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Anyone who has traded in the restaurant industry will be familiar with the substantial and onerous overheads that need to be met in order to simply operate, and even more so in the current economic climate. 

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A PSA is an annual arrangement under which the employer enters into an agreement to bear tax and Class 1B Employers NIC on specific small, non-cash, items that HMRC deem to be taxable that you do not want to include on P11D and give the employee a liability to tax.

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Partner and Head of Tax at Smith Cooper, Jackie Hendley, based in our Birmingham office, has been appointed as a member of the rapidly expanding Sutton Chamber of Commerce committee.

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Smith Cooper Tax Tips

29 March 2018

As we approach the end of another tax year, now is the perfect opportunity to consider tax year end planning, whether you have made full use of the reliefs and exemptions available to you and what you should consider going into the new tax year.

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Heanor based motor vehicle parts and accessories company, Earlpart Ltd, has entered liquidation, following a voluntary winding up.

 

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As HMRC continue to target the middle market, we have seen them increasing their recoveries from middle market businesses, and this is in line with their expectation.

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With the May 2018 deadline quickly approaching, the pressure is on for businesses to ensure they are fully compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

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As part of a radical new licensing scheme, Private Landlords in Netherfield, Nottingham will be charged hundreds of pounds for rental properties, in a bid to improve living standards for tenants and reduce the number of vacant properties.

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A Derby based Law firm, Bemrose Legal LLP, entered Liquidation on 6 March 2018, appointing Dean Nelson to deal with the residual business and its assets.

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Spring Statement 2018

14 March 2018

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In a recent survey conducted by Smith Cooper Corporate Finance, it’s clear that sentiment regarding M&A activity remains robust - 68% of professionals and private shareholders expect activity to increase or remain unchanged in the next 3 months, showing promise for the M&A landscape despite uncertainties.

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HMRC collected £832m in extra tax through investigations into Inheritance Tax, charitable donations and trusts last year. This helps illustrate how HMRC is increasingly approaching non-compliance from all possible angles and, as a result, almost all taxpayers are at risk of inquiries from the taxman.

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HMRC have recently released the latest Advisory fuel rates that came into effect from 1 March 2018.

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With effect from 6th April 2018 there are significant changes to the legislation relating to the taxation of termination and redundancy payments. The changes specifically impact all payments made in lieu of notice (PILONs) and compensation payments for the loss of contractual benefits. 

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Amid recent scrutiny on employers and their pension duties, The Pensions Regulator are cracking down and conducting a swathe of investigations across the East Midlands to ensure employers are fully compliant.

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A Nuneaton gym has been placed into Liquidation, appointing Midlands based Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Smith Cooper to deal with the business and its assets.

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On February 13th, Smith Cooper attended the Royal Shrovetide Football in Ashbourne, where the Up'Ards and the Down'Ards battled it out over an arduous two days, resulting in a one-all draw. 

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Progressive Midlands based Accountancy and Business Advisory firm Smith Cooper has today announced two members of their Business Recovery and Insolvency department have attained their CPI qualification.

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At the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmer’s Dairy Tech 2018 event, farm minister George Eustice unveiled a £60m grant scheme to help farmers in England fund purchases of new equipment.
 

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