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What can we expect from the Autumn Budget?

31 Oct 2017

As the Chancellor’s first Autumn Budget edges closer, industry experts have speculated on the measures that could be announced by Mr Hammond. Here, we take a look at some of the key Budget rumours, and outline some of the proposals made by leading business groups in their Autumn Budget wishlists.

Making Tax Digital for VAT: outlining the new regulations

29 Sep 2017

The much-anticipated Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT draft legislation was published by the government recently, helping to clarify VAT-related MTD issues and queries.

Exceeding expectations: what do clients want from their accountant?

31 Aug 2017

Understanding the needs and requirements of your clients is crucial. However, accountants should consider offering their customers more than just the basics: going above and beyond to provide a truly unique service will help to cement working relationships with your clients, and demonstrate that you are on hand to offer advice and support whenever it is needed.

Changes to Making Tax Digital timetable afoot

31 Jul 2017

Following months of uncertainty over Making Tax Digital (MTD), many in the accountancy profession will welcome the government’s announcement that the start date for MTD for Businesses (MTDfB) has, perhaps inevitably, been pushed back.

The new General Data Protection Regulation: what do accountants need to know?

30 June 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, will impose new obligations on all organisations that collect, store and process individuals’ personal information.

Cyber security: don’t get caught out

26 May 2017

In light of the recent cyber ransomware attack, practices should ensure that their digital systems are adequately protected against the risk of destructive cyber-attacks and malware.

All change for business: keeping you up-to-date

28 Apr 2017

The UK’s landmark decision to leave the European Union sent something of a shockwave through the country, and with the announcement of a snap general election, the current climate of uncertainty looks set to continue.

The Apprenticeship Levy and changes to apprenticeship funding

31 March 2017

From 6 April 2017, a new charge will apply to some employers – the Apprenticeship Levy. Although many employers will not pay the Levy, there will be significant changes to the taxpayer funding of apprenticeships for all employers. The changes are being introduced as the government wants to encourage the creation of three million apprenticeships in England by 2020.

The devolution revolution is here

21 February 2017

Recent months have seen significant changes to the UK tax landscape, with some measures having already come into effect, and Scottish tax devolution already fairly advanced.

As the devolutionary drive continues to gather pace, the tax system is set for further landmark changes over the coming months and years.

Upwardly mobile: Why mobile-responsive websites are now essential

06 February 2017

In April 2015, search engine giant Google rolled out a landmark change to its search algorithm, meaning that quality, mobile-responsive websites are now placed at a significant advantage over non ‘mobile-friendly’ sites, when people search the internet.

Promoting your practice

23 January 2017

Marketing is a vital part of your business strategy. Your marketing plans should be regularly reviewed to ensure your brand is being represented in the best possible way. Even if you are not currently actively looking for new clients, you can work on marketing strategies focused on improving your reputation, increasing your offering for current clients, relationship building, and making sure your company is being appropriately represented in the digital age.

The new VAT Flat Rate for limited cost traders: don’t let your clients get caught out!

03 January 2017

The announcement of ‘anti-avoidance’ measures for the VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) to tackle abuse could create complexity for some businesses, or for you as their agent.