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GDPR doesn’t have to be GDP argh!!

Today’s fact. The ICO reported that there was a 31% increase in the number of Cyber security incidents reported in Jan – Mar 2018 compared to previous year. => Make sure your internet security is up to date!

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VAT

A business is either registered for VAT or it’s not. If it’s VAT registered then it needs to add VAT to its sales invoices (with one or two exceptions) but it can reclaim the cost of VAT it pays to its suppliers. This is done on…

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Pensions auto enrolment – how to get started

Pensions auto enrolment (AE) is the law and it’s making its way to your business NOW!

As we go through 2017 and beyond, more and more companies will have to auto enrol their staff into an approved pension scheme and this blog gives an overview what’s involved.

There are three big areas to work through:

Preparing and choosing a pension scheme
Running your pension scheme
Compliance declarations

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Tax

Tax. Keep it simple. Submit all your tax returns in good time, pay the right amount of tax and don’t put the tax cart in front of the business horse! The common taxes for owner-managed business are: VAT PAYE /…

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Basics of VAT – an ICAEW publication

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) runs a Business Advice Service (BAS) which we are members of. As part of the BAS commitment to UK business, we offer a free introductory meeting to any nearby company  i.e. within 10km of the SW6 or TW9 post codes.

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Dividend tax implications 2016

From April 2016 there are changes to the dividend tax rules which do several things but the bottom line for most owner-managed companies will be that the “low-salary-high-dividend” approach to earnings will result in more income tax being paid than under the current rules.

Three questions arise:

What are the new rules?
How do they impact me?
What can be done – before April 2016 and after

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