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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.

The rise of the higher rate taxpayer

The Government continues to freeze both the personal allowance and the higher-rate income tax thresholds – leading to an increase in the number of higher-rate…

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High-income earners need to re-register for child benefit

Child benefit supports parents or guardians of children under 16, or under 20 if in approved education, by contributing towards the costs of raising them.…

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P11D – Remember to report before the July deadline!

With the 6 July deadline nearing, it is essential to understand the updated reporting requirements for Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) on benefits in…

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SME recovery continues as sustainability and growth take centre stage

In its latest research into the UK’s SME economy, NatWest Group has identified an encouraging trend among the country’s independent operators, as SME growth continues…

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Preparing for the second payment on account – and what happens when you can’t pay?

If you are a Self-Assessment taxpayer, it is almost time to make your second ‘payment on account’ – advance payments towards your tax bill. Those…

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Gratuities and tips – What the delay to the Employment (Allocation of Tips) Act 2023 means for you

The Department of Business & Trade (DBT) has released the finalised draft of the Code of Practice on Fair & Transparent Distribution of Tips –…

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Due a tax rebate? Keep an eye on your account

In a new initiative designed to reduce paper use and unnecessary confusion, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a significant change to the way…

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Five steps to growing your business, safely

There is an inherent degree of risk in any business growth strategy – but keeping this risk to a minimum can help you grow your…

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Are barriers to investment harming your productivity?

A survey by the Bank of England (BoE) and the Department of Business and Trade has identified a potentially significant challenge facing SMEs on their…

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A third of UK business owners do not know their company’s value – do you?

New research by Marktlink suggests that around 33 per cent of UK business owners are unaware of the value of their company – only slightly…

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