1. General Data Protection Regulation

    • 06 Feb 2018
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    If your business is based in the European Union (EU) or you have customers or contacts in the EU, then you have probably heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by now. For those […]

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  2. Christmas Opening Hours

    • 07 Dec 2017
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    Our offices close on Friday 22 December 2017 at 12.00pm and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018. We wish you all a Merry Christmas.

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  3. Autumn 2017 Budget

    • 22 Nov 2017
    • By David Harper

    The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his budget today (22 November 2017). The main announcements are as follows: From today stamp duty is to be abolished for first time buyers purchasing a home valued at under […]

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  4. Farming Grant Scheme

    A new grant scheme has been announced by DEFRA to assist with improving efficiency within farming practices, details can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/658195/Improving_Farm_Productivity_handbook_v2.pdf If you require assistance with planning your new project please speak to […]

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  5. End of Tax Payments at the Post Office

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • By David Harper

    From 15 December 2017 the Post Office will no longer be able to accept payments to HM Revenue and Customs. HM Revenue and Customs are encouraging all payments to be made electronically as this is […]

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  6. HMRC Launches Simple Assessments

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • By David Harper

    HMRC have introduced Simple Assessments which will replace the requirement to complete a Self Assessment tax return for some individuals. These new assessments are aimed at reducing the number of individuals with simple tax affairs […]

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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