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Zero based budgeting

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Business Direction
Owner-Managed Business
Mike Farwell

Most businesses, of any size, go through an annual budgeting exercise, but there are differing approaches to how this is done.

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Business Tax
Professional Services
Sarah Robert

If so, they could benefit from temporary workplace relief.

Read more Do you have employees coming to the UK on temporary assignment?

Last week the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a report that details its research into issues around the commercialisation of university IP. ...

Read more BEIS publish report on the commercialisation of University IP
Business Tax
Sharon Bedford

Yesterday (4th April) HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued a statement confirming that existing EU state aid approval for UK EMI Option Schemes will expire on 6 April 2018 – tomorro...

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Nick Butler

Rules around payment for employees has always been strict but the recent government crackdown on those who have been underpaying their minimum wage workers is a warning. Mistakes s...

Read more Underpaying your workers could cost you your business
Business Restructuring and Insolvency
Sandra Mundy

Have the British public fallen out of love with Italian food? With the recent problems at Jamie’s Italian and now Prezzo announcing it has problems it is beginning to seem that wa...

Read more Pasta, Pizza and a CVA? Next steps for Italian food chain, Prezzo
Business Restructuring and Insolvency
Sandra Mundy

The administration of Toys R Us should be no surprise given its US parent filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2017. The fall of this giant could mark the end of an era for...

Read more The Fall of a Giant – Toys R Us in administration, what now?

IR35 - What do I need to know?

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Business Tax
Sharon Bedford

Last week Christa Ackroyd, who hosted the BBC’s regional news programme Look North, lost her case at the First Tier Tribunal (FTT), with a headline tax bill of £420,000 under the I...

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Payrolling of Benefits in Kind

Friday 16 February 2018

Professional Services
Nick Butler

April 2016 saw the introduction of voluntary payrolling of benefits in kind, seen by many as the first step towards mandatory payrolling of benefits.

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With the increasing number of online accountancy packages available, it may be time to upgrade your system.

Read more Accounting in the Digital Age - which software is right for you?
Business Tax
Margaret Savory

Research and Development (R&D) tax credits can provide your business with an alternative, and sometimes vital, source of funding but many believe they are only available to the sci...

Read more R&D Tax credits – not just for “white coated” scientists
Private Client Tax

With many individuals having tax payments to make at the end of this month it is important to be aware that HMRC have announced that they will no longer accept payments made at the...

Read more HMRC no longer accepting credit card payments
Business Tax
Sharon Bedford

International tax is something that we specialise in here at James Cowper Kreston. Not only do we make sure that we are up to date on all current tax news we believe that our clien...

Read more US President passes Tax Reform Bill – prepare your business for change.
Audit and Assurance
Alex Peal

The Criminal Finances act came into force on 30th September 2017 and has changed the rules of liability in cases of fraud. It is important that you know the facts so that you can e...

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Audit and Assurance
Louise Hallsworth

Academies financial statements, for the period 2016/2017, are due to be submitted by 31st December 2017. In order to make submission simpler and, indeed faster, ESFA have recently ...

Read more Academies: new submission process for audited financial statements