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28 June 2017

VAT on commercial construction projects

When constructing property, it is important you consider your VAT position at the planning stage and incorporate it into any budgets or cash flow models.

28 June 2017

Issued shares to employees or directors in the year to 5 April 2017?

Share transactions involving employees between 6 April 2016 and 5 April 2017 are to be reported to HMRC via a 'Form 42' by 6 July 2017.

28 June 2017

The charity SORP: an update

We provide an update on SORP FRS 102 for charities, including what we know about the new SORP scheduled for 2018.

28 June 2017

General Data Protection Regulation: how does it affect charities?

We set out the key areas charities need to consider before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the current Data Protection Act.

28 June 2017

Can charities make investments?

HMRC’s revised guidance provides charities with greater flexibility when it comes to the types of investments they can make.

27 June 2017

The future of regulation in the shadow of Brexit

We look at what impact a hard or soft Brexit would have on the future of financial services regulation.

27 June 2017

Are you prepared for the new gender pay gap law?

We talk to Ann Frances Cooney of Addleshaw Goddard, who urges firms to prepare for the new gender pay gap regulations.

26 June 2017

MiFID II: common misconceptions

When it comes to the changes brought about by MiFID II, there are a number of misinterpretations and common misconceptions, as we outline.

22 June 2017

Trade goods internationally? Make your way through our VAT compliance checklist

For those that trade goods internationally, we provide a handy VAT checklist to help make sure you comply with the current rules.

21 June 2017

Brexit: managing exchange rate fluctuations

We define hedging and outline some of the strategies SMEs can adopt in order to mitigate their exposure to volatile exchange rates following Brexit.

14 June 2017

Cloud accounting: your key questions answered

We explain exactly what is meant by cloud accounting, why we recommend you use Xero and outline some of our favourite add-on apps.

14 June 2017

Marketing myth-busting with the design agency, BOLD

BOLD’s Creative Director, John Ayscough, banishes some branding and design myths commonly perceived by those in the third sector.

12 June 2017

Five top tips for grant-making trusts and foundations

We provide five tips for any grant-making foundation or charitable trust to consider when designing an assurance framework for their programmes.

07 June 2017

Succession planning: considering the future of your business

With almost a third of SMEs considering succession planning in 2017, we set out the key things to think about when planning for the future of your business

07 June 2017

New company car fuel rates

HMRC has published new ‘advisory fuel rates’ (AFR) for company cars, which apply to journeys from 1 June 2017.

31 May 2017

Using existing tools to make quick wins

We share two ways organisations can use software and solutions already at their disposal to make efficient 'quick wins'.

31 May 2017

Apprenticeship Levy in Scotland: Now you see it, now you don’t

The Apprenticeship Levy means different things to businesses in England and Scotland – what’s the impact on Scottish businesses?

31 May 2017

An Inspector calls: protect yourself from an HMRC enquiry

With HMRC enquiries on the increase, businesses might want to consider carrying out a health-check on their compliance reporting.

30 May 2017

Brexit contingency planning alert for financial services firms

Financial services firms to provide the Prudential Regulation Authority with information on their Brexit contingency plans by 14 July 2017.

30 May 2017

Do you know your LISA from your JISA?

If you're thinking of opening an ISA, we provide a summary of the five variants currently available to help you decide what suits you best.