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Why you should start using direct debit in your business

Why you should start using direct debit in your business

A massive issue for small businesses, indeed, all businesses, is being paid on time. Every business owner knows the frustration of having to chase up customers for money owed to them. Thankfully, raising invoices and hoping for the best is becoming a thing of the past...

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Is a change to the UK’s tax year-end date viable?

Is a change to the UK’s tax year-end date viable?

The Office of Tax Simplification (“OTS”) have published an analysis of the potential benefits, costs, and implications to a change of the tax year. The in-depth review has looked at the potential ramifications of moving the tax year-end to 31st December or 31st March....

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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published and took effect from 1 September 2021. The guidance states: ‘you can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply’. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The...

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BCC calls for government to extend skills training

BCC calls for government to extend skills training

The BCC has urged the government to extend skills training in light of the publication of research which showed that one in five companies are considering making redundancies as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The BCC has stressed concerns that older...

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HMRC urges taxpayers to stay alert to digital scams

HMRC urges taxpayers to stay alert to digital scams

HMRC has urged taxpayers to stay alert to the threat of digital scams and scammers claiming to represent HMRC. Research published by HMRC revealed that the number of tax-related scams has doubled in the past 12 months. In the past year HMRC has received more than one...

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Contactless limit to increase to £100 from 15 October

Contactless limit to increase to £100 from 15 October

The national roll-out of the new £100 spending limit for contactless card payments will begin from 15 October 2021, banking trade body UK Finance has confirmed. The decision to raise the contactless limit from £45 to £100 was made by HM Treasury and the Financial...

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CIOT warns over stamp duty refund claims

CIOT warns over stamp duty refund claims

The CIOT has warned that some claims being made by firms offering help with Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) refunds are too good to be true. The CIOT says an increasing number of firms are contacting buyers of properties after completion of a purchase, suggesting that SDLT...

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Digital marketplaces to report sellers’ incomes from 2023

Digital marketplaces to report sellers’ incomes from 2023

HMRC has published a consultation that outlines plans to implement reporting rules for digital platforms first put forward by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In February 2020, the OECD consulted on proposed rules setting out how...

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HMRC outlines changes to late payment penalty regime

HMRC outlines changes to late payment penalty regime

HMRC has published a policy paper outlining the forthcoming changes to the penalties for late payment and interest harmonisation for taxpayers. The government intends to reform sanctions for late submission and late payments to make them 'fairer and more consistent...

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HMRC issue warning to stay alert to scams

As the self-assessment tax return deadline approaches, HMRC has been gearing up to issue emails and text messages to customers reminding them that the time to submit their returns is nigh. They are also stressing the importance of being aware of tricksters posing as...

Williamson & Croft: New Office Celebrations

A massive thank you is in order to all who attended our event last Thursday 11th November to celebrate the new office move. A fantastic time was had by all. We had a few sore heads in our office on Friday morning, and I’m sure we were not the only ones!  Thank you to...

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