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  • Sheepish Activities February 2017

        937 has very much decided that she likes to eat alone … so whilst the others are all at the hay feeder, 937 gets her own pile of hay.               We moved the sheep into the Orchard this month.  The move went smoothly.  In the next field […]

  • eNews – February 2017

    In this month’s eNews we report on changes for landlords which take effect from April 2017, increased NMW and NLW rates and progress on Making Tax Digital. We also include several announcements from HMRC on tax return excuses, a new Helpline and details of successful prosecutions. We also include the latest announcements regarding Pensions Auto […]

  • Happy N’ewe’ Year!

        This is Grandma … our oldest sheep.  She found her way into our flock because she was being treated for sore feet (foot rot) after lambing.  And she stayed.  She is very tame and enjoys her new retirement home.  She did get a little confused over Christmas and we kept finding her wandering […]

  • eNews – January 2017

    In this month’s eNews we report on a number of issues including the Scottish Budget, the Apprenticeship Levy and Personal Tax accounts. We also look at the changes to National Insurance Contributions, SDLT online refund procedures and charity fines. Article Index Scottish Budget Apprenticeship Levy Personal tax accounts ‘first birthday’ National Insurance changes – winners […]

  • eNews – December 2016

    Article Index •         Autumn Statement update •         Seasonal gifts to employees – make sure they are tax free •         Advisory fuel rates for company cars •         ‘No excuses’ for auto enrolment mistakes say TPR •         Making Tax Digital update •         Recognising genuine contact from HMRC – spotting phishing   Autumn Statement update On Wednesday 23 November the […]

  • Season’s Bleatings

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    This month we have a new addition.  She is called ‘Tim’s Sheep’.  Tim works here at the farm and is always helping us out with the sheep.  Tim’s Sheep is an older ewe who is going to spend her retirement with us.  Tim sent her over to our flock because she’s so friendly. Amy is […]

  • eNews November 2016

    In this month’s eNews we report on recent developments including the announcement that the plans to introduce a secondary market for annuities have been scrapped together with advice for employers on late filing penalties, avoiding incorrect RTI returns and the provision of childcare voucher provision and how to avoid incorrect RTI returns. We also consider […]

  • The LSD Flock

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    This is how it starts. Orphan lambs.  Rarely true orphans.  Usually a triplet (the mothers can’t support all 3 so one triplet is removed to the orphanage) or a twin off a first time mother. After a bit of coaching, the orphans learn to drink off the shepherdess. The Lsd staff take shifts in filling […]