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IR35 in the private sector

IR35 in the private sector

Large and medium-sized organisations have just six months left to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are due to extend to the private sector next spring. From 6 April 2020, firms that engage private-sector contractors will be responsible for...

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Property as investment for landlords

Property as investment for landlords

With low interest rates, property remains attractive. If you are thinking of looking at property as an investment either for the long term or for income, then it's important to seek professional advice to understand the bookkeeping and accounting principles required,...

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“No Deal” Brexit planning checklist for business

“No Deal” Brexit planning checklist for business

There is still much uncertainty about what Brexit will mean for businesses, and while at this stage the outcome remains very much in the balance it is still sensible to plan for a “No Deal”. Businesses that buy and sell from the EU, should have contingency plans in...

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Quirks and foibles of VAT

Quirks and foibles of VAT

Are Jaffa Cakes biscuits or, as the name implies, cakes? This question is one of the most famous examples of the kind of debate that happens frequently in the world of VAT because precise definitions can make the difference between sink or swim for businesses that...

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Residence or Domicile

Residence or Domicile

For most people living in the UK, the question of what income and gains should be included on their tax return is an easily answered question because they are both UK-domiciled and UK tax resident. Anyone domiciled and resident in the UK needs to report their...

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Construction industry scheme (CIS) and VAT

Construction industry scheme (CIS) and VAT

Few sectors have such an impact in the UK as the construction industry. It not only provides the fabric of our nation – the places where we live and work – but also underpins our entire economy. For those working in the sector, staying on top of the reporting...

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Saving for retirement

Saving for retirement

Are you saving enough to enjoy the kind of lifestyle that you want in your retirement? This free downloadable guide talks through key aspects of: How much is needed to retire? Ways to save for retirement How long will your money last? What are the tax implications?...

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The scourge of late payments

The scourge of late payments

When you supply goods and services you expect to be paid, and promptly, but Britain has a deeply embedded culture of late payments. Indeed, for some businesses, delaying payment is an essential part of the business model. This handy overview covers some key strategies...

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Tax implications of working from home

Tax implications of working from home

Working from home offers all kinds of benefits, from the opportunity to create the perfect environment in which you can be most productive, to the improvements to work-life balance that come with avoiding the commute. This overview runs through the possible tax...

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Risk assessment and contingency planning

Risk assessment and contingency planning

It has been a challenging and eventful three years for UK businesses with a series of high-profile incidents highlighting how situations can change suddenly and often without warning. From the continued pressure of uncertainty relating to Brexit, terrorism, fire,...

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