Owner of ancient burial ground charged thousands in business rates argues he should be exempt

Posted in Blog, Tax | Posted on 14 Jun, 2019

A man who opened the first ‘Neolithic’ burial mound to be built in the UK for some 5,500 years has been asked to pay more than £13,000 in business rates.


TSB launches digital advice program to support small business owners

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 13 Jun, 2019

A nationwide programme has been launched by high street bank TSB in a bid to help improve the digital expertise of small business owners.


Time taken to settle HMRC tax investigations reaches record length

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 12 Jun, 2019

The length taken to settle HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tax investigations reached an all-time high in March 2019.


Gift Aid fraudster who used charity cash to fund luxury lifestyle is jailed for three years

Posted in Blog, Charities, HMRC | Posted on 10 Jun, 2019

A treasurer who stole more than £270,000 from a charity has been jailed for three years, a report has revealed.


HMRC refunds £1.8 million child benefit tax penalties

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 10 Jun, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued £1.8 million in refunds after reviewing cases where families were hit with penalties for failing to register for a charge relating to their child benefits.


UK exports goods at “unprecedented levels”

Posted in Blog | Posted on 7 Jun, 2019

Despite ongoing Brexit and political uncertainty, exports across the UK have surged to record levels.


Businesses are not adapting for millennial dads

Posted in Blog, SMEs / Business | Posted on 6 Jun, 2019

In today’s society, there has been a ‘seismic shift’ among male millennials, yet, recent research has revealed that the majority of businesses are failing to understand that they need to be offering the flexibility these


Next Steps for Making Tax Digital

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Making Tax Digital, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax | Posted on 5 Jun, 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was launched in April 2019 for VAT. Now, hundreds of thousands of VAT-registered businesses who are above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are recording and reporting their accounts digitally to HM


HMRC backs down from pension tax case

Posted in Blog, Pensions, Tax | Posted on 3 Jun, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has recently withdrawn an appeal in a key court case over a 55 per cent charge it wanted to levy.


“Crunch time” to take action against late payments, say small businesses

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 31 May, 2019

Members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have called for an “end” to late payments as they continue to threaten the survival of businesses up and down the country.