Businesses urged to take up broadband grant

Small firms across the UK are being urged to bid for broadband grants worth £2,500 each before the £67 million scheme ends. The scheme was due to end in March 2021 but its popularity could mean that it closes sooner

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What are the consequences of doing nothing about Making Tax Digital?

By April 2019 all VAT registered businesses in the UK above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will need to switch to a digital tax system and report VAT quarterly using HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) complaint online accounting software. MTD is designed to bring the UK tax

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HMRC urging businesses to prepare for potential no-deal Brexit

Ahead of Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union (EU), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning businesses about the necessary steps they need to take to prepare for the unlikely event of a no-deal Brexit. The Government is currently

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Capital gains tax payment rules warning to residential property owners

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has issued a warning to residential property owners, about the need to carefully consider the timing of any sale or gift of their property in future. The warning comes as from 6 April 2020,

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Smailes Goldie produces new accounting rules guide for academies

The Smailes Goldie Group have published a free guide to the latest accounting and reporting rules for academy schools and multi-academy trusts (MATs). The guide comes, following the launch of the Academies Financial Handbook 2018 and the Academies Accounts Direction

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New Customs Declaration Service (CDS) ready for businesses trading internationally

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) said the new service will deliver a “modern system” for importers and exporters trading outside the EU. The CDS will replace the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system over three phases

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Landlords need to be aware of these important issues this year

Britain’s buy-to-let market is constantly changing and evolving and landlords who want to get the most out of their investments need to keep on top of what’s new. In recent years, changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), mortgage interest

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Funding possibilities from private enterprise

Many private enterprises see supporting small businesses in the UK as a good way of keeping a steady income whilst supporting the economy, which largely consists of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Two such enterprises are currently offering funding to

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Teachers’ pensions set to rise by more than 40 per cent from 2019

Teachers’ pensions are set to rise by more than 40 per cent from September next year, school bosses have been warned. The report follows the publication of the most recent teachers’ pension scheme valuation, which suggested that the amount employers

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Government Start-up Loan scheme a success

The Government’s Start-up Loan scheme has helped more than 55,000 entrepreneurs grow their business, new figures reveal. The scheme, launched in 2012, backs individuals with great ideas from all walks of life, particularly those from black, Asian and ethnic minority

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