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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.

Applications for SME Brexit Support Fund underway

A new scheme that supports small and medium-sized businesses with a grant of up to £2,000 has opened. The scheme provides grants to help tackle…

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Parents missing out on tax-free childcare bonus of up to £500

Parents are being encouraged to check whether they are missing out on a tax-free childcare bonus of £500. Families using tax-free childcare accounts to pay…

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The ATED return for 2021-22 is due by 30 April 2021

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) return for 2021 to 31 March 2022, and any tax due for the year, is due by 30…

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Recovery Loan Scheme now open for business, Government confirms

British businesses can now apply for affordable loans of between £1,000 and £10 million under the new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). (more…)

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New off-payroll working rules come into force: what you need to know

Medium and large employers are now required to determine the employment status of contractors after major changes to the off-payroll working rules came into force…

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New call for professional accountancy standards

Calls have been renewed for the Government to make membership of a recognised professional body mandatory for anyone offering paid-for tax accountancy services. (more…)

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Coronavirus Restart Grant

Businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors can now access one-off cash grants of up to £18,000 from their local…

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New legal minimum wage comes into force from today, Government confirms

The new minimum rate of pay for workers in England comes into force today, 01 April 2021, it has been confirmed. (more…)

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America could slap 25 per cent trade tariffs on the UK

The UK could face trade tariffs of up to 25 per cent on a host of exports in retaliation against a tax on US tech…

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Could the current tax payment timings change?

Millions of taxpayers in the UK could face earlier tax payments as part of the Government’s 10-year strategy to build a “trusted, modern tax administration…

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