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Alextra Accountants
Personal Tax Changes For 2016/17
The start of a new tax year generally brings with it a number of changes and 2016/17 is no exception. So what has changed for this year? The first point to note is that the personal allowance has incr...
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Alextra Accountants
Claim Fixed Rate Deductions To Save Work
To make life simpler and remove the need to keep detailed records of actual expenses, businesses can claim a fixed rate deduction in respect of certain expenses. The option to claim a fixed rate is av...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
Deadline for final IR35 payments and returns
The 'IR35' rules are designed to prevent the avoidance of tax and national insurance contributions (NIC) through the use of personal service companies and partnerships. The rules do not stop individua...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
Autumn Statement 2015 - key announcements for parents
Reversal of most of the tax credit proposals A number of changes to tax credits and Universal Credit were announced in the July Budget but the Chancellor has scrapped some of the changes following a d...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
Guidance on use of zero hours contracts
The government has published guidance for employers on the use of zero hours contracts. The guidance sets out where zero hours contracts may be appropriate and also sets out alternatives and best prac...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
Identity Theft ICO Guidance
Following the data security incident at TalkTalk with customer details being 'hacked' and many customers remaining unsure if they have been affected, an ICO spokesperson stated: 'Any time personal dat...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
Autumn Statement Key Points
Have you had chance to review the Chancellor's recent Autumn Statement if not take a look at our summary which also provides a reminder of other key developments which are to take place from April 201...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
The Banks Sheridan Sandstone Trail Charity Challenge
  1st August 2015 greeted the 10th anniversary of Banks Sheridan, and the start of what we aim to be another fabulous year, to include a number of fund-raising activities for local charities. To start...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
We did it - A 34 mile Charity Walk In Aid of CRY (Cardi...
We completed our 34 mile Sandstone Trail Charity Walk last Friday 4 September in approx 13 hrs.  The charity walk was undertaken as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations and we are proud of all ou...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
New Advisory fuel rates for company cars
New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 September 2015. Due to the reduction in fuel prices many rates have reduced this quarter so please take care to update ...
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Alextra Accountants
Changes Affecting Non-Domiciled Taxpayers
The Chancellor announced a number of important changes to the tax treatment of individuals who are resident but not domiciled in the UK. Such individuals currently benefit from a number of tax advanta...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme
The Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) is being introduced on 1 October 2015 by HMRC to tackle alcohol fraud. HMRC are advising that if you are an alcohol wholesaler or trade buyer, you nee...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
PAYE late filing penalties
HMRC have now issued the first in-year penalties notices to employers with fewer than 50 employees who missed the deadline for sending PAYE information to HMRC. Rather than issue late filing penalties...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
National minimum wage campaign targets hair and beauty ...
HMRC are targeting employers in the hairdressing and beauty sectors who pay their staff below the national minimum wage (NMW). HMRC and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), suppor...
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Alextra Accountants
Invoice Finance Restrictions Lifted
A ban on anti-invoice finance terms in business contracts will be introduced by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in early 2016, it has been announced. The move is aimed at helpi...
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