The price of forestry land is on the rise

A recent report suggests that the average price of commercial forestry land in the UK rose by 23 per cent in the year to this September, supported by timber prices, investor interest and Government schemes.

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SG Financial Recruitment helping businesses secure finance talent

One aspect of Smailes Goldie Group which has shown significant growth of late is the Smailes Goldie Financial Recruitment team (SGFR). The team form a specialist accountancy and finance recruitment consultancy which combine the knowledge from our leading accountancy firm

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High streets offering opportunities for start-ups

The retail revolution, which is leaving many of the UK’s high streets littered with empty shopfronts, is offering start-ups plenty of possibilities however experts have recommended that individuals need to be careful where they set up shop. As one commentator

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How to keep workplace gifts tax-free this Christmas

Treating your employees over the Christmas holidays (or at any time, in fact!) is a tried and trusted approach to building a strong relationship with your team. But did you know you might be breaking PAYE rules by doing so?

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HMRC warns of scams ahead of self-assessment deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned taxpayers of a surge in fraudulent activity ahead of the self-assessment deadline on 31 January 2020. HMRC has said that it has received 900,000 reports in the last 12 months relating to scams,

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Help to Buy ISA deadline on 30 November

The Government-backed Help to Buy ISA, which helps first-time homeowners get onto the property ladder, closes on 30 November. Help to Buy ISAs are available to anyone with as little as £1 to save who is aged 16 or over

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SORP-making body seeks public help on charity reporting reforms

The charity SORP-making body has today welcomed feedback and suggestions to improve the impact of financial reporting in the not-for-profit sector. The SORP, or Statement of Recommended Practice, is the set of rules which govern charity accounting for organisations with

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Rising debt making workplace finance solutions more popular

New research has found that the increasing popularity of workplace finance solutions over the last few years has been driven by the rising levels of personal debt and wage stagnation since the financial crisis in 2007/8.

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Fly-tipping problem greater than Defra suggests

According to the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), recent Government figures on incidents of fly-tipping on public land do not reflect the true scale of the crime, as they do not take incidents on privately owned land into account.

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Confusion amongst businesses and contractors around IR35

According to a recent survey, more than half of UK businesses feel unprepared for IR35 and a third of contractors have reported increased levels of stress and anxiety as they consider the potential impact of the updated regulation on their

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