Vale & West Chartered Accountants Blog

HMRC given new tax powers

Vale & WestFeb 18,2019
Richard Ziemba

As of the start of the new tax year this April, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will have 12 years to investigate taxpayers they believe have made errors over their foreign income, tripling the current time limit.

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Data protection: what happens if we leave the EU without a deal?

Vale & WestFeb 15,2019
Blog,Brexit,Business Blog

UK businesses who share data with organisations in the European Economic Area (EEA) will need to take steps to ensure they continue to comply with data protection laws should the UK leave the EU without a deal. The warning comes as the Prime Minister fails to get Parliament to agree to her Brexit withdrawal bill,

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Directors ordered to pay back thousands after “abusing” company’s accounts

Vale & WestFeb 14,2019
Blog,Business Blog,Lee Gardner

A pair of company directors have been ordered to pay back some £182,000 after “abusing the company’s bank account”.

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CIPD warns against banning zero-hour contracts

Vale & WestFeb 14,2019
Carole Holt

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned that calls to ban zero-hours contracts could actually be counterproductive, as it could lead to some people giving up work altogether.

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SMEs striving for growth in 2019 with half looking to increase headcount

Vale & WestFeb 13,2019
Blog,Business Blog,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

With continuing tough economic uncertainty, UK SMEs are still eager to grow their headcount by an average of 21 per cent over the next 12 months, according to new research from business energy supplier, Opus Energy.

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ICAEW reveal valentine’s tax benefits

Vale & WestFeb 11,2019
Blog,Tax,Tax Blog,Tax News

It may not be the most romantic reason to propose but with valentine’s day just a few days away the ICAEW are highlighting the tax benefits of getting married or entering a civil partnership.

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Budget could raise Personal Allowance

Vale & WestFeb 11,2019
Richard Ziemba

Emergency measures that were planned as far back as June 2016 could be implemented in the upcoming Budget to protect the UK economy from a potential no-deal Brexit, and one of these could be a rise in the Personal Allowance.

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Government promises simplified customs procedures in event of no-deal Brexit

Vale & WestFeb 8,2019
Blog,Business Blog

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will introduce a simplified importing procedure for businesses trading with the EU should the UK leave without a deal in March.

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Time limit to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax reduced from March

Vale & WestFeb 8,2019
Blog,Property,Tax,Tax Blog

The time limit to file a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) return and pay the tax due will be reduced from 30 days to 14 days from next month.

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HMRC takes new measures to toughen stance on debt recovery

Vale & WestFeb 7,2019
Blog,Finance,HMRC,Payroll,Savings,Wages

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has toughened its stance on debt recovery, by taking money owed to them directly from hundreds of pay packets during the last financial year.

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