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Stamp Duty receipts suffer the largest decrease in more than a decade

Vale & WestOct 18,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,HMRC,Jason Pyke,Property,Tax

Official data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed that the taxman’s take from stamp duty has suffered its greatest fall since the financial crisis.


New cybersecurity project to protect businesses from online fraud, says Government

Vale & WestOct 18,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,Business,Scam,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

The Government is launching a new cybersecurity programme to protect businesses from the threat of online fraud.


Government awards £2 million fund to help solve problems faced by small businesses

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

The Government has announced that a £2 million fund is to be distributed in a bid to help address many of the common problems faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


FCA announces crackdown on car financing industry

Vale & WestOct 16,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,Business,Finance,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial regulator, has announced a crackdown on the car financing industry, saving drivers £165 million.


Calls to scrap the High Income Child Benefit Charge

Vale & WestOct 14,2019
Richard Ziemba

According to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), the Government needs to urgently review the charge that applies when an individual claiming child benefit or their partner has an income of more than £50,000.


SME Finance Charter to “increase small business access to finance”

Vale & WestOct 11,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,Brexit,Business,Finance,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

The new SME Finance Charter will ensure small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have access to finance, it has been revealed.


Employers must prepare for Brexit

Vale & WestOct 10,2019
Carole Holt

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued guidance to help small firms prepare for the UK to leave the European Union on 31 October and tackle key employment issues.


SMEs are losing money by not having a website

Vale & WestOct 10,2019
Blog,Business Advice,Business Blog,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

According to new research, UK based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are missing out on thousands of pounds each month due to a lack of online presence.


Top tips to ensure your business is prepared for Brexit

Vale & WestOct 9,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,Brexit,Business,Economy,Employees,Exports,HMRC,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Tax,VAT

The UK is currently scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on 31 October 2019. However, it is still unclear whether that will be with or without a deal.


Deadline to audit client accounts approaching, warns SRA

Vale & WestOct 8,2019
Blog,Jason Pyke,Legal

Solicitors must conduct a review of their client accounts to ensure they are not holding monies belonging to an individual that is subject to financial sanctions, a regulator has warned.


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