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Mental health episode is a “reasonable excuse” for late tax return, says HMRC

Taxpayers suffering from mental health conditions are likely to be given greater consideration should they file a late tax return, according to a leading tax authority. The Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) said HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has a

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Watson Buckle – Helping businesses to fully realise their growth aspirations

We understand that your business is your life, which is why we take a special interest in each and every one of our clients, helping them to achieve their unique growth objectives. In recent years, one of our clients, Greys

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‘New employers’ must have a pension plan in place by 1 February 2018

Employers who first set up their business between 1 July 2017 and 30 September 2017 are being reminded that they must have automatically enrolled their employees into a workplace pension scheme before 1 February 2018.

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Study suggests money laundering poses sizeable threat to solicitors

A recent regulatory report suggests that solicitors and law firms have “an important role to play” in identifying money laundering, and in attempting to dispel what is quickly becoming one of the greatest threats to the legal profession. The Solicitors

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Warnings regarding impact of transparency proposals on legal sector

The Law Society has warned law firms that plans to publish prices on websites could turn the consumer focus to rock-bottom fees rather than a secure service. Late last year, the Legal Services Board (LSB) gave the Competition and Markets

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Law firms ‘not always on the same page’ as clients, report finds

Solicitors are not always on the same page as clients when it comes to measuring success and delivering effective client service, a new study has revealed. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which published the research, found that in 64 per

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Small businesses admit to being late payers

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not quite the punctual payers they think they are, according to a new study, with 69 per cent of finance managers admitting to being “frequent late payers”.

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Taxpayers urged to look out for ‘Government Gateway’ email scam

A new type of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) email scam has been circulating ahead of next week’s self-assessment tax return deadline.

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Bradford businesses benefit from cyber security seminar hosted by forward-thinking accountancy firm

Forward-thinking West Yorkshire accountancy firm Watson Buckle recently hosted a cyber security seminar presented by members of staff from Barclays Bank in Bradford.

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Third of taxpayers yet to complete Self Assessment with just one week to go

Almost a third of tax returns are outstanding with just a week to go before the January Self Assessment deadline, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

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