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More tax changes for non-resident UK property owners

19/02/2019

Non-resident individuals and non-resident companies and their shareholders face a raft of new changes that will bring nearly all UK property – whether residential or commercial, held personally or indirectly, such as via limited company…

Is it time to review your charity’s reserves policy?

05/02/2019

As public scrutiny increases, charities need to consider if their reserves levels are still appropriate. Many charities could be judged to hoard financial reserves to protect their long-term existence. In doing this, they fail to…

Further increase to auto enrolment minimum contributions

04/02/2019

A second increase to auto enrolment (AE) minimum contributions will come into effect on 6th April 2019. Employers will need to be ready for the increase and notify staff of the changes. Our article in…

Customer tipping survey – the results

04/02/2019

In 2018 the Prime Minister announced an intention to introduce new measures to ensure restaurant staff received all tips from customers. To provide clarity on the thoughts of those who pay tips and service charges,…

Payment solutions – get your cashflow flowing

01/02/2019

Businesses that offer an online payment option on their invoices get paid 50% faster than those who don’t. In the UK, businesses that offer an online payment option get paid around 20 days or 2-3…

Good practice principles – tips, service charges and troncs

09/01/2019

This guide is written for businesses in the hospitality sector whose customers choose to make payments of tips, gratuities and discretionary service charges. It is also intended to be an explanation of best practice for…

Over 600 businesses caught out by minimum wage rules

07/01/2019

  National Minimum Wage (NMW) enforcement activity has reached new levels. During 2018, NMW was the second highest cause of HMRC compliance investigations, resulting in hundreds of businesses facing lengthy and costly reviews, fines, and…

National Minimum Wage – are you sure you are compliant?

07/01/2019

  National Minimum Wage (NMW) enforcement activity by HM Revenue & Customs has reached new levels. During 2018, only offshore tax avoidance enquiries exceeded those into NMW compliance, resulting in many businesses facing lengthy and…

Hospitality update – Christmas 2018

19/12/2018

Whilst you would be forgiven for thinking that Government has fallen into paralysis on everything apart from Brexit, the last few days have seen a raft of announcements regarding the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and…

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