Vale & West Chartered Accountants Blog

Government announce further support for UK businesses

Vale & WestApr 18,2019
Blog,Business Blog,SMEs,SMEs / Business

The Government has announced a further wave of financial support for UK businesses in a bid to ensure that innovative firms are able to access the finances they need to grow.


HMRC criticised for closing down small firms due to late tax payments

Vale & WestApr 17,2019
Kathryn Cutts

An alternative small business lending platform has criticised HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) approach to small businesses that fall behind on tax payments, saying that the methods used to combat issues are “too aggressive”.


HMRC suffers defeat in an IR35 case

Vale & WestApr 17,2019
Blog,HMRC,Personal Tax,Tax,Tax Blog,Tax News

The presenter of television show Loose Women, Kaye Adams, has become the latest TV personality to win a case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over her employment status.


Cyber-crimes can affect any business

Vale & WestApr 15,2019
Blog,Business,Business Blog

Nowadays every business relies on technology to some extent to perform their everyday business tasks.


Automatic enrolment contributions increase: what you need to do

Vale & WestApr 12,2019
Blog,Financial Planning,Guide,Pension,Pensions

The minimum contribution you and your staff must pay into your automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme has increased.


Government to scrap tax relief for landlords

Vale & WestApr 12,2019
Blog,Jason Pyke,Tax,Tax Blog

The Government is considering scrapping lettings relief for most landlords after concerns were raised that the tax break was being used “out of line with the intention of the exemption”.


Government names and shames high street giant over late payments

Vale & WestApr 11,2019
Blog,Business Blog,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

The Government’s Small Business Commissioner Paul Uppal has named and shamed high street health food giant Holland & Barrett over their payment practices.


National law firm fined for flouting of Solicitors’ Accounts Rules

Vale & WestApr 10,2019

A Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has fined a national law firm after it was found to have breached Solicitors’ Accounts Rules for more than two decades.


What does the ‘Good Work Plan’ mean for businesses?

Vale & WestApr 10,2019
Blog,Business Advice,Business Blog,Employees,SME,SMEs / Business

The Government has recently implemented the ‘Good Work Plan’ with the aim to improve the employment rights and workers. As a result, businesses will be expected to familiarise themselves and implement the following changes to their current working practices.


HMRC extends £8 million customs funding training deadline

Vale & WestApr 8,2019
Blog,Business,Business Advice,Business Blog,Exports,Government Funding,HMRC,SMEs,SMEs / Business

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the deadline for applications for funding from a Government initiative designed to help businesses prepare for the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) has been extended to 31 May 2019.


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