The government has issued some ‘no deal’ Brexit technical notices, with the aim of helping both businesses and individuals to prepare in the event of a UK-EU agreement not being realised. The government has published the first 25 notices. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was keen to emphasise that reaching a deal remains the ‘overriding priority’. However, until a Withdrawal Agre ...

Ward Williams held a family afternoon event at our local cricket club last weekend where staff were invited, along with their nearest and dearest for an afternoon of food, fun, drinks and games.   We were able to catch up with colleagues who are based across several different offices and spend much time out at various sites and had a great time playing a company game of round ...

HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This guidance for employers, and their agents, includes articles on: Reporting your payroll information accurately and on time   Irregular payments and completion of Full Payment Submissions Starter Declaration on a Full Payment Submission (FPS) PAYE Settlement Agreements and Scottish Income Tax National Liv ...

HMRC is working with more than 150 software suppliers who have said they will provide software for Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) in time for April 2019. From 1 April 2019, businesses will be mandated to use the MTDfB system to meet their VAT obligations under MTDfV. Only businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will be required to use ...

In the summer the BBC featured five episodes of Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats in their daytime schedule. The programmes featured examples of fraudsters either purporting to be a charity or charity insiders and how they committed their frauds. The programmes alsofeatured some ‘good news’ stories about the sector. The timing was again very pertinent given the environment and ...

According to the latest statistics 121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 following the introduction of a relief for first-time buyers under the Stamp Duty Land Tax rules which apply in England and Northern Ireland. Over the next five years, it is estimated that this relief, part of the UK government’s housing policy will help over 1 million people getting ...