Vale & West Chartered Accountants Blog

PM candidate pledges to cut business rates

Vale & WestJun 26,2019
Kathryn Cutts

One of the two remaining Conservative MPs in the race to become Prime Minister has pledged to exempt hundreds of thousands of firms from business rates in a bid to save the UK’s “dying high streets”.

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ICAEW gives UK economy the green light

Vale & WestJun 26,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,Brexit,Business,Economy

The UK economy has weathered the worst of the Brexit financial fallout and should be able to continue without “too much damage”, experts have said.

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Increase in lost self-assessment tax

Vale & WestJun 24,2019
Accounting

According to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), it failed to collect £7.4 billion of self-assessment tax in 2017-18, and this was an increase of 10.5 per cent on the previous year when individuals did not pay £6.7 billion.

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Is your business compliant with the Making Tax Digital rules?

Vale & WestJun 24,2019
Blog,Business,HMRC,Making Tax Digital,MTD

According to new research, thousands of UK businesses could find themselves under scrutiny from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for failing to follow new rules on keeping digital records.

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UK ‘tax gap’ at record low, figures reveal

Vale & WestJun 21,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,HMRC,Making Tax Digital,Tax,Tax Blog,VAT

The tax gap – the difference between the amount of tax that should be paid and what is actually paid – has shrunk to just 5.6 per cent.

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Government announces new measures to ensure SMEs are paid on time

Vale & WestJun 20,2019
Blog,Business,Business Blog,Business News,Family Businesses,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

The Government has announced new measures to ensure that small businesses get paid on time.

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Industry bodies call for Government to delay IR35

Vale & WestJun 19,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,HMRC,Tax

UK industry is calling for the Government to delay plans to extend the IR35 tax law to the private sector.

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Boris pledge to cut 40 per cent tax

Vale & WestJun 17,2019
Richard Ziemba

With Boris Johnson at the top of the board for claiming the position of the new leader of the Conservative party, high earners could be in line for a bonus, as the politician has pledged to cut income tax bills for people earning more than £50,000 by raising the 40 per cent tax rate threshold

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SMEs receive a record £6.7 billion in equity funding

Vale & WestJun 17,2019
Blog,Business,Business Blog,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

Last year, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) attracted a record £6.7 billion in equity investments, representing a five per cent year-on-year increase.

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Owner of ancient burial ground charged thousands in business rates argues he should be exempt

Vale & WestJun 14,2019
Accountancy,Blog,Business,Tax

A man who opened the first ‘Neolithic’ burial mound to be built in the UK for some 5,500 years has been asked to pay more than £13,000 in business rates.

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