Tax changes could cost contractors £7,500 a year

Industry professionals estimate that the tax changes brought about by IR35 rules in the private sector could increase the tax of a self-employed contractor earning £100,000 a year by as much as £7,500. Since April 2017, publicly-funded bodies have been

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Smailes Goldie Group helps to get the ball rolling for the North Men’s Over-35s Hockey squad

Hull-based accountancy and business advisory firm, Smailes Goldie Group, is helping to get the ball rolling for the North Men’s Over-35s Hockey squad. The firm is primary sponsor and shirt sponsor of the squad, which has been established this year

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Digital Services Tax and private sector IR35 rules to be introduced from April next year

The new draft Finance Bill will ensure a “competitive and fair tax system”, the Government has said, revealing that a number of new policies will go into effect from April 2020.

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Are you ready to file your first digital tax return?

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded business owners that their first digital quarterly return may be due by 07 August. It comes after new research showing that there are still thousands of businesses yet to register for Making Tax

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General licences released

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has issued three new general licences which permit farmers to protect their stocks and crops by killing or taking selective wild birds in England. These licenses, named GL34, GL35 and GL36,

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R&D tax credits plummeting

According to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), UK businesses are making fewer claims for research and development (R&D) funding than ever before. Analysis of the figures suggests that UK firms made eight per cent fewer R&D

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Half of charities lack digital strategy required to succeed, study shows

More than half of organisations operating in the not-for-profit sector do not have a digital strategy, a new study has revealed. The findings form part of the new Digital Skills Report 2019, one of the largest surveys of the digital

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Mark Carney warns that 150,000 firms are not ready for no-deal Brexit

Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney has said that 150,000 UK businesses are not fully prepared for a no-deal Brexit scenario. Mr Carney stated that stockpiles built up in the past year would only last weeks, while many firms

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Government announces new measures to ensure SMEs are paid on time

The Government has announced new measures to ensure that small businesses get paid on time. The new rules will see large businesses fined for the first time for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as part of a package

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Pay growth gaining speed

According to the latest official labour market statistics, wage growth in the UK accelerated to 3.6 per cent in the year to May 2019, which is the highest rate in almost 11 years. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has

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