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October 2018  
 

Welcome to our October newswire

Our aim is to keep you up-to-date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us.

This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

  What happens if my business is struggling with payroll and auto-enrolment?

Keeping on top of payroll poses a huge challenge for businesses of all shapes and sizes – which is why it is wise to seek specialist advice to ensure everything is running smoothly.

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 Budget date 2018 announced, with half the usual notice

The Chancellor has announced that the 2018 Budget will take place on Monday 29 October 2018, having given just half the usual 10 weeks’ notice of the date.

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  Employment claims from contractors brought within IR35 expected after HMRC settlement

A freelance marketing and business development consultant has reached a settlement with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) after arguing that she should be entitled to holiday pay as she was considered to be a worker for tax purposes.

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 Just eight per cent of business loan applications successful with one high street bank

On average, less than one in 10 SME loan applications to one nameless high street bank are successful.

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  Government backed tax-free savings plan to help savers earn 50p on every £1

The Government has launched a new savings account that offers savers a 50 per cent tax-free bonus on the money they deposit.

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HMRC investigates estate valuations as part of IHT campaign

The number of investigations conducted against estates thought to be avoiding Inheritance Tax (IHT) has increased, according to new data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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  Micro businesses bear the brunt of late payments

Recent research has shown that micro businesses are bearing the brunt of late payments, with just 52 per cent of the invoices they issue being paid on time.

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HMRC finally launches MTD communications plan and simplified guidance

With only six months left until the launch of Making Tax Digital for VAT, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has finally begun sharing information with businesses about the new regime.

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  Workers miss out on £15.6 million in pay through minimum wage breaches

Minimum wage breaches, including breaches of the National Living Wage, have cost workers from across the UK a combined total of £15.6 million in lost wages.

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CIOT reports increase in R40 refund errors

According to a new report by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), there have been a growing number of R40 computation errors on refunds processed by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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