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An unsavoury lesson for food manufacturers: Walkers costly court loss proves VAT rules can’t be contravened

VAT is arguably Britain’s most baffling tax, with 71% of UK VAT-registered businesses arguing that the rules are too complex and hard […]
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Tax relief extended for zero-rated energy-saving materials

As of 1 February 2024, zero-rated VAT relief for the installation of energy-saving materials (EMS) has been extended to include a broader […]
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Law firms could lose out on VAT recovery due to high interest rates

With the Bank of England base rate having skyrocketed from 0.1% in 2021 up to 5.25% today, many law firms are earning […]
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Eight ways to make your farm’s year-end accounts easier

As many farm businesses prepare to submit their year-end accounts, doing the groundwork now can help prevent some of the mistakes commonly […]
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Critical change for self-employed accounts: Cash-basis to become the default

From 1 April, the default system of accounting for self-employed individuals and trading partnerships will shift from the current accruals method to […]
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Deadline approaches to declare additional income

HMRC has issued ‘nudge’ letters specifically to online traders and those who deal with crypto-currency.
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Drinks Deposit Return Scheme set to be introduced in 2025

A new cash incentive system is set to be introduced in 2025 in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, targeting drinks supplied […]
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Available to watch: Autumn Statement 2023 webinar recording

On Friday 24 November, our tax experts Nicholas Smith, Rebecca Bright, Christine Newitt, and Matthew Appleyard delivered a succinct overview of the […]
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Fears for labour-intensive businesses after National Living Wage increase

What does the ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’ mean for the region’s SMEs and employers?
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UK SMEs would benefit from tax reliefs in Autumn Statement

With the Autumn Statement fast approaching, business owners across the UK are hopeful that Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will announce new measures to […]
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When are the personal tax return deadlines?

Self-assessment tax is determined by your income from the previous tax year rather than the calendar year.
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Tax implications of separation and divorce: Transferring assets to avoid unexpected tax

When a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, tax is probably the last thing on your mind. However, the tax impact on […]
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