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How lean is your business?
February 21st, 2019

There are obvious benefits to your personal wellbeing if you sweat it out at the gym three times a week: improved stamina, enviable muscle tone, endorphin buzz and unwanted pounds shed. But could your business benefit from a similar process? We are not suggesting that business owners and their staff leap to their feet and […]

Parliament eases through Finance Act 2019
February 19th, 2019

According to a recent government announcement, 32 million people will be better off as the Finance Bill 2018-19 receives Royal Assent.   Treasury pundits who wrote the announcement said: A basic rate taxpayer will payat least £1,200 less income tax than they did in 2010, thanks to the government’s changes, giving people more help with the cost […]

Goodbye 2017-18 and hello to 2018-19
February 14th, 2019

The deadline for filing 2017-18 self-assessment tax returns without paying a penalty for late submission has passed (31 January 2019). But a new and pressing deadline now presents itself: 5 April 2019. As we have outlined in previous posts, most tax planning needs to be considered and actioned before the end of the tax year […]

What was all the fuss about?
February 12th, 2019

Last year, the 23 May 2018 to be precise, the UK adapted the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The deadline created a rush of publicity and activity as businesses across the UK pored over their data processing systems, making changes to accommodate the new rules. After the deadline, its as if the curtain came down […]

Happy days
February 7th, 2019

In what amounts to a single-issue mini-budget the Treasury posted a welcome announcement for the manufacturers and consumers of alcoholic products last week. They said: The Chancellor announces that alcohol duties are frozen From today, (1 February 2019) taxes on beer, cider and spirits are frozen for another year, keeping costs down for industry and […]

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