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Tax cuts for employers of armed forces veterans

A National Insurance contributions holiday for businesses who employ armed forces veterans came into force on 6 April 2021. The scheme allows employers to claim National Insurance contributions relief for

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HMRC live webinars put focus on Covid issues

HMRC is hosting a series of live webinars focusing on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, covering: who can claim through the scheme. who employers can claim for. how to calculate

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Firms invited to apply for ‘recovery loans’

Businesses can now apply for new government-backed Covid-19 ‘recovery loans’ through a new £75bn scheme. The new loan programme will see firms able to apply for loans of between £25,001

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Brexit to cause long-term damage to London, says survey

Three-quarters of UK firms have experienced trade disruption since Brexit and almost half (49%) expect disruption to continue in the long-term, research from EY and London First has found. London

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Changes to minimum wage record keeping rules

The record keeping rules for employers paying the national minimum wage changed on 1 April, the same day the new pay rates came into force. The new rules extends the

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IR 35 rules to change on 6 April

From 6 April 2021, all public sector and medium or large-sized private sector employers will be responsible for deciding their worker’s employment status as the IR 35 rules change. The

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Unclaimed VAT costing UK firms 12% of revenue

Complex VAT rules are causing UK firms to lose up to 12% of their revenue, a new study by SAP Concur has found. The company commissioned a survey of 500

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ACAS conferences focus on mental health

As the vaccine roll-out programme continues, more and more companies are planning for a move back to the office. With this in mind, Acas is putting on a series of

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The future of the IAB – the Janet Jack Interview

An interview with Janet Jack the CEO of The International Association of Bookkeepers.   Listen to the Podcast of this interview here Transcript from the interview Welcome to the IAB,

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Santander to close 111 branches

In another blow to cash-based businesses, Santander has announced it is to shut 111 branches across the UK. The high street bank said the reduction in branch visits was a

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Deadline looms for self-assessment payment plans

  Self Assessment taxpayers have until Thursday 1 April to pay any outstanding tax liabilities in full or set up an online payment plan for the 2019 to 2020 financial

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Celebrating Turing

The new £50 note, featuring computer pioneer and code-breaker Alan Turing, has been unveiled by Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey. The polymer banknote will enter circulation on

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Automatic filing extensions to end on 5 April

The automatic extensions put in place as part of the government’s pandemic measures will come to an end for filing deadlines that fall after 5 April 2021, Companies House is

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Trust in the robots

Some 89% of business leaders working in finance believe robots can improve their firm’s profitability by detecting fraud, creating invoices and conducting cost/benefit analysis. A survey by Oracle also found

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SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications

Smaller businesses can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The £20 million SME

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Royal Mail to trial Sunday parcel deliveries

Royal Mail is to launch a Sunday parcel delivery service – but only for major retailers. A number of retail brands – including Amazon – will trial the new service

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NatWest faces criminal charges over alleged money laundering

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has begun criminal proceedings against NatWest Bank over what it sees as compliance failures with the money laundering regulations. The allegations date back to 2011,

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Janet Jack CEO Blog – One year on

The vaccine programme is now well underway and we are seeing restrictions beginning to ease but it’s incredible to think that it’s almost exactly a year since life completely changed

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Survey finds markets ‘optimistic for economic prospects’

For the first time since the pandemic struck a year ago UK markets are optimistic about the country’s future economic prospects. The RSM Financial Conditions Index, based on an aggregated

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Women’s progress at work knocked back

Progress for women in work could be back at 2017 levels by the end of the year as a result of the pandemic, according to analysis conducted for PwC’s Women

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