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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.

IR35: Businesses are still not prepared for off-payroll working rules

According to a recent study, many UK firms are not adequately prepared for the off-payroll tax rule changes for the private sector to start in…

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UK economy shrinks less than first feared after second national lockdown, economists reveal

The UK economy shrunk less than first feared during the second national lockdown, a major report has revealed. (more…)

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VAT – Post-Brexit arrangements

The latest guidance on VAT on imports and services to and from the EU is complex and businesses need to account for this in their…

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FSB proposes move to turn Covid emergency debt into shared ownership schemes

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Government to introduce new measures to help companies struggling with COVID-related debt, including employee shared…

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HMRC issues new warning over lockdown fraudsters

Within hours of the Prime Minister announcing a new national lockdown in England, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued new warnings after it received…

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Could the Government be about to launch a new permanent state-backed small business loan scheme?

According to reports in the Financial Times, the Government is considering launching a new loan scheme, where businesses could borrow anything up to £10 million…

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Independent commission argues against annual wealth tax but advocates a one-off charge

An independent commission established last spring by the London School of Economics, the University of Warwick and the Economic and Social Research Council to analyse…

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HM Revenue & Customs increases the threshold for Self-Assessment online payment plan service to £30,000

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has increased the threshold for Self-Assessment taxpayers to use its online self-service Time to Pay payment plan service from £10,000…

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Self Assessment: thousands spread tax liabilities in response to coronavirus disruption

Thousands of self-employed workers have taken advantage of the Government’s extended Time to Pay scheme ahead of the 31 January Self Assessment deadline, a new…

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CJRS: Main changes to the extended scheme

Towards the end of 2020, the Chancellor announced the furlough scheme’s extension until 30 April 2021, which will continue to contribute 80 per cent towards…

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