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Make Tax Digital (MTD)

The government appear to be persevering with their attempt to further computerise tax collection and administration. Despite initially postponing it’s implementation, April 2019 has now been targeted for the next attempt; at first for VAT registered businesses. This approach has … Continue reading

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Another busy summer – and brexit

Much of the accountants compliance work is carried out in the summer months, usually triggered by the end of the fiscal year on 5th April. This year has been no different, with most of the March and April year ends … Continue reading

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So far so good…..

The Digital tax initiative has now been postponed. Common sense would appear to have prevailed.

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Good old bookkeeping

The next step in the government’s apparent headlong rush into online dependency appears to be the prospect of quarterly tax returns. This quite bonkers idea is clearly to assist the government to get their hands on the tax revenues quarterly rather … Continue reading

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The Budget – March 8th 2017

spring_budget_2017_web Phillip Hammond delivered his first and apparently the last Spring budget yesterday. We attach the entire white paper for your perusal. It has not gone down particularly well. It was not expected to go down well with Mr.Corbyn and Mr.O’Donnell; … Continue reading

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Single Farm Payment / BPS

Philip Hammond confirmed some months ago that the Single Farm Payment would be with us ‘until 2020’. I am still not entirely clear what this precisely means. Presumably the 2019 reporting and payment season will hold true, but in all … Continue reading

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The Oscars debacle

We are embarrassed to be associated by profession with Price Waterhouse Coopers and their incompetent handling of what should actually be quite an easy job – handing envelopes to celebrities to open and read out a name. Were we given … Continue reading

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Payroll department

In so far as it is possible we are attempting to establish a ‘stand alone’ payroll department so as to be able to properly specialise in this area which continues to be ever more bureaucratic and demanding. Chris Dowdy, who … Continue reading

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Tax department expansion

Due largely to an increasing workload the partners are pleased to announce that Patience Jamella has been recruited to assist and support Mark Watkins and Sam Leatherland in the tax department. Patience is Rhodesian by birth and has worked in this … Continue reading

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Blakesley 2016

Blakesley show was held last weekend for the second time at it’s new venue on the Blakesley / Maidford crossroads. The weather was fine, without being too hot and so large numbers of the general public duly attended (at much … Continue reading

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