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Christmas Holidays

Christmas is coming and naturally people want to spend time with their families over the festive period but does it work for the employer? ACAS take a look.

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HMRC felling generous this Christmas

The team from Informanagement take a look at HMRC's latest press release about a Christmas Bonus which is not all it seems.

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Genuine HMRC Contact and Phishing

The very latest from HMRC on how to spot the genuine article as it were purporting to be from HMRC. A lengthy but valuable article which covers all manner of interactions form HMRC and what to look for to check they are actually from HMRC.

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Good or Bad Tax Advice

Will seeking "professional advice" regarding tax planning involving an avoidance scheme help? HMRC look to "disqualified advice" to make their case.

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How to handle stress in the workplace

In 2015/16 nearly 500,000 employees said stress at work was making ill. What can be done to alleviate this? The team from ACAS take a look and offer some sound advice.

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BBC presenters fed to the IR35 Lion

They read the news, they present the news and they actually are making the news when it comes to their remuneration. Contractor Weekly look at the BBC and IR35.

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Why you need more than just social media

Nick Lewis points out that whilst marketing via social media is vital you ignore ore traditional methods at your peril. 

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Finance restrictions for rental income

Higher Rate Taxpayers are not the only ones effected by these restricrions as the team from CronerTaxwise point out.

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Micro-entity accounts: Your questions answered

Micro-entity accounts questions raised and duly answered in this detailed blog from Inform Direct.

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Budget 2018 : Support for Business

H M Treasury's fact sheet on the plans for helping out the High Street contained in the recent Budget.

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Budget 2018 : Plans for the High Street

H M Treasury's fact sheet on the plans to support businesses contained in the recent Budget.

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Whose Rental Income is it Anyway

 Mark looks at another Tribunal case regarding the split of Rental Income for jointly owned properties  and the 50:50 rule again comes under scrutiny.

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Budget 2018 : Short and Sweet

 Budget 2018 the facts short and sweet with no embellishments.

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 Budget 2018 : Entrepreneurs Relief Changes  

H M Treasury's fact sheet on the changes to Entrepreneurs Relief announced in the recent budget.

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Budget 2018: PRR the changes

 H M Treasury's fact sheet on the changes to Private Residence Relief announced in the recent budget. 

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 SMEs hit out at "Intensive" HMRC Investigations

Small businesses are under growing scrutiny from HMRC as a result of the Tax Gap calculations and they makes the thoughts known in this recent research.

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Record Minimum Wages Underpayments Identified

Over 200,000 workers have been underpaid to the tune of £15.6 million. The latest HMRC report details even more failing buy some employers which cost the £14 million in fines.

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Fake Emails

 More sound advice on a topic that is set to be very hot for some time to come I feel.

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What is Turnover for MTD for VAT purposes?

As we approach the MTD for Vat changeover, if that's the appropriate word to use, this question put to CronerTaxwise will come up a lot more.  

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What do you 'Hope' your property is worth?

Property valuations for IHT purposes can increase or decrease the tax take. Mark Mclaughlin looks at how development potential comes into play.

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Accounting & Audit if there is no Brexit deal

The latest "What Happens If" from HM Gov at this time its Accounting and Audits.

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Christmas, New Year and Staff Holidays

Inevitably as soon as we enter October questions are raised about staff holidays over the Christmas and New Year period. The team at CronerTaxwise have the answers.

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Deposit Protection Scheme and Landlords

A re-statement of the rules that Landlords and their tenants both need to be aware of.  

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HMRC come unstuck again at Tribunal

HMRC come unstuck again at Tribunal when they levy late filing penalties against a recruitment business as the team from Contractor Weekly gleefully report, this time it's down to admin. 

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