Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tax case win for Cornish religious beekeepers

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  A couple have won the right not to file online VAT returns for their honey business after claiming it was contrary to their religious beliefs. Beekeepers Graham and Abigail Blackburn, from Cornwall, are members of the Seventh Day Adventist … Continue reading

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One in 10 Employers Fail to Adopt RTI

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HMRC is urging employers who have failed to follow the new real time information (RTI) process to urgently get their act together as one in ten companies fail to sign up for the new PAYE reporting system. If you need … Continue reading

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We are now members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political. It is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions … Continue reading

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Talent for Growth with Lord Digby Jones

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We attended a ‘Talent for Growth’ event organised by Brunel University, where Lord Digby Jones was the key speaker. The video is now showing on YouTube, and we wanted to share this inspirational speech with you; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rec_GKp9-4Q&feature=youtu.be

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Company Construction Industry Scheme deductions set off against tax/NIC payments

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Companies that have CIS deductions taken from their income as subcontractors should set these off against their monthly or quarterly payments to HMRC. Companies should reduce their PAYE/National Insurance contributions or CIS payments by the amount of CIS deductions taken … Continue reading

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Minimum wage rates for 2013/2014

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As from 1st October 2013, the national minimum wage rates increased. Follow the link below to see what you should now be paying your staff: http://www.stackandjones.co.uk/new-minimum-wage-rates/

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Help To Buy Scheme Brought Forward

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A controversial scheme allowing people across the UK to take out 95% mortgages will be launched next week – three months earlier than planned. Under the second phase of Help to Buy, which had been due to launch in January … Continue reading

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Tax relief to help companies manage sickness absence

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Businesses will benefit from tax relief when they pay to help their employees return to the workplace after sickness. Employers will receive tax relief on expenditure up to £500 on health treatment recommended by a new health and work assessment … Continue reading

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