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Late payments a huge drain on SMEs

Small firms are owed a staggering £23.4 billion in late payments, an issue that is continuing to cause greater problems ...
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Christmas parties – Is the VAT recoverable?

As it is only a week until Christmas, it seems a fitting time to discuss whether input VAT can be ...
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South West Charity Conference to return for a second year, sponsored by Milsted Langdon

The South West Charity Conference was launched in 2019 with our support and we are delighted to once again be ...
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Lack of credit information renders firms ‘invisible’

Recent research suggests that more than 1.6 million UK firms struggle to access funding because there is insufficient information available ...
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Academies fail to meet apprenticeship targets

Fewer than one in 10 academy trusts met the new apprenticeship recruitment target, a major study has revealed ...
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Small Business Saturday generates “almost £1 billion” for local firms

Almost £1 billion is expected to have been spent with small firms last week on Small Business Saturday ...
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Two in five pensioners missing out on full state pension

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed that only 33 per cent of UK pensioners currently receive the full ...
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Public perception of legacy giving improves, poll finds

More people now say that they would be happy to leave a gift to charity in their Will, a poll ...
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Bupa completes acquisition of Total Dental Care

Bupa Dental Care has announced that they have completed their acquisition of Total Dental Care (TDC), a move which adds ...
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UK ‘enables’ corporate tax

According to a recent study, the UK is the ‘world’s greatest enabler’ of corporate tax avoidance because of its network ...
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Smallest academies to gain full access to apprenticeship service

The smallest academy trusts can now “take full control” over apprenticeships in their schools ...
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Changes to Making Tax Digital for charities make record-keeping “less onerous”

HM Revenue & Customs has relaxed the rules and regulations around Making Tax Digital for fundraising events ...
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Awards turn spotlight on business stars

Milsted Langdon is backing an awards scheme celebrating the success of local businesses. For the second year running, the firm ...
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All the fun of the fair as Bristol office celebrates 9th anniversary

Partners and staff at Milsted Langdon have celebrated the ninth anniversary of the firm’s Bristol office with a funfair-themed party ...
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Milsted Langdon marks 25th anniversary with charity campaign launch

Milsted Langdon is aiming to mark its quarter-century by raising £25,000 for charity through a wide range of events this ...
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Tax team shortlisted for prestigious national award

Milsted Langdon’s tax team is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The firm has been named as ...
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Consultant economist gives views on proposed new Ikea store

Milsted Langdon's consultant economist, Kevin Butler, was recently interviewed by BBC Spotlight South West to discuss the region's economy as ...
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Milsted Langdon welcomes Budget measures for SMEs

South West-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has welcomed measures in this year’s Budget aimed at helping smaller businesses. Although ...
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Alternative finance for SMEs

Recent research suggests that UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are set to benefit from the rise in popularity of ...
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Category: Blog

HMRC extends £8 million customs funding training deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that the deadline for applications for funding from a Government initiative designed to ...
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Category: Blog, HMRC, SMEs, SMEs / Business

Latest trading figures “demonstrate the growing appetite for British produce outside of the EU”

The demand for UK goods and services “is growing across the globe”, a new study has revealed ...
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Category: Blog

People as well as paper

A recent story in the media about an enquiry that was started following a tip-off by a whistleblower, is a ...
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Category: Blog, The Forensic Blog

Government launches consultation on tackling SME R&D relief abuse

The Government has launched a consultation on changes to research and development (R&D) tax credits which are intended to prevent ...
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Category: Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business

Making tax digital is live today, yet one million businesses are not registered

As of today, UK based businesses that have a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will be required to ...
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Category: Blog, HMRC, Tax