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Don’t forget to claim tax relief on your annual Christmas party - 1 December 2017

Accountants are reminding employers that they are able to claim tax relief on their annual Christmas party – providing they don’t overspend on the sparkling wine.

HMRC reminds taxpayers of looming self-assessment deadline - 30 November 2017

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued an official reminder to self-assessment taxpayers, warning them not to miss the 31 January 2018 tax return deadline.

Can Government tax breaks help stifle soaring property taxes? - 29 November 2017

The UK is levied more on property as a percentage of GDP than anywhere else in the world, according to a new report.

SMEs are failing to embrace the internet - 28 November 2017

New research suggests that Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not taking full advantage of the sales, growth and networking opportunities offered by the internet.

Watson Buckle, Bradford’s first QuickBooks Platinum Partner - 27 November 2017

Watson Buckle is Bradford’s first QuickBooks Platinum Partner. The firm has received the prestigious accreditation as a result of its expertise in supporting clients with the transition to cloud accounting and payroll solutions. Leading software provider QuickBooks offers a series

Admin takes up 120 days every year for UK small businesses - 27 November 2017

Research published in September has found that 5.6 per cent of working time at small businesses in the UK is spent on back-office and admin tasks. This time could be worth as much as £33 billion a year. According to

UK businesses wasting thousands on unwanted workplace perks, says study - 27 November 2017

Is your company making the most out of employee benefits? Because according to a new UK study, a large majority of work perks aren’t appreciated nor wanted by employees. Sage People, which published the research, spoke to some 3,500 workers

Figures suggest firms are not making the most of apprenticeship vouchers - 27 November 2017

Almost half of businesses paying the apprenticeship levy are writing their payments off as tax, according to new figures – amid concerns that firms are not reaping the advantages of extra training. The Department for Education (DfE) revealed that just

New efforts to crack down on scam HMRC text messages - 27 November 2017

In recent weeks, mobile phone operators have begun trialling new software and filters in hopes of eliminating the growing problem of scam text messages purporting to be from legitimate financial institutions such as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Apprenticeships fall sharply following levy introduction - 24 November 2017

The number of apprenticeships in the UK has fallen since the introduction of the Government’s controversial Apprenticeship Levy, a report has revealed.