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Archive: August 2011

More help for riot-affected businesses in Manchester

Manchester City Council has launched a new scheme to help businesses in Manchester affected by the recent riots. The package includes temporary business rates reductions. Further help is available to small and medium-sized enterprises. This includes...

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25 Aug 11
Ashley Hayman

Relief for riot-affected businesses

The Government has announced a programme of business rates reductions to help businesses affected by the recent riots. More importantly, the deadline for claiming under the Riot (Damages) Act has been extended from 14 days to 42 days.

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14 Aug 11
Ashley Hayman

Tax on Swiss bank accounts? Ouch!

The UK has reached an agreement with Switzerland designed to prevent UK taxpayers illegally evading UK tax by hiding money in Swiss bank accounts. Either UK account holders must authorise full disclosure to the Revenue, or they must suffer a tax deduction imposed by the Swiss authorities on behalf of the UK.

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24 Aug 11
Ashley Hayman

Tax planning - have you considered different business structures?

A recurring tax planning question is whether a business should be operated as a sole trader or partnership, or through a limited company. Personal taxation levels are high with a theoretical effective tax and NIC rate of 69% for those earning 100...

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16 Aug 11
Colin Tice

Update on HMRC's Late Self Assessment Statements

On 26 July, we blogged that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) had failed to issue all of the July Self Assessment Statements of Account in time for the 31 July payment deadline. At the time, HMRC apologised and said that anyone who received a Statement...

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8 Aug 11
Lee Sharpe

Guest blog: The "less is more" principle

Over the many months we've been running Speakeasy at Cassons (Lancashire office), we've used the phrase 'less is more' many times (perhaps too many times!). So what do we mean by this, and how does it relate to presenting? Having been asked to mak...

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11 Aug 11
Andrew Thorp, Co-Founder of MojoLife

Sage 50 - changing the default views. PDF blog.

Experienced Sage 50 users may benefit from changing their current view to another option. Hannah shows you all 3 available views and explains how to change it. You can follow Hannah's video blog, or work through her pdf below!

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1 Aug 11
Hannah Large

Sage 50 - how to lose the "outside financial year" message. PDF blog

Irritated by the pesky message when you have just reached your financial year end? The warning message will continue until you have finished your year end reports – so Hannah shows you how to stop it NOW!!! Watch Hannah’s video blog by clicking th...

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9 Aug 11
Hannah Large

Sage 50 - how to lose the "outside financial year" message. VIDEO blog

Irritated by the pesky message when you have just reached your financial year end? The warning message will continue until you have finished your year end reports – so Hannah shows you how to stop it NOW!!! Watch Hannah’s video blog.

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7 Aug 11
Hannah Large