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Late filing penalties: advice updated

Companies House has issued updated advice on how a late filing penalty (LFP) will be imposed if a company’s accounts are not filed on time, and explains how you can appeal against an LFP. For details go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/late-filing-penalties

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Kickstart jobs scheme launched

The government has launched its Kickstart Scheme, a £2 billion fund to create thousands of six-month work placements for those aged 16 to 24. Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. To be eligible candidates

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Online workplace help available from Acas

Employment and workplace advisory body Acas is running a series of online seminars dealing with a number of workplace issues, including Covid-19 and the return to the workplace. Topics covered include managing staff redundancies; changing an employment contract; returning to the workplace after lockdown; flexible furlough and ending furlough; and shielding and vulnerable people. These new digital training sessions are

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Attracting more clients to your bookkeeping business

Episode 11 of the IAB Podcast we interview Carole Jackson Carole Jackson is an accountant with many years of experience in finance. Carole is also the founder of www.bookkeepingforeveryone.co.uk a website connecting bookkeepers and business owners. This is the UK’s first independent bookkeeping site. In this podcast we are discussing what you can do to attract more clients, writing a powerful

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How to prevent scope creep

How to prevent scope creep by Sarah Palmer COO During the lockdown, I have had enquiries from lots of new potential clients and I’ve also been in regular contact with lots of existing clients seeking advice about applying for government grants or about furlough claims. I am always happy to help but it’s important to make sure you are realistic

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Friday Roundup Podcast 28th August 2020

The news from the week ending 28th August 2020 Janet Jack – CEO Sarah Palmer – COO Simon Jordan – Marketing David Taylor – DNASix.com Below are the notes from the podcast On this week’s Friday Roundup we have… Simon Talks about our guests on this week’s coffee morning David Taylor – DNASix on the latest podcast too where you can

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Expect the unexpected – The David Taylor interview

Episode 10 of the IAB Podcast we interview David Taylor. In this podcast, we discuss ways to plan for the unexpected and in today’s world, this is vital. David is a business communications specialist with over 25 years’ experience of the media, gained from a career in journalism, in-house media relations, PR, marketing, social media training and digital consultancy. He

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OTS to review Capital Gains Tax

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a review of Capital Gains Tax, in relation to individuals and smaller businesses. As well as looking at opportunities to simplify administration and the impact of technical issues, the review will explore areas where the present rules can distort behaviour or do not meet

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Mental health fears

One in three (38.6%) of finance professionals admit that they have struggled with their mental health over the past three months, according to a survey by CV-Library. Job security appears to be the biggest concern, with 54% of those working in finance worried about not being able to find a new job. A third (37.5%) of respondents are also worried

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