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Special Budget Update

Special Budget Update

In the Chancellor’s second real Budget on 3 March 2021 he announced that he had to level with people about the state of the UK economy. Prior to Budget day there were fewer leaks than normal about possible tax changes. There were however announcements prior to Budget...

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IR35 News

IR35 News

Where large or medium-sized organisations are paying workers via personal service companies (PSC) or agencies they will need to operate new procedures from 6 April 2021. The new rules will apply to partnerships, LLPs and larger charities as well as limited companies....

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Delivering Effective Training, Remotely

Delivering Effective Training, Remotely

Providing training for your team when they are working remotely can be challenging. Delivering a training session to a room full of people can be difficult enough. Engaging with your audience remotely presents a whole new challenge.  The first thing to think about is...

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Get Ready For IR35

Get Ready For IR35

This time last year businesses were preparing for important changes to the rules where workers supply their services via their own personal service companies. The start date was then deferred from 6 April 2020 to 6 April 2021. The new rules are scheduled to apply to...

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Reinvigorate Your Business Development Efforts

Reinvigorate Your Business Development Efforts

Business Development (BD) is often misunderstood. Some might say that it’s all about relationships, another will say it’s all about sales and others will talk about marketing. They are all right, in a way. BD is the creation of long-term value for a firm, through...

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A Motivated Start to the Year

A Motivated Start to the Year

It can be challenging to get yourself motivated in the first couple of months of the year. Here are some practical ideas which may help.  Give Yourself Time It may sound counter-intuitive but waking up earlier can set you up for a more productive day.  Waking earlier...

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Brexit News

Brexit News

Government Guidance on Brexit The Government has updated its guidance on the new rules that apply to travel and doing business with Europe. Clearly there are problems with the administration just now and we will keep you up to date of any issues as they arise.  You...

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Key Business Trends in 2021

Key Business Trends in 2021

The challenges faced by businesses in 2020 have driven firms across the world to develop, adapt and innovate. Here are some of the key business trends to watch in 2021. Remote Working Technology Working from home is here to stay. Now that staff have adapted to remote...

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February Tax News

February Tax News

Pension Tax Relief Under The Spotlight? One area where the Chancellor could raise a substantial amount of tax would be to restrict higher rate tax relief on pension contributions.  There have been recent consultations with the pensions industry and it has been...

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Negotiating a New Office Lease

Negotiating a New Office Lease

In the current uncertain economic climate, signing up to a new office lease can be a tricky business.  One thing is certain at the moment and that is uncertainty. How much office space will you need in 3 to 5 years time? Well, that depends on whether people will want...

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Make a Claim If You Are Working From Home

Make a Claim If You Are Working From Home

With more of us working from home, we have some good news to share! HMRC has said that employees can now make a claim for tax relief to cover some of their costs while they are working from home. The previous rule for employees was that there had to be a home working...

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Latest Coronavirus News

Latest Coronavirus News

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme) – This has been extended and grants will be increased to 80% of usual pay, with employers paying national insurance and pension contributions. If you require assistance with...

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January Tax News

January Tax News

New Year Resolutions to Save Tax  At this time of year we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April. An obvious tax planning point would be to maximise your ISA allowances...

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Is your business ready for Brexit?

Is your business ready for Brexit?

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The transition period ends on 31 December 2020. Is your business ready for Brexit? The Covid-19 pandemic has dominated the news headlines this year but Brexit is still progressing. During the transition period, the UK...

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Still Considering an Electric Company Car?

Still Considering an Electric Company Car?

There is currently a zero P11d benefit for the drivers of electric cars in 2020/21. The legislation for this change is included in Finance Act 2020 which also states that the benefit will be 1% of list price in 2021/22 and then 2% in 2022/23. The zero taxable benefit...

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HMRC Dispute

HMRC Dispute

-We were contacted by another firm of Accountants who had a Trust client in dispute with HMRC regarding its outstanding tax liabilities. Trusts can be quite involved and the relevant tax laws very complicated. At C I Accountancy, the principle, Gary Killmister, is a...

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Oil and Gas Consultant

Oil and Gas Consultant

-A local oil and gas consultant approached us about setting up a new business having recently been made redundant after many years in the industry. He explained that he had never been self-employed before and did not know how to set up a business. At C I Accountancy...

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Transport and Logistics

Transport and Logistics

- We were approached by a local Company involved in transport and logistics. The Company had undergone a period of expansion and decided they needed help with their bookkeeping and accountancy requirements. They did not feel they were ready to employ a full time...

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