors of SMEs than in the FTSE100

New research has shown that SMEs have a higher percentage of female directors than FTSE 100 companies. Analysis by Moore Stephens showed that 31% of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) had female directors, whereas the FTSE 100 companies…

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Do I need to file a personal tax return for 2018?

There are just under four months to go before the tax returns for 2017/18 are due for filing and payment. Every year we are asked the same thing – ‘Do I need to fill in a tax return?’. …

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Bizarre excuses for late filing of accounts

Companies House has released its list of most bizarre excuses that people have tried to use for not filing their company accounts on time. The rather unusual list of reasons companies gave for not filing their accounts is…

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Why you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to file your personal tax returns

Self-assessment personal tax returns for the 17/18 tax year are due for filing, along with any payment due, by 31st January 2019 at the latest.  But why would anyone leave it that late to file it? You can file…

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