Vale & West Chartered Accountants Blog

High Street sales continue to fall in December as retailers faced worst sales on record

Vale & WestJan 9,2019
Blog,Business,Consumer Spending,Economy

For the sixth year in a row, sales have fallen on Britain’s high streets in December.

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Self-assessment tax return deadline looms

Vale & WestJan 7,2019
Richard Ziemba

Millions of UK taxpayers have just a few weeks to file their self-assessment tax return for the 2017/18 tax year with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Those who do not meet the deadline face fines of at least £100.

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New Government service has helped 200,000 start-up businesses

Vale & WestJan 7,2019
Accountancy,Blog,HMRC,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

Since the Streamlined Company Registration Service was launched last year, more than 200,000 start-ups have used the service.

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Uncertainty stalling UK economic growth, warns BCC report

Vale & WestJan 4,2019
Blog,Brexit,Business,Business Blog,Economy,SMEs,SMEs / Business

UK growth is stagnating as a result of heightened Brexit uncertainty and other economic pressures, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.

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How to keep employees happy

Vale & WestJan 3,2019
Carole Holt

January is traditionally a time when many employees start looking around for greener employment pastures, which can be a real headache for employers who are trying to retain good workers. However, there are a number of things bosses can do to make their workplace more attractive.

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HMRC issue reminder over Self-Assessment tax returns

Vale & WestJan 3,2019
Blog,HMRC,Personal Tax,Tax,Tax Blog

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have issued a reminder that taxpayers have less than a month left to complete and submit their Self-Assessment tax returns.

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Added tax on hauliers would damage the economy

Vale & WestJan 3,2019
Kathryn Cutts

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has slammed the Shadow Treasury’s plan to increase taxes on the haulage industry, saying that the move would “undermine the competitiveness of all UK industry”.

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New reporting measures governing top executive pay come into force

Vale & WestJan 2,2019
Blog,Business,Business Blog,Employees,Payroll,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Wages

New regulations come into force today, 02 January 2019, to make companies “justify their pay” for top bosses, the Government has revealed.

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New to exporting? Get a head start with Tradeshow Access Programme funding

Vale & WestDec 21,2018
Blog,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

Applications are now open for UK businesses to apply for grants to attend international trade shows and export their products around the world.

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UK retail figures jump in November following sales boost

Vale & WestDec 20,2018
Blog,Business,Consumer Spending,Economy

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that retail sales have increased at a much faster rate than anticipated.

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