UK government announces plans to increase company size thresholds from October 2024
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by Melanie Richardson
1w ago
In May 2023, the Department for Business and Trade issued a call for evidence to gather views on the UK’s framework for non-financial reporting. Part of the call for evidence centred around reporting thresholds, both company size and company type. The number of categories a company can fall into has increased steadily over time and it has become a complicated aspect of the non financial reporting framework to navigate. The UK government has announced plans to lay legislation before Parliament this summer to increase by 50%, the monetary thresholds that determine company size, with an intended ..read more
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Help to see if your work qualifies as Research and Development for tax purposes
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by Melanie Richardson
1w ago
HMRC has updated documents to help companies understand if their work qualifies as Research and Development. To skip the summary and head straight to the documents click on the link below https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/help-to-see-if-your-work-qualifies-as-research-and-development-for-tax-purposes-gfc3 Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs were introduced in a bid to support UK companies working on innovative projects in science and technology. Before submitting a claim, you will need to consider if your activity will be eligible for R&D tax reliefs. According to HMR ..read more
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May downloadable guides
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by Melanie Richardson
3w ago
Please see below for your downloadable guides: Download link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Swindells-accounting-update-May-2024.pdf Download Link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Debt-Management.pdf Download Link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Tax-deadlines-and-penalties.pdf The post May downloadable guides appeared first on Swindells Chartered Accountants Sussex ..read more
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The HMRC app
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by Melanie Richardson
1M ago
In recent months, HMRC has been under pressure to reduce wait times on their phone lines and the new HMRC app is hoped to start to relieve the pressure on the phones. Here is a quick summary of what you can achieve with the new app and how to download it. What the app does The HMRC app is designed to be a quick and easy way to get information about your tax, national insurance, tax credits and benefits. You can use it to check: your tax code your National Insurance number your income and benefits your employment and income history from the previous 5 years how much you will receive in tax ..read more
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Charities Act 2022 – changes that came into force on 7 March 2024
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by Melanie Richardson
1M ago
Changes to the Charities Act 2022 came into force in March 2024. Below is a summary of the key changes but if you’d like to skip directly to the detail here is the link to follow: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charities-act-2022-guidance-for-charities#changes-that-came-into-force-on-7-march-2024 Making changes to governing documents The new statutory power that trusts and unincorporated associations can use to make changes to their governing document is now in force. If using this power, charities will need to get the Commission’s authority to make certain ‘regulated alterations’ in the same wa ..read more
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April downloadable guides
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by Melanie Richardson
1M ago
Please see below for your April downloadable guides: Download link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Managing-Cashflow-Tips-for-small-businesses.pdf Download Link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Personal-tax-planning-202425.pdf Download Link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Swindells-accounting-and-tax-update-april-24.pdf The post April downloadable guides appeared first on Swindells Chartered Accountants Sussex ..read more
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Swindells and Mercia training platform
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by Melanie Richardson
2M ago
We are proud to offer our clients a new training platform in partnership with the Mercia Group. Mercia provides online training for employees relevant across all sectors and through your connection to Swindells, you can access their online courses at a reduced fee as well! Popular topics include: Accounting and auditing Taxation Cyber security Skills, management & leadership Effective communication And many more All you have to do is: Browse the Mercia course brochure by clicking on the brochure below or using this link (online courses are on pages 24-49): https://www.mercia-group.com/m ..read more
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Spring Statement 2024: What has been announced?
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by Melanie Richardson
2M ago
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced his Spring Statement in a rather raucous speech at the House of Commons stating: ‘At the beginning of 2023 the Prime Minister set out five priorities, three of which were economic; to halve inflation, grow the economy and get debt falling. At Spring Budget the government is delivering on these priorities; inflation has fallen, growth has been more resilient than expected and debt is forecast to fall.’ The OBR forecasts that inflation figures currently show 4% and falling below the 2% target in two months’ time. Key points summary: From 6 April 20 ..read more
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Top business and finance books you need to read…
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by Melanie Richardson
3M ago
There are thousands, probably millions of business books out there.  It’s hard to know what’s worth the time to sit down and read. Here are some of the tried and tested books that we’d recommend for business and finance upskilling…whether you’re an old hand or just starting out there’s always a fresh new perspective to be had. Shoe Dog - A memoir by the creator of Nike In 1962 fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission; import high quality, low cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his c ..read more
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March downloadable guides
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by Melanie Richardson
3M ago
Please see below for your March downloadable guides: Download link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2024/03/Swindells-Accounting-Update.pdf Download Link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2024/03/Hiow-to-improve-your-financial-health.pdf Download Link: https://www.swindellsaccounting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2024/03/Mastering-business-expenses.pdf The post March downloadable guides appeared first on Swindells Chartered Accountants Sussex ..read more
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