1. Career Opportunities

    Applications are invited for the following positions in our office in Cockermouth. Chartered Accountant / Certified Accountant Recently qualified the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering services for a diverse portfolio of corporate clients, […]

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  2. Important Making Tax Digital Update

    • 13 Jul 2017
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    Three million of the smallest businesses and landlords will be able to move to the new digital system for keeping tax records at a pace that is right for them, Ministers announced today as they […]

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  3. Be Vigilant of Internet Fraud

    • 27 Apr 2017
    • By David Harper

    One of our clients has received the email shown below today, it has reminded us of the constant need to be wary of the increasing use of electronic fraud.  There are a few obvious mistakes […]

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  4. Main Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB)

    From 6 April 2017 your main residence starts to attract relief from Inheritance Tax. The relief applies to a home that you own outright or your share of your home, that you pass to your […]

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  5. Making Tax Digital – Update

    • 02 Mar 2017
    • By David Harper

    In an earlier blog I discussed the launch of HM Revenue & Custom’s consultation documents on their Making Tax Digital (MTD) proposals.  Broadly speaking HM Revenue & Customs are committed to moving the UK tax […]

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  6. Changes to Flat Rate VAT Scheme

    • 01 Feb 2017
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    To join this scheme, businesses need to have turnover excluding VAT of under £150,000. VAT payable to HMRC is based on a fixed percentage of turnover including VAT. The percentage rates vary for different business […]

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  7. Can My Personal Service Company (PSC) Pay For My Childcare Costs?

    • 18 Jan 2017
    • By David O’Donnell

    The simple answer is ‘Yes’. However, in order to do so tax efficiency requires some consideration including a detailed analysis of your individual circumstances. At present there are two options available to officers of PSCs […]

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  8. HMRC Issues Updated Guidance On Genuine HMRC Contact and Recognising Phishing Emails

    On 21 December 2016 HMRC issued updated guidance on recognising genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails. The full guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/genuine-hmrc-contact-and-recognising-phishing-emails/genuine-hmrc-contact-and-recognising-phishing-emails Please note that Emails from HMRC will never: notify you […]

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  9. Christmas Opening Hours

    • 14 Dec 2016
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    Our offices close on Friday 23rd December 2016 at 12.00 pm and reopen Tuesday 3rd January 2017

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  10. Uber Loses Right to Classify UK drivers as Self-Employed – How Does This Affect IR35 and the Self-Employed?

    • 15 Nov 2016
    • By David O’Donnell

    Uber is now a well-known multi-national business worth an estimated £50bn but that did not stop an employment tribunal ruling against them last Friday. The landmark ruling could see the company having to treat their […]

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