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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.

Cloud app versatility delivers cost and time saving benefits

Cloud accounting has revolutionised the lives of hundreds of thousands of business owners. Today it is reported that more than 50 per cent of small…

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150,000 businesses owe HMRC £2.7 billion in deferred VAT payments

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) reported that 150,000 UK businesses have not yet made arrangements to pay back deferred VAT payments, and therefore owe the…

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Brexit issues continue to impact British exporters, new figures reveal

Export sales to EU customers have fallen by “record” levels in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has revealed. But the report,…

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HMRC helpsheet to support residential property sellers with new CGT rules

New guidance will help homeowners understand the implications of capital gains tax (CGT) when selling UK residential property, it has been revealed. (more…)

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Taxman targets cryptoassets for Capital Gains Tax

As the old saying goes, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes. So, it was inevitable that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)…

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‘Pingdemic’ – an increase in self-isolating threatens supermarket sales

‘The NHS app has told so many supermarket workers to self-isolate that some stores are now considering reducing opening hours or closing altogether. (more…)

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Freedom Day – What does it mean for businesses?

From 19 July the majority of the remaining Coronavirus pandemic restrictions will end in England, with a similar reduction of measures in Wales and Scotland.…

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SMEs can benefit from Covid sick pay rebates

As Covid cases continue to rise again, small businesses in particular are faced with the extra cost of sick pay as employees fall victim to…

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Help to Grow: Management scheme now open

The Government’s landmark Help to Grow: Management scheme is now open for applications. (more…)

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Business plan for industry confidence when lockdown ends

One of the UK’s leading business organisations has launched a six-point plan, aimed at instilling confidence, ahead of the country opening up after months of lockdown.…

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