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Customs declaration deadline

Businesses need to submit all export declarations through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) by 4 June. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today that businesses exporting goods have less than a month to switch to the CDS. From 4 June this year, the CDS will replace the Customs Handling Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system for all trade declarations. The CDS, a more user-friendly and...

New Companies House powers

The recently introduced Economic Crime and Transparency Act has gifted Companies House a range of new powers aimed at reducing exploitation by corporate entities to pursue illegal enterprise.   New Reforms Introduced by the Economic Crime and Transparency Act The aim of the new reforms are: We are introducing identity verification. All new and existing registered company directors, People...

Business rates relief in England

Most commercial properties, such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses, and factories, pay a tax known as business rates. These non-domestic premises contribute to the funding of local services like the police, fire, and rescue services through these business rates. To calculate business rates, one typically multiplies the rateable value of the commercial premises by the business rates multiplier....

Reporting expenses and benefits to HMRC

The deadline for submitting the 2023-24 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 July 2024. These forms can be submitted...

Tax credits reminder

We would like to remind our readers that HMRC is currently sending the annual tax credit renewal packs to 730,000...

Changes to Companies House Fees

There have been a number of significant changes in Companies House fees. These changes took effect on 1 May 2024....

Childcare funding for under 9-month-olds

In a recent press release the Department for Education confirmed that parents of children from 9 months old can now...

Universal Credit changes

Universal Credit claimants working less than half of a full-time week will have to look to increase their hours but...

by Andrew Stanton

HMRC cautions against VAT bank details fraud

HMRC warns of fraudulent use of Form VAT 484 to access VAT repayments. Businesses should verify their bank details and...

by Sam Baldwin

Increasing business value with ESG

Integrating ESG practices into your business model can unlock a wide variety of benefits including reducing costs and growing your...

by Sam Baldwin

What do your core values actually mean?

Here are a few quick tips to help you discover your core values and fine tune your value statement to...

Deferring National Insurance payments

Employees with more than one job may be able to defer or delay paying Class 1 National Insurance in certain...
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