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Lifetime financial advice could make you nearly £50,000 better off

A new study supported by former Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, has found that regular professional financial advice provides an average ...
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Should your company pay a data protection fee?

We are aware that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been contacting companies to remind them of their legal obligation ...
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HMRC urges taxpayers to be vigilant ahead of self-assessment deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has urged taxpayers to be vigilant ahead of the self-assessment deadline on 31 January 2020, ...
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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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Schools minister reminds academies of importance of management letters

The schools minister has written to academy finance teams reminding them about the importance of academy trust financial management and ...
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Foreign investment in tech start-ups slumped in 2018

Recent research has suggested that foreign investment in the UK’s technology start-up businesses fell by 29 per cent last year, ...
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Company administrations on the increase

Official figures have revealed that the number of insolvencies in the UK has risen to their highest level in five ...
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Import VAT deducted as input tax by non-owners

The Government has recently released a brief on the correct treatment for the deduction of import VAT paid by a ...
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Fewer people giving to charities than in 2016, major new report reveals

The number of people giving money to charity has seen a steady decline between 2016 and 2018, a new report ...
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Dental Protection lead calls to scrap new Government proposal

Indemnity provider Dental Protection has raised a number of serious concerns over a new Government proposal that could see dentists ...
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No-deal Brexit: Details published of temporary tariff regime

The Government has this month published details of the UK’s temporary tariff regime should the UK leave the EU without ...
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Mothercare agrees Early Learning Centre sale to The Entertainer for £13.5m

Mothercare has agreed on the sale of its Early Learning Centre (ELC) brand to the owner of The Entertainer toy ...
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Chancellor wants to tackle late payments in the UK

Currently, in the UK, late payments are a serious issue, especially for small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who have to chase ...
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Category: Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business

Government scheme aids families with childcare costs

HMRC is urging parents to apply for the Tax-Free Childcare scheme, which provides government contribution on savings used to cover ...
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Small firms being rejected for loans by banks

New research has found that 20 per cent of UK businesses have been rejected for a loan by a bank, ...
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Missing coins mystery

Financial investigators have discovered that the digital wallets of the QuadrigaCX exchange had been emptied of millions in cryptocurrency months ...
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Category: Blog, The Forensic Blog