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Hubdoc Now Included In Some Xero Subscription Plans!

9th July 2020
Hubdoc Now Included in Some Xero Subscription Plans!

In little more than four weeks, the world has transformed. With global businesses striving to maintain a normal service in the face of staff shortages, remote working, and social distancing, it’s...

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Rishi Sunak Summer Statement

9th July 2020

Rishi Sunak announced a number of further measures yesterday to support jobs and business sectors severely affected by the COVID outbreak. The key points are summarised below;

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Are Payments On Account Due In July 2020?

28th June 2020
Are Payments On Account Due In July 2020?

Short answer: no. There is no obligation to pay the second payment on account for the 2019/20 tax year by 31st July 2020. This can be paid, along with any outstanding self-assessment tax...

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What Is An IR35 Fee-Payer And What Are Their Responsibilities?

26th June 2020
What Is An IR35 Fee-Payer And What Are Their Responsibilities?

Contributions (NICs) in the construction sector where off-payroll labour is concerned. Known as the IR35 Reforms, businesses that use workers contracted via an intermediary – typically a personal...

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Self-Employed? How The Spring 2020 Budget Affects Your Finances

20th May 2020
Self-Employed? How The Spring 2020 Budget Affects Your Finances

Having been in post for less than a month, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his first Spring Budget in March, at a time of intense scrutiny and anxiety as the Covid-19 crisis intensified.

For the...

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What Are The Latest Changes To VAT For 2020-2021? A Guide For Small British Businesses

7th May 2020
What Are The Latest Changes To VAT For 2020-2021? A Guide For Small British Businesses

If you run a small business or handle the accounts for one anywhere in the UK, you'll need to keep up to date with all the latest changes the government makes to Value Added Taxation (VAT). Any...

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Beyond Coronavirus: 7 Ways The Spring 2020 Budget Will Affect Your Business

24th April 2020
Beyond Coronavirus: 7 Ways The Spring 2020 Budget Will Affect Your Business

Somewhere buried in the middle of the unfolding Covid-19 crisis in March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his first Spring Budget. While the global pandemic is sure to leave a deep scar which...

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The 4 Green Taxes In The 2020 Budget Explained

9th April 2020
The 4 Green Taxes In The 2020 Budget Explained

The March 2020 budget brought in several green changes that will affect small and large businesses in the UK. Four new tax measures aimed at cutting carbon, nitrogen, and plastic waste will come...

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Be Prepared For Upcoming Changes To IR35

25th September 2019
Be Prepared For Upcoming Changes To IR35

As a contractor or freelancer, you may have heard about upcoming changes to IR35 but are unsure of what these mean for you. What is IR35 and how will the changes affect you? Read on to find out...

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Why Should Your Outsourced Accounting Services Include Tax Planning?

19th September 2019
Why Should Your Outsourced Accounting Services Include Tax Planning

Accounting and tax services go hand in hand, yet many businesses still choose to have them overseen by different financial professionals. There are, however, many reasons why your business should...

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