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Bethany Scott
14th December 2022 Our Christmas opening hours

As we head into the festive period, we would like to share our Christmas closing and New Year re-opening times with you all for each of our offices:   Bury St. Edmunds Closed from 5.30pm on Friday 23rd December 2022 Re-opens at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.   Mildenhall Closed from 5.30pm on Friday…

Paul Jefferson
1st January 2023 1-Jan-23: New VAT penalties system

A new penalty regime came into effect for VAT periods starting on or after 1 January 2023. The changes will impact the charges for missing VAT filing and payment deadlines and will be replacing the current VAT default surcharge system. These changes place continued importance on being up to date with your VAT returns, aware…

Richard Alecock
8th March 2022 MTD: Are you prepared?

The next stages of the MTD roll-out, which will affect self-employed traders and landlords with annual income over £10k, is scheduled for 6 April 2024.   Below is Whitings MTD Group’s sixth issue edition of our Making Tax Digital newsletter and what could be the most revolutionary stage of Making Tax Digital – MTD for…

Whitings LLP
10th December 2022 Christmas ‘gifts’ from the taxman

Businesses may be hoping they can hold their annual Christmas parties this month. Providing the event is annual, open to all employees and the total cost, including VAT, is less than £150 per person (including non employee guest attendees), this will be a non-taxable benefit in kind (ie free of PAYE tax and National Insurance…

Ben Kilby
24th September 2021 Covid Support: End to most measures

When COVID directly impacted upon the UK in Spring 2020, the Government introduced a range of measures specifically targeted to help SME businesses survive the expected period of financial strain. Such businesses should now be planning ahead for when this support is gradually withdrawn: 21-Jun-21 Deadline for arranging with HMRC when to repay COVID related…

Ian Piper
8th December 2020 BREXIT: Is your SME ready?

As 1-Jan-21 draws ever nearer what changes should your SME business prepare to adopt ready for Brexit: Exporting Goods to the EU  Despatches are renamed exports. Apply for an EORI number (which will look something like: GB123456789123). Check whether what you sell is a restricted good that requires an export licence. Check whether there are…

Harriet Sim
23rd February 2024 2022/23 Self Assessment Unpaid Tax: Pay before 2 March 2024

If you owed Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax via Self Assessment for the 2022/23 tax year, this should have been paid by 31 January 2024. Interest will be accruing on any unpaid tax at a staggering rate of 7.75%.     If you cannot pay your Self Assessment tax bill and need help, you…

Maddie Milner
22nd February 2024 Companies House fees increasing

From 1st May 2024, Companies House fees are increasing. These increases are following the announcement of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency (ECCT) Bill, which is giving Companies House greater powers in verifying the accuracy of information and tackling economic crime.   Some of the main rises in costs are as follows:   New fee…

Louise Bassett
21st February 2024 How is the government supporting farmers?

Let’s ask the question, ‘How is the government supporting farmers?’   DEFRA shared a press release from the Prime Minister yesterday, citing his and his party’s commitment to farmers and rural communities.   We already know that Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) and Countryside Stewardship payments are being increased across the board by approximately 10%, but…

Shamus Chaplin
20th February 2024 Update on Double-Cab Pick-Ups: HMRC are reversing

Update on Double-Cab Pick-Ups   On the 12th February 2024, HMRC announced that their interpretation of the legislation had changed regarding the favourable tax treatment of pick-up trucks from 1st July 2024. However, after consulting farmers, construction workers and other industry professionals they have now reversed their decision!     Current Position HMRC interprets the…

Ian Piper
19th February 2024 SME Ely Business Awards 2024: 1 Week Left To Enter!

There is just one week remaining to enter the SME Ely Business Awards for 2024!   Celebrate your business’ achievements and be in with a chance of winning by entering today. Entries close on Thursday 26th February 2024 at 3pm. Find Out More Click here to find out more about the SME Ely Business Awards…

Maddie Milner
16th February 2024 Companies House changes from 4th March 2024

,Find out more about the upcoming Companies House changes from 4th March 2024 here.     Registered email addresses One of the main changes from the 4th March 2024 are Companies House require all companies to provide a registered email address which will be collected within your companies next Confirmation Statement.   New companies will…