Category: News

Grant Fraud – Misappropriation and Misuse

February 2019

This article focuses on grant fraud where the benefactor is a legitimate organisation. There is a high risk a fraudster can pocket considerable sums when systems do not detect illegitimate spending. What is Grant Fraud? Fund providers are at risk...

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Brexit

February 2019

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 Businesses need to have contingency plans in place before 29 March 2019 and they will need to be sufficiently flexible to cope with a variety of possible unknowns. Our member firms...

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Making VAT Digital Update

February 2019

VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will have to keep digital VAT records and submit VAT returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software from April 2019. Deferral of Start Date for More Complex...

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The New SRA Accounts Rules

February 2019

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) proposals, under its ‘Looking to the Future’ reforms, include important changes to the Solicitors Accounts Rules (SAR). The date to apply these changes is likely to be April 2019. Inclusions The SRA had planned to...

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Insolvency Q&A

February 2019

What is Insolvency? A company or individual is deemed insolvent if they can’t pay their debts as and when they fall due. Inability to pay debts is defined broadly in the Insolvency Act as: Unable to pay debts as they...

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IR35 in the Transport and Logistics Sector

February 2019

As predicted the October 2018 Budget introduced the extension to the Intermediaries legislation – usually referred to as IR35 – which will come into force from April 2020 for “medium” and “large-sized” (definitions as yet unspecified) businesses in the private...

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Practical Implications of the Criminal Finances Act 2017

February 2019

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 made it possible to prosecute companies and partnerships for facilitating tax evasion. Practical Implications As a result, we are starting to see some practical implications. This includes: Transactions – purchasers are requiring evidence of CFA risk...

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Charity Governance

February 2019

One of the elements of the Governance Code is Leadership from the Trustees. Charity boards should consider the leadership they provide to their Charity and assess themselves against the Governance code to ensure they are preforming at the high level...

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2018/19 Manufacturing & Engineering Report

February 2019

Our 2018/19 MHA Manufacturing & Engineering Report is now available! Drawing on national and regional insight from over 200 clients and contacts, the findings of our recent survey identifies opportunities and concerns facing UK manufacturing and engineering businesses. UK SME manufacturers and...

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Entrepreneurs’ Relief Changes

February 2019

As part of the Budget 2018, the government announced proposed changes, tightening the qualifying conditions for Entrepreneurs’ Relief, and said this would affect no more than 1,000 people. As a result, it was expected that an individual would need to...

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