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Practice Growth
05 June 2020
Guide to access if you have a valid business interruption insurance claim »
By businesssupport.co.uk Introduction This article isn’t insurer specific and is therefore quite general i...
24 April 2020
Question yourself first to get the clients you want »
By Kevin Whitehouse What do clients really want? In this article Kevin Whitehouse explains how you can market your...
03 April 2020
Handling sensitive data during COVID-19 »
Have you offered to help vulnerable people in your community? Have you set up any groups giving help and support during th...
20 March 2020
Beware Of Coronavirus Scammers: Protect Yourself Online »
As Coronavirus fears have increased over the past few weeks, we’ve seen an unsettling trend of cybercriminals taking advan...
17 March 2020
Get the software right »
By Paul Meissner founder of Freedom Mentoring and a director of the 5ways Group For the past 10 years I have run a 100...

Tax
07 August 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
So what is dishonest? »
By Michelle Sloane and Alice Kemp for HMRC Enquiries Investigations and Powers Michelle Sloane and Alice Kemp exami...
30 July 2020
HMRC but not as you know them..... »
By Mala Kapacee for Bloomsbury Professional Over the last month HMRC have swiftly changed from a tax collection ma...
27 July 2020
Self Assessment payments on account: what has changed »
Published on 9 July 2020 by The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group If you complete a Self Assessment tax return then you may...
21 July 2020
Agents with multiple tax credit clients »
Agents with multiple tax credit clients To remove the burden on tax credits customers during Covid-19 and in anticipati...
21 July 2020
Making Tax Digital for VAT »
Check when a business must follow the rules for Making Tax Digital for VAT Find out if and when you need to start keep...

VAT
07 August 2020
HMRC Policy on Lease Changes : Watch the Vat »
by Melanie Lord of AVS Vat   It is extremely likely that nothing will be returning to normal anytime soon and th...
27 July 2020
Vat Flat Rate Scheme new rates »
Contents   Overview  Join or leave the scheme   Eligibility   Wo...
22 May 2020
Opting to Tax UK Property: Extension Available »
By Melanie Lord of AVS Vat   We are all undoubtedly living through some trying times so how nice that HMRC...
11 May 2020
Proceed with caution when it comes to Vat exemption »
By Melanie Lord of AVS Vat Melanie Lord explains why the VAT exemption really isn’t as good as it might sound...
14 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vat Bad Debt Relief : What to claim if using a Margin Scheme »
From 1 May 1997, bad debt relief can be claimed on supplies made under margin schemes for second-hand goods, works or art,...

Payroll and Employment
30 July 2020
Help for Contractors ruled out for "Practical reasons" »
Contractor Weekly Contractors will not receive further COVID-19 support, Chancellor says The Chancellor has said af...
10 July 2020
Fretting about flexible furlough »
Published on 2 July 2020 By The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group Flexible furlough is with us. You may find the amount...
03 July 2020
IR35 reform given "green light" by MPs »
Written by Contractor Weekly   IR35 reform one step closer to becoming a reality  Hopes that IR35...
22 June 2020
Lessons from Covid-19 for the payroll Industry »
By Qtac Payroll In a few short weeks, as with the majority of the UK, all aspects of the Payroll industry have bee...
29 May 2020
Supporting your staff's mental health »
By ACAS   Staff may need additional mental health support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, part...

Money Laundering
27 July 2020
Money Laundering Supervision Appeals and Penalties »
By HMRC What to do if you disagree with an HMRC decision, and the penalties for not following the rules. Updated 14 Ju...
12 June 2020
HMRC ramps up measures to tackle suspected criminal activity »
By AMLCC HMRC is ramping up its use of new Account Freezing Orders (AFOs) and Forfeiture Orders (FOs) to tackle su...
22 May 2020
Payment Deferral available from HMRC for ML renewal fees »
Check if you can get a payment deferral or deregister if you are a business with an annual fee due between 1 May and 30...
15 May 2020
New AML CCAB guidance for AML re the Pandemic »
By AMLCC a major free ICPA member’s benefit   The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) has is...
20 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
HMRC Email Re: MLR Changes »
amls.communicationsteam@hmrc.gov.uk The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (MLRs) c...

HMRC
07 August 2020
Receiving SEISS Grant you were not entitled to »
This factsheet contains information about assessments and penalties relating to amounts of Self-Employment Income Support...
30 July 2020
Information on the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme »
By HMRC 27 July 2020 Contents Registration Businesses that are eligible Sales that are eligible E ligibili...
17 July 2020
Summer Fiscal Statement »
By Monitor Information The Chancellor’s statement on 8 July included a number of eye-catching tax measures in response...
10 July 2020
Extra support for the Voluntary sector »
By HMRC Updated 29 June 2020   Contents Who can use the service Apply to use the...
03 July 2020
HMRC Trusts and Estates June 2020 Newsletter »
Updated 22 June 2020 Contents Trusts - Self Assessment payment on account Trusts helpline...

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