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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.
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – the changes in 2021
Some temporary relief measures introduced under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) are extending, the Government announced on 16 June 2021. (more…)
Businesses told to prepare for “full customs control”
Businesses should use the next six months to prepare for “full customs control”, the Government has warned. (more…)
Coronavirus loan schemes relieved cash flow concerns for “millions” of British businesses, latest figures reveal
Businesses borrowed almost £80 billion in emergency loans and finance facilities throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has revealed. (more…)
A helping hand with the cost of children’s summer activities
Parents faced with the financial headache of childcare over the long school summer holidays are reminded they can get support from the Government. HM Revenue…
Don’t miss the deadline for renewing tax credits
Unlike other benefits, tax credits usually have to be renewed each year by 31 July to continue receiving payments from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).…
Director’s ban a warning to others to keep proper company records
A payroll services boss has been banned for orchestrating a multi-million-pound tax avoidance scheme. The case puts a spotlight on company owners and should serve…
Take account of your year-end tax liabilities
Payments on account are advance payments towards your tax liability for the year, if you complete a UK Self-Assessment tax return and is a way…
Points-based system for HMRC late payment penalties
Penalties for late submission and late tax payments will be determined by a new points system to make them fairer and more consistent, HM Revenue…
Making Tax Digital for Income Tax – Get ready now!
The next big step in the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative is rapidly approaching. From 6 April 2023, MTD is expanding to include businesses…
Time to prepare for Corporation Tax changes
From April 2023, the Corporation Tax rate will rise for companies with profits of more than £50,000, following the Chancellor’s announcement at his Spring 2021…
Urgent COVID-19 Notice Working From Home
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