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Salary Vs Dividends: What’s the best combination?

July 25th, 2017

Owners and company directors can choose how and when to extract funds from their business. Yet with almost every extraction resulting in one tax charge or another, it’s important to understand how best to take money out of your business. Salary Taking all of your income as salary will require a PAYE scheme setting up […]

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Are you GDPR ready?

July 21st, 2017

On the 25th May 2018, the law around General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes. From this date, it will be illegal to contact anyone, including customers and prospects, with business messages without their permission. GDPR covers any sort of data about an EU citizen, whether that’s names, contact information, card payment details, IPs, cookies etc. […]

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Making Tax Digital Delayed to 2020

July 18th, 2017

Ministers have announced that they’re changing how they implement Making Tax Digital. Under the new rules and timetable, businesses will only have to keep digital records and update the taxman every quarter from 2020. Starting in 2019, businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold, currently £85,000, will have to keep records for VAT purposes. […]

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Solicitors overlooking Stamp Duty rules prove costly for businesses

July 7th, 2017

Manchester-based financial advisors, Champion Accountants, are urging business owners to ask more of their conveyancers when purchasing residential properties through their company as three of the firm’s clients have recently been affected. Whilst the stamp duty rules for individuals purchasing their second residential property is well-known, the guidelines around companies purchasing such properties are far […]

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The science of online lead generation

July 4th, 2017

In recent years, advances in digital marketing have both helped and hindered SMEs in their online lead generation, depending on the approach taken. It’s a bit like what’s happened in the music industry, where ease of access to the technology has led to more content, but not always better quality content. If I think back […]

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Changes to UK anti money laundering measures – you need to take action

June 26th, 2017

The implementation of the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive will result in increased transparency of who owns and controls companies in the UK. The changes will affect the requirements to notify Companies House of changes in Persons with Significant Control (PSC). How will you be affected? From the 26th June 2017 PSC information will no […]

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5 R&D Myths Busted

June 22nd, 2017

Recently we celebrated hitting £15m mark in terms of savings we’ve made for our clients through handling their Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief claims. To top it off, we’ve also achieved an unbeatable 100 per cent success rate with every R&D claim we’ve made so far. Our clientele isn’t made up by scientists but […]

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Income or assets overseas? You could owe tax in the UK

June 6th, 2017

If you are resident in the UK for tax purposes and have bank accounts, assets, investments or any sources of income arising overseas you could owe tax in the UK. Since 2016, tax authorities around the world have been sharing large amounts of information about people’s financial affairs and the number of jurisdictions involved has […]

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NHS Cyber Attack Friday 12th May 2017 – A Wake Up Call for SMEs?

May 15th, 2017

The ransomware cyber attack on the NHS and other organisations across the world on Friday last week has been described as perhaps the worst cyber incident in history by some cyber experts certainly in terms of the number of organisations affected. The profile of targets like the NHS and the sheer scale of the incident […]

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Tackling transformation in the buy-to-let market

April 18th, 2017

For decades, buying a property has been seen as a great investment option. However, recent changes in the buy-to-let market have had a knock-on effect on private landlords’ confidence in terms of whether they should continue building their portfolios. The stamp duty hike which kicked in last year has now been joined by major changes […]

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