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As our regular readers will be aware, the government has back-tracked on their original proposal to digitise taxpayers’ affairs. The original Making Tax Digital (MTD) plan to have most self-employed traders and landlords uploading accounts and VAT data from April 2018 was scrapped. The new plan – delayed until April 2019 – requires traders registered for […]

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The European Commission has warned that some 130,000 companies could be affected by the UK leaving the EU’s value added tax area. The commission issued a notice earlier this month advising that with no agreement on tariffs, the UK will be treated as any other non-EU trading nation post Brexit. What does this mean? UK […]

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A company, Casio Services Ltd (CSL), had been registered with Companies House since June 2016, and after that confirmation by Companies House the directors would no doubt have felt that they could trade with the registered company name with no restriction. Unfortunately, Casio Electronics Co Limited (CECL) – a previously registered business – disagreed. CECL […]

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Let us hope that 2018 presents opportunities to build our business interests and improve the financial position of our families. Certainly, there were many changes last year, not least the ongoing implications of the Brexit vote, that have proved to be challenging (and not only for the politicians). A reminder, as we look forward to […]

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In the past, the directors of larger organisations have been able to avoid personal responsibility for the tax evasion acts of their employees and other associates if they can plead ignorance of the act. This “turning a blind eye” excuse has irritated legislators, as individuals face prosecutions but the companies that they worked for did not. […]

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The GDPR is the new data protection regulation that becomes a legal obligation from 25 May 2018. Every business will have its own specific challenges regarding implementation of changes to internal systems to ensure compliance with the GDPR. Theory is fine, but business owners will no doubt want clear advice. What needs to be done […]

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