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2018 Mayors Business Awards

2018 Mayors Business Awards

The West Norfolk Business Awards proved a great success on Friday night with the best in innovation, entrepeneurship and enterprise in the borough being recognised in a gala awards dinner.

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February 2018 Newsletter

In this issue we look at the latest rates and allowances, when the class 2 NIC will be abolished, termination payments for employees, changes to dividend taxation, mileage expenses for landlords, dis-incorporation relief, the taxation of company cars and the latest news on Making Tax Digital.

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HMRC issue new advisory rate rates wef 1/12/17

HMRC issue new advisory rate rates wef 1/12/17

These rates apply from 1 December 2017. You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply.

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Autumn Budget 2017

In common with most recent Budget speeches, Mr Hammond addressed the House for almost exactly an hour. In other respects it was unusual: there was very little in the speech about tax, and almost nothing about raising it. He listed spending promises and tax giveaways, such as the headline relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax for first-time buyers, but it was hard to detect anything that would pay for it all. That, of course, is hidden in the mass of documentation that is released on the Government’s website the moment the Chancellor sits down. This booklet explains the main tax changes that were announced and outlines their impact on taxpayers

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Budget 2017 November

Key points from the latest budget

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October 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

In this issue we look at the current dividend regime, how to treat termination payments, we explain PAYE settlement agreements, we discuss the Cash basis for landlords, we deal with the VAT Flat Rate Scheme and clarify company car benefit changes.

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May 2017 Newsletter

In this issue we look at the updated personal allowances for 17/18, tax rates (including corporation tax), capital gains tax rates and allowances, making tax digital and other recent announcements

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Workplace Pensions

Workplace Pensions

The law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK has a duty to put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called 'Automatic Enrolment'. Latest indications show that nearly half a million small businesses will need to arrange their pension scheme this year!

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New Dividend Allowance

The new dividend tax regime comes into force from 6 April 2016. From that date, the tax credit attaching to dividends is abolished.

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Making Tax Digital - New Online Accounting Reporting Requirements From HMRC

Under the Government’s Making Tax Digital strategy, most businesses will be required to keep track of their tax affairs digitally...

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