Schools minister reminds academies of importance of management letters

The schools minister has written to academy finance teams reminding them about the importance of academy trust financial management and governance, it has been revealed. The letters, published in April, show that Lord Agnew, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for

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Government set to reform Companies House

The government is set to change the way Companies House works, with the largest reform of the company registration system in more than 100 years. The reform was outlined in an 80-page consultation report and is intended to improve the

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Large number of children with ‘forgotten’ savings accounts

Young adults who qualified for Child Trust Funds (CTFs) when they were born could be sitting on savings accounts that have been accruing interest for the past 17 years, and almost 2 million of them are completely unaware of the

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Small businesses missing out on tax credits

Innovative firms are missing out on income they could gain through the Government’s research and development (R&D) tax credits, which are designed to reward and encourage greater innovation across UK-based business sectors. This form of tax relief could amount to

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Businesses told to prioritise paying VAT on time if they are not prepared for Making Tax Digital

Businesses are being told to prioritise paying VAT on time to avoid penalties under new Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has told firms that if they are struggling to file their returns, they need to

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Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner raises more than £50,000 with the support of the accountants Smailes Goldie Group

Organisers and supporters of this year’s Lincolnshire Rural Charities Dinner are celebrating after the event raised more than £50,000 to support the region’s rural and farming communities. Organised by Lincolnshire Rural Support Network and held at the Epic Centre at

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What law firms need to know about Brexit

While any prospect of a happy ending to Brexit remains unclear, law firms should ensure they are prepared for any eventuality – even if that includes a no-deal scenario. To help, a range of Government and professional bodies have put

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Tribunal ruling could open doors for stamp duty surcharge exemption

A recent tax tribunal ruling has brought out a possible scenario where buy-to-let investors can avoid having to pay the 3 per cent stamp duty surcharge. The ruling could also give the opportunity for many more landlords who have already

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Barclays launches £14 billion fund to help SMEs through Brexit

Barclays has made £14 billion available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them excel and prosper over the next three years. In addition, the bank has said that it will host more than 100 SME Brexit clinics and

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Smailes Goldie Group trainees celebrate qualifying at a presentation

A group of our trainees have celebrated their qualification as Chartered Accountants at a presentation event, which took place at the University of Hull. Five trainees from our firm attended the event organised by the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants

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