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Welcome to the Orchard Accountants blog. This is our hub of information where we will detail company developments as well as provide news and insight into the ever-changing world of finances and accounting. If you read something which strikes to your interest, and you’d like to learn more about a particular topic or service we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Furlough fraud warning after arrests

Employers have been warned that businesses abusing the furlough scheme will face action from fraud investigators. It comes after two people have been arrested by…

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New tax surcharges for late payments

In the 2021 Spring Budget, the Government announced a new penalty and interest regime to replace the VAT default surcharge. (more…)

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HMRC publish new guidance on delayed customs import declarations

New Government advice will help traders submit customs import declarations for non-controlled goods imported from the EU, it has been announced. (more…)

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Work from home tax relief: what employees need to know

It was confirmed this April that employees can continue to claim tax relief on work from home costs not reimbursed by employers, but only if…

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‘Historic opportunity’ to build a stronger economy

The UK should seize the chance to emerge from the pandemic with a stronger, fairer and more resilient economy. The Government has “a historic opportunity…

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New guide to “help tackle the toxic issue of late payments”

Major business bodies have this week launched a new supply chain guide in an attempt to address the worsening late payment crisis. The Federation of…

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Is incorporation right for me?

As business advisers, we’re often asked whether incorporation is the right choice for new and growing businesses. (more…)

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Supporting hospitality clients post-pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic hit the hospitality industry particularly hard, with no remote or home-working options viable for these employees and many still on furlough. (more…)

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SME leaders optimistic towards post-Covid recovery time

Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) leaders are optimistic about post-Covid-19 recovery time, suggesting it will take an average of 12 months for their businesses to…

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UK tech sector continues to grow despite Covid-19 disruption, study reveals

The UK tech sector has continued to grow despite the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions, a major study has revealed. The data – shared…

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