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Due a tax rebate? Keep an eye on your account

In a new initiative designed to reduce paper use and unnecessary confusion, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a significant change to the way that taxpayers are notified of a repayment.

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Redundancy changes for new parents

The law surrounding redundancy for new parents is set to change from 6 April.

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Government Gateway to be replaced with single login system

In a bid to simplify the way in which taxpayers and agents use online services, the Government is rolling out plans to replace Government Gateway accounts with a new system.

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Companies House is changing – are you prepared?

New rules are coming into effect on 4 March 2024 which could impact your business if you are registered in the UK and need to file with Companies House.

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Short-term let owners to face new planning permission requirements

For owners of an Airbnb or other short-term let properties, new planning legislation is set to come in by Summer 2024, which could lead to new fees and penalties for non-compliance. Read More

HMRC U-turns on its double cab pickups tax decision

HMRC surprised all taxpayers who own a double cab pickup as a company vehicle on 12 February by announcing that these vehicles would be classified as cars and not vans, which would have led to higher National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for owners. Read More

Loophole closed: Pickups are now classed as cars (NOT vans)

A dispute between Coca-Cola and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has closed the loophole that previously defined double-cab pickups as vans and now means they will be classed as cars.

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Understanding loss carry-back claims

In the unpredictable world of business, it’s not uncommon for companies to experience financial losses.  

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100 days until the Self-Assessment deadline: Are you ready?

We are now only 100 days away from the Self-Assessment tax deadline on 31 January 2024.  

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How management accounts can help your business

Management accounts are vital in keeping on top of your business’s performance. But what are they, and how do they work?

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