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  • 31 January 2019

    Self Assessment deadline – Today’s the day

    A reminder that today, 31 January, is the deadline for individuals and partnerships who need to submit their tax returns for the 2017-2018 tax year. In total, there are more...
  • 30 January 2019

    Off-licence chain on the brink of collapse

    Oddbins appears to be the next victim in what one publication is calling a "high street bloodbath". The off-licence chain, operating approximately 45 stores across the UK and with over...
  • 30 January 2019

    Big Four wade in on joint mandatory audits debate

    We recently reported that the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) proposed introduction of joint audits*, which is being debated in a series of Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy...
  • 29 January 2019

    Insolvencies in England & Wales reach 7-year high

    The Insolvency Service has today released figures showing how many bankruptcies, debt relief orders (DROs) and individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) took place in the fourth quarter of 2018 across England...
  • 29 January 2019

    Tips to improve your SME business cybersecurity

    This week is Data Protection Week, an international event to raise awareness and promote best practices on privacy and data protection. According to a survey conducted by the Federation of...
  • 28 January 2019

    City startups lead the way in tech accelerator

    London startups have been awarded more than two thirds of the places available on Tech Nation’s fourth Upscale acceleration programme.   Following a record number of applications last year and...
  • 24 January 2019

    HMRC benefiting from tax return blunders

    One in six believe they have paid more tax than necessary, due to mistakes on their forms to the taxman. With the tax return deadline of 31 January fast approaching,...
  • 17 January 2019

    Many startups fail: Here’s what you should know

    With successive studies from the Office of National Statistics showing that only around 40 to 45 per cent of UK startups survive beyond five years, there’s a lot of uncertainty...
  • 10 January 2019

    Dismal festive season for UK high street

    Figures released today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) show that Christmas 2018 was the worst on record for the British high street since 2008.   Festive season retail sales were...
  • 9 January 2019

    Construction growth slows amidst Brexit uncertainty

    The UK construction sector hit a three-month low in December, amidst falling demand for commercial projects and the growing risk of a no-deal Brexit. The IHS Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing...
  • 8 January 2019

    Advisory fuel rate for company cars

    Below is a table outlining the suggested reimbursement rates for employees' private mileage using their company car from 1 December 2018. Where there has been a change the previous rate...
  • 4 January 2019

    Tax Advice: Passing on the family home

    New inheritance tax rules for passing on the family home started on 6 April 2017. This additional relief should be taken into consideration when drafting your Will and we can...
  • 3 January 2019

    Diary of main tax events Jan/Feb 2019

    Below is a list of the main tax events for January and February 2019.  It is important to be aware that filing your tax return late, or failing to pay...
  • 2 January 2019

    HMRC publishes paper on the taxation of crypto assets

    For a number of years, HM Revenue &Customs (HMRC) has been quite vague about the tax treatment of trading in crypto currency (e.g. Bitcoin) and other crypto assets. The Revenue has now published...