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  • 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 […]

  • eNews – October 2016

    In this month’s eNews we report on recent developments including plans for the Autumn Statement, new National Minimum Wage rates, more detail on the Lifetime ISA and Tax Free Childcare. We also consider whether VAT is recoverable on a car following a recent Tribunal decision as well as updated Gift Aid guidance for charities. Please […]

  • National Minimum Wage Rate Reminder

    On 1st October 2016 the National Minimum Wage rates for the different age bands and for apprentices will increase. All employers need to make sure they are ready.   Structure, level and increases in the minimum wage       Current level From April 2016 From Oct 16 – Apr 17 Increase Adult rate (21+) […]

  • Birmingham Business Development Grant for capital expenditure

    The Business Development Programme is part of the £33m Business Growth Programme and existing B2B SMEs looking to expand, relocate and improve access to markets can apply for capital and revenue grants of £10,000 to £20,000. Businesses in North Worcestershire (Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wyre Forest) can apply, as well as Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and […]

  • eNews – September 2016

    In this month’s eNews we report on recent developments including HMRC consultations on Making Tax Digital and new sanctions for tax avoidance as well as guidance on the implications of new UK GAAP. We also report on HMRC’s advice on spotting scams, how to complain online and industry concerns about the introduction of the new […]

  • eNews – August 2016

    Enews – August 2016 In this month’s eNews we report on forthcoming restrictions in interest relief on residential property, TPR statistics and HMRC’s latest ‘tax cheat’ targets. We also report on the latest labour market statistics, revised student loan deduction guidance for employers, ACAS guidance on working in hot temperatures, should we have any more, and […]

  • Enews – July 2016

    In this month’s eNews we report on CIS monthly returns, Personal Tax Accounts, calculation of holiday entitlements and the latest labour market statistics. A recent report also considers whether banks and charities should take greater responsibility for those who may be vulnerable to scams. Please do get in touch if you would like any further […]