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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.

International Trade Week: when is it and how can it benefit my business?

A new, week-long event will be launched next month to help businesses to export their goods and services, it has been announced. International Trade Week,…

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Rural businesses “more likely” to use personal finance than urban counterparts, study reveals

More than four in 10 businesses in the UK now use external finance to support growth and investment plans, a major study has revealed. (more…)

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Updated requirements for submitting Corporation Tax CT600 Return

With the winding up of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) or furlough, at the end of September, it is vitally important that all employers…

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Scams: the heavy financial and health burden

According to recent research, the total amount of money it costs a fraudster’s victim to get help with their wellbeing after being scammed is £9.3…

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Plastic Packaging Tax: what is the new levy and how can my business prepare?

The Plastic Packaging Tax – also known as the PPT – will come into force from next year. Here’s what you need to know about…

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Self Employed? HMRC’s self-serve Time to Pay facility may help you pay tax

Self employed workers who believe they may struggle to pay tax this year should consider arranging an affordable payment plan, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)…

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Campaign launched to peg VAT at 12.5 per cent for hospitality and tourism

Setting the VAT rate permanently at 12.5 per cent will create more than 100,000 jobs and boost investment in the UK, according to a new campaign.…

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“Night-time economy”- is it back on its dancing feet?

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has recently revealed that due to the pandemic, 393,000 jobs have ended across the night-time economy. (more…)

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Personal tax: Take home more of what you earn with these tax-saving tips

More workers than ever are finding themselves getting close to or exceeding the higher rate tax bracket, recent figures have revealed. In this blog, we…

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SMEs behind rapid rise in Research & Development tax relief claims

More small and medium-sized businesses than ever are taking advantage of the landmark Research & Development (R&D) tax relief scheme, it has been revealed. (more…)

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