To charge or not to charge? The VAT conundrum.

HMRC is looking closely at the VAT charged in certain industries, writes Emma Woods. And it could lead to significant VAT cost, including penalties. For many businesses providing services, the rules around charging VAT are pretty straightforward. If you’re unsure read more >

Top ten questions for charitable trustees

  Charity fundraising has been under a great deal of scrutiny in recent times, particularly in the light of the high-profile case of Olive Cooke – an elderly lady who committed suicide after receiving countless letters and phone calls from read more >

HOW TO AVOID A POST-PARTY HANGOVER

Paul Burton looks at the tax implications of the summer or Christmas bash you hold at your workplace. If you’re looking ahead to the summer and planning a party for your employees, it’s worth bearing in mind the potential tax read more >

Ministers confirm a new timetable for Making Tax Digital

“Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General said: Businesses agree that digitising the tax system is the right direction of travel. However, many have been worried about the scope and pace of reforms. We have listened very read more >

AISMA Doctor Newsline – Summer 2017

Please click here for the Summer 2017 edition of AISMA Doctor Newsline, the newsletter for GPs and practice managers published by our membership organisation, the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants GP practices need to start gearing up to new read more >

Companies House Bogus Emails

We are becoming aware that an increasing number of clients are receiving bogus emails claiming to be from Companies House. If the email contains a link that doesn’t contain ‘.gov.uk’ within the address, it’s not a Companies House page and read more >

Adding new power to your cloud accounting solution

Accounting in the cloud has become more and more commonplace. But few people know just how much extra functionality you can build into a cloud based accounting package, argues Emma Woods. In the past few years, there’s been a significant read more >

Are your pension savings tax efficient?

Mark Sheen looks at changes to the Annual Allowance. As you may be aware, there is a maximum amount that can be saved tax-efficiently for retirement each year. This is known as the Annual Allowance and it governs all pension savings, read more >

Making your NHS pension really work for you

PAUL BURTON of accountancy firm Barlow Andrews looks at the rules surrounding tax relief on pensions for health service workers and answers some common questions. If you’re working in the NHS and contributing to a pension scheme, the government helps read more >

A health check on your approach to locum staff

Who is responsible for deciding on IR35 status in the NHS? And what are the implications of the rules introduced in April 2017?  PAUL BURTON of Barlow Andrews explains. IR35 has always been a thorny and complex issue and it’s read more >