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Practice Growth
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...
10 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
7 Ways Social Media Can Help Future Proof Communication Strategy »
The increasing take-up of faster fixed and mobile data services is extending people’s choice over how, where and when they...

Tax
22 May 2020
Can HMRC be compelled to keep to its word? »
By Robin Williamson for Bloomsbury Professional Tax   Can a taxpayer require HMRC to do what it has said...
15 May 2020
HMRC Independent reviews - Has the truth slipped out? »
by Lee Sharpe Taxationweb News Editor    For years, tax advisers have been questioning the point of so-cal...
01 May 2020
Incorporation Relief: Proceed with caution! »
By Mark McLaughlin, Jackie Anderson for Bloomsbury Professional The transfer of chargeable assets from an unincorpo...
01 May 2020
Start Ups and Loss Reliefs »
By Lee Sharp for Tax Insider   This article was first published in April 2020 in Tax Insider Professional newsl...
24 April 2020
Unlawful dividends: What are the consequences? »
By Peter Rayney for Bloomsbury Professional A relatively common occurrence in family or owner-managed companies is...

VAT
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
11 May 2020
Working from Home the responsibilities »
By ACAS   Employers and employees should be practical, flexible and sensitive to each other's situation when...
01 May 2020
Shared Parental Leave Explained »
By Simon Palmer of Qtac Payroll Simon Palmer provides an overview of SPL and Statutory Shared Parental Pay While s...
24 April 2020
Redundancy rights and pay »
By ACAS You have redundancy rights if: you’re legally classed as an employee you've worked cont...
17 April 2020
Covid19' Gov to help some public sector contractors »
Public sector contractors to receive COVID-19 help Thousands of public sector contractors engaged across a range o...
09 April 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Locum GPs and Death in Service Issues »
Healthcare Accountancy – 1 April 2020   Imminent new Locum Zero-Hour contracts becoming available in next few d...

Money Laundering
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...
14 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report changes to your details for money laundering supervision if supervised by HMRC »
Find out what changes you need to report to HMRC, how to report them and what to do if you want to cancel your registratio...

HMRC
15 May 2020
Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails »
By HMRC: Updated 6 May 2020   Contents Current list of digital and other contact issued from...
11 May 2020
How to claim a grant under the SEISS »
By The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group Published on 7 May 2020   This article explains how you can check if y...
17 April 2020
CIS: HMRC's Top 5 Tips for successful filings »
With the new tax year upon us, we know that this is a busy time of year for customers who use the Construction Industry Sc...
16 April 2020
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: What’s necessary and how claims will be made »
First of all, let me get my disclaimer in I did not draft this and had no direct input in its design. Last night whi...
09 April 2020
CJRS and Agents Update »
Dear ********i,   HMRC have been called on by the Chancellor to urgently direct financial support to where o...

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