Physical and mental benefits of spending time outdoors

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Nice recent article in the Guardian suggesting we should all get outdoors regularly. For those that don’t know our back story, Green Accountancy was indeed founded to bring environmental matters to small businesses, which in turn was inspired by outdoor hobbies.

VAT in Construction Services

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From 1 October 2019 new VAT rules will require certain business to business supplies within the construction industry to have reverse charge VAT applied. This means the supplier will not charge VAT but instead the recipient of the supply will charge themselves VAT. This already happens in many business-to-business supplies of services from the UK […]

Charity CEO given seven-year director disqualification over collapse

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The boss of a leading charity has been given a seven-year director disqualification for causing it to collapse by entering into financial contracts that set unachievable targets. The charity provided drug and alcohol rehabilitation services to over 80,000 people across England and Scotland, including a number of prisoners. Between August 2015 and January 2016, the […]

Business disclosures on climate change lack clarity

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Nowadays, users of the financial statements want to see more on the financial implications of climate-related impacts on companies. In response to this, more and more businesses are including climate-related information in their financial disclosures, but are still failing to provide sufficient clarity for investors. Jon Williams, sustainability & climate change partner at PwC, believes […]

Case: Self Assessment Late Filing Penalties

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The appelant’s grounds of appeal were that she was unaware that she needed to file a tax return as she thought her boss would be doing this, and she understood from her contract that her employer would be doing her taxes. The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) found that neither the Return Summary printout nor a witness […]

57 Ways to Grow Your Business: 1 – The Four Basics

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Welcome to a new weekly tips section for growing your business! The ideas each week will ultimately revolve around four basic insights about growing a business. You can: Increase the number of customers Increase the number of times each one does business with you Increase the average value of each transaction Increase your own effectiveness […]

HMRC Investigation Tools

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HMRC is utilising its sophisticated AI tools alongside its £80m Connect database when investigating taxpayers. Connect collects data from numerous sources, including offshore taxpayer’s information, under the Common Reporting Standard. HMRC then cross-reference this against tax returns and other sources to flag up individuals and business for investigation.

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