“No delay” in Rates Relief Scheme

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The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has given assurance regarding the new discretionary business rates relief scheme n that it will not be delayed by the forthcoming general election. The £300 million relief scheme is designed to help businesses adversely affected by the recent revaluation of commercial properties. …

Making Tax Digital shelved

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) shelved! The Treasury has removed 72 of the 136 clauses from the Finance Bill so that they could get it through Parliament before it is dissolved ahead of the General Election. Amongst the key proposals that have been shelved are plans to ‘Make Tax Digital’ by forcing …

New tax forum for start-ups

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An online forum for start ups and small business owners has been launched by HMRC. The Small Business Forum is divided into three categories: starting your business, growing your business and managing your business. Registered forum users can post questions about filing tax returns, paying tax and using HMRC’s digital …

HMRC launches Making Tax Digital pilot

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HMRC has said that it will invite a number of businesses and agents to sign up for their trial of reporting income and expenses online. Those companies chosen will be using accounting software to record their business income and expenses; sending summary reports of their income and expenses direct from their digital …

Have your business voices heard

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Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) is urging all firms to have their say in its Quarterly Economic Survey, whether or not they are chamber members. Results from the survey are used to lobby government through the British Chambers of Commerce. They are also fed back to local councils, MPs and …

Reforming the business rates appeal process

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The news recently has been full of unfortunate cases illustrating the consequenses of the up and coming business rates review in April this year. Simon Jack, business editor at the BBC says: “Although many businesses are expecting small falls in business rates in April, around a third are expecting very sharp …

Don’t be like Goeff

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Thousands of people have lost their life savings after falling for a pension scam Don’t be next Scammers are after your pension pot. They know you can now access your savings in new ways and will try to lure you with promises of upfront cash and one-off ‘deals’ with guaranteed …