Making Tax Digital (MTD) – VAT update

HMRC published a new notice (700/22) in July with more detail on Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV).   The notice confirms that MTDfV will apply to all businesses for the first VAT period starting on or after 1 April 2019 where their turnover was in excess of the registration limit (currently £85,000) in the Read more about Making Tax Digital (MTD) – VAT update[…]

Scam emails claiming to be from Companies House

Some customers have received fraudulent emails claiming to be from Companies House.  An example of an email is below: The email is sent from: “noreply@cpgov.uk” with the following message: These emails are not from Companies House If you receive any emails from this sender or an email like this, forward them straight on to phishing@companieshouse.gov.uk as soon as Read more about Scam emails claiming to be from Companies House[…]

UK’s ‘first ever’ successful prosecution for false company information

Kevin Brewer pleaded guilty to breaking section 1112 of the Companies Act 2006, which sets out the criminal offence of providing false information on the company register. He was fined £1,602 and ordered to pay costs of £10,462.50 and a Victim Surcharge of £160. The Story Kevin Brewer, a businessman, incorporated John Vincent Cable Services Read more about UK’s ‘first ever’ successful prosecution for false company information[…]

National Minimum Wage and Live In Wage rates from 1 April 2018

The National Live in wage is set to rise in April 2018 and will replace some of The National Minimum Wage rates per hour depending on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it. New rates, which come into effect from 1 April 2018. Read more about National Minimum Wage and Live In Wage rates from 1 April 2018[…]

As a director, what should I pay myself in 2018/19?

Such a simply question, you would think, however it produces a complicated answer. For this calculation, we have assumed the following: The director wants to preserves their entitlement to state benefits, and The director wants a salary which saves the most tax and national insurance. First of all let us look at preserving your entitlement Read more about As a director, what should I pay myself in 2018/19?[…]

Important information about changes to paying HMRC

At the Post Office You won’t be able to pay at the Post Office from 15 December 2017. You will need to choose a different way of making payments to them. By credit card From 13 January 2018, HMRC will no longer accept payment by personal credit card. Debit cards and corporate credit cards will Read more about Important information about changes to paying HMRC[…]

Construction Industry Scheme – subcontractor verifications

What is changing? In February 2016, HMRC told us about some improvements they were going to make to the construction Industry Scheme (CIS) online verification service. During their technical consultation exercise in December 2015, they also told us that their proposal was for verifications to become mandatory, and that from April 2017, contractors must use Read more about Construction Industry Scheme – subcontractor verifications[…]