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Can you save more than £355 on this year’s self-assessment?

Self-employed taxpayers may be failing to claim on average £1,687 in tax-deductible expenses, a new report has revealed. Read More

Patisserie Holdings reveal “extensive” accounting irregularities

An audit of Patisserie Holdings’ accounts have revealed “extensive” accounting irregularities, a report has revealed. Read More

HMRC shifting the “tax burden” onto UK consumers

Accounting experts have accused HMRC of shifting the “tax burden” onto UK consumers after finding that 21 per cent of their total income is accounted for by VAT. Read More

HMRC crackdown on online tax evasion in the UK

The Joint and Several Liability (JSL) notices, were introduced in 2016 to protect British businesses from being undercut by overseas sellers committing VAT evasion. Read More

Scammers posing as HMRC to get personal information

According to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the organisation has been contacted by the public about hundreds of thousands of ‘suspicious messages’ which have been designed to steal personal information. Fraudsters have targeted taxpayers at a time when many of them are submitting their self-assessment tax returns. Read More

ICAEW urging workers to not leave tax return until the last minute

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has warned self-employed workers not to leave their tax return “to the last minute”. Read More

Small conveyancing firms struggle to retain market share, suggests report

The total number of conveyancing firms has fallen to an all-time low as large, nationwide firms continue to dominate the market, a study has revealed. Read More

Employees looking for different things

A recent survey has found that 97 per cent of employers agree that the workplace expectations of employees in firms of all sizes are changing rapidly, and this means that many employers will have to change what they offer in order to keep and recruit staff. Read More

Businesses to be named and shamed under proposed new late payment system

A newly proposed traffic light system could be used to put a spotlight on businesses with track records of late payments. Read More

Streamlined Company Registration Service

According to the Government, more than 200,000 new businesses have used a new one-stop cross-Government service that allows new start-ups to register their business and also for tax and HMRC’s digital services at the same time. Read More

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