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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.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) writes to 3,000 employers over furlough claims

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reportedly writing to 3,000 employers over claims they have made for grants from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).…

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Four in five SMEs are confident over their Coronavirus recovery

Four in five UK small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are confident that they will recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, according to research by Starling Bank…

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The first Child Trust Funds (CTFs) can now be claimed

The first Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are set to mature in September allowing those turning 18 to access their fund for the first time. CTFs…

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Key dates for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is slowly wound down by the Government, businesses must adapt their PAYE reporting and payroll function to reflect…

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Advisory Fuel Rates for next quarter come into effect

A new set of Advisory Fuel Rates for the next financial quarter are now in effect as of 1 September 2020. These rates apply to…

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More than £1 billion in tax reliefs for creative industry

According to the latest official figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a total of £1.1 billion was paid out in tax reliefs for the…

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Change to Companies House bank details

Companies House has changed its bank details with effect from 1 September 2020 following a technical change to the way it is funded. Letters sent…

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National Minimum Wage investigations have drastically increased

National Minimum Wage investigations by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have increased significantly, according to the latest research. (more…)

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Government launches £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs

The Government has launched the landmark £2 billion Kickstart employment scheme, which is set to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for young people.…

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Empty high street shops reach highest level for more than six years

According to the new figures, the number of empty high street shops has risen to the highest level for more than six years following a…

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