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Employers should be mindful of 29 February 2020


2020 is a leap year, which means there is an additional day in February – the 29th. For many, this will have absolutely no impact on their pay, but employers are being urged to exercise…

WMT advises on the sale of City Cruises Plc to Hornblower


WMT’s corporate advisory team advised the shareholders of the UK’s biggest tour boat operator, City Cruises PLC, on their personal financial positions during the sale of the company to Hornblower Cruises and Events. Over the…

Charity fraud awareness – the risks of insider fraud


Research published in October by the Charity Commission to coincide with Charity Fraud Awareness Week indicated that more than half of charities that suffered fraud knew the perpetrators. Thiswas the largest ever survey on fraud…

International Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019


Charities can be seen as an easy target for criminals.  With the rise in fraud and cyber crime, the importance of strong defences to protect income and assets is paramount for charities of all sizes.…

5 things you should know about the changes to holiday pay calculations


Employers could be caught out by changes to how holiday is calculated. Those with staff who work variable hours are particularly at risk. We look at what you can do to make sure your holiday…

Preparing for Brexit


Whilst there is no certainty around how business should be preparing for Brexit – whether there is a deal or no deal – there are some steps you can be taking now to be ready…

Future-proofing your hospitality business


The digital revolution means the world of business is changing at a galloping pace. Restaurant, bar and hotel operators need to keep up with the change to maintain a competitive advantage. On Wednesday 18th September…

Making Tax Digital for charities


From 1st April 2019 most VAT registered organisations have had to implement MTD however the commencement date for certain VAT registered charities was deferred to 1st October 2019.  If you are VAT registered and are:…

Making Tax Digital for hospitality businesses – more changes to come


HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) campaign began earlier this year with the introduction of MTD for VAT.  The next phase of changes will have far-reaching consequences for hospitality businesses. What’s happened so far? VAT registered…