Accountancy News

Workplace Pension Contribution Increases

Are you aware that minimum contributions for the workplace pension are set to increase?   By law, minimum contribution amounts are required to increase at set times. Increases from the current total minimum contribution of 2% of qualifying earnings take place on...

Agricultural VAT issues

  The world of VAT can be quite complex especially when it comes to our industry, as a firm of accountants that specialise in agriculture we often get asked about VAT issues specific to farming. I thought I would share a few of these with you.   Can I claim...

HMRC making online services safer

From September 2017, HMRC will make it a requirement for all businesses using their online tax accounts to register for 2 Step Verification (2SV) – if not already using it. The result of this minor change means greater security for customers and a safer experience...

Making Tax Digital delayed to 2020

Making Tax Digital delayed to 2020 at the earliest for taxes other than VAT   Heeding concerns across the accounting spectrum, the government has amended the timetable and implementation intakes of Making Tax Digital (MTD). Under the reformed timetable, only...

Auto Enrolment Seminar

The Pensions Regulator is hosing a free webinar on automatic enrollment at 2:30pm on Thursday 6th July which you may find useful. In this webinar, they will take you through the tasks that you will need to undertake this financial year, such as re-enrolment,...

Auto Enrolment Update

What is automatic enrolment?   If you are already an employer then it's likely that you will be well accustomed to auto enrolment and your legal duties. But what about new businesses or those deciding to employ staff for the first time? Under the Pensions Act...

Taxes and the General Election

The general election is fast approaching but what are the two main parties policies on tax and business, and how might you be affected? Here is a closer look at some of the tax reforms proposed in the parties’ manifestos: Income tax The Conservative Party have renewed...

Our Charity Work

For a number of years now we have been supporting Village by Village in Africa - a charity that as the name suggests, helps communities and villages in Africa by doing everything from digging wells, to building schools and clinics, to training teachers and empowering...

Stay Safe Online

Alert! Please be vigilant of a new phishing scam. If you get an email with the subject, “Your 2016 Tax Report”, with an attachment, do not open it. Please forward it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and then delete it.   For more advice, please visit GOV.UK and search...