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March 1, 2024
Update expected to the Code of Practice on requests for flexible working
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has released a final draft of a new Code of Practice on requests for flexible working. The draft Code received consultation in 2023 and is now awaiting parliamentary approval. If it is approved, then the new Code is expected to come into force in April 2024.
February 28, 2024
Companies House fees to increase from 1 May 2024
Companies House have reviewed the fees they charge and have released details of the new charges that will apply from 1 May 2024.
February 26, 2024
Exploring tax implications: Limited company vs Sole Trader
When starting a business, or indeed as an established business, choosing the most suitable legal structure for your business is an important thing to consider. Two popular options are operating as a sole trader or forming a limited company. Each of these options comes with its own set of pros and cons, especially when it comes to tax.
February 23, 2024
What’s your policy on scanning QR codes?
Since the COVID lockdowns, QR codes have become increasingly commonplace as a quick way to direct people to websites, to log into online video services on smart TVs and TV boxes, or to order or pay for goods and services.
February 22, 2024
HMRC warns about an increase in tax refund scams
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are warning that fraudsters could focus on Self Assessment taxpayers.
February 19, 2024
Inflation stays flat
Official figures were released last week showing that inflation remains at 4% in the year to January.
February 16, 2024
Unlocking efficiency and growth: The benefits of cloud accounting
In business, staying ahead of, or at least up with, the curve is crucial for success. Over recent years, one of the revolutionary tools that has transformed the way businesses manage their finances is cloud accounting. Cloud accounting offers many benefits over traditional, on-premise accounting systems. Let’s discuss some of them.
February 14, 2024
Guidance for small businesses using online services
The National Cyber Security Centre have issued some new guidance on “Using online services safely.”
February 12, 2024
How to recognise tax scam phone calls, emails and text messages
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently published updated their guidance on how to identify tax scams made by phone, email, or text.
February 9, 2024
No final decision yet on a digital pound
The Bank of England and HM Treasury have published their response to a consultation on a digital pound that was started in February 2023.