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Accountancy, bookkeeping and taxation are fast-moving areas. It is our job to keep up with changes so that you don’t have to! However, from time to time, we do share urgent, important or even entertaining subject matter with you in the form of our blog. Please browse at your leisure, and if there is any issue about which you would like more detail, please do not hesitate to call us today.

Reviewing clients using VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Date: 5th February 2020

If you have clients that have been adversely affected by the new 'limited cost trader' test that was introduced on 1 April 2017, you should consider whether it will be more beneficial for them to leave the VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) and

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Tax Diary February/March 2020

Date: 30th January 2020

1 February 2020 – Due date for Corporation Tax payable for the year ended 30 April 2019.

19 February 2020 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 February 2020. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 February 2020)

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New tax deadline for property sales

Date: 29th January 2020

The 6 April 2020 will see a seismic change in the deadline for UK residents that sell a residential property when Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale is due. Currently, the due date for paying any CGT you owe to HMRC is the 31 January following the

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Reminder to keep company records

Date: 29th January 2020

A recent County Court case serves as an important reminder to comply with the requirements to preserve and maintain proper company accounting records. The case concerned a fast food takeaway company in Walsall. The sole director of the company was

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Brexit coin issued

Date: 29th January 2020

The Government has announced that a new 50 pence coin entered into circulation on 31 January to mark the UK’s departure from the European Union. The new coin, which was unveiled by the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, who is also the Master of the Mint

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Importing from EU after 31 January 2020

Date: 29th January 2020

HMRC has published a useful list to help businesses be prepared to import goods from the EU to the UK after the 31 January 2020 Brexit date. In the short-term there will be a transition period during which all rules remain the same. The Government

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Exporting goods to EU after 31 January 2020

Date: 29th January 2020

In tandem with the list for importing goods, HMRC has published a useful list to help businesses be prepared to export goods from the UK to the EU after the 31 January 2020 Brexit date. In the short-term there will be a transition period during which

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Transporting goods out of the UK by road to or through the EU

Date: 29th January 2020

HMRC has published a useful list to help businesses transport goods commercially when driving from the UK to or through Europe. In the short-term there will be a transition period during which all rules remain the same. The Government expects to have

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New guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work

Date: 23rd January 2020

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new technical guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work. It replaces previous guidance published in December 2017.

The new guidance explains employers’ legal

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Scottish 2020 Budget

Date: 22nd January 2020

Derek Mackay, Scotland’s finance secretary has announced that the Scottish Government’s Budget will be published for 2020-21 on 6 February 2020. The date has been selected in order to allow the Scottish Government time to prepare for the

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