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  • Are you one of the two types of people no longer required to submit a self-assessment tax return? Simple Assessment first took effect in September 2017, which means some taxpayers no longer need to disclose information about their income via a self-assessment tax return. The term ‘Simple Assessment’ may ring a bell, it’s a term […] The post Do You Still Need to Submit a Self-Assessment Tax Return?...

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  • Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, a town that makes the defensible claim of being the oldest in the country. Ipswich has a long and varied history, its beginnings can be traced back to early Roman settlers. Today, Ipswich is a prosperous town that many successful businesses are fortunate enough to call home. We […] The post Why Ipswich Is a Great Place to Start a Business appeared first on As...

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  • Norwich may have once had a reputation for being something of a quaint, sleepy and colloquial backwater. That may have been true once upon a time, but it couldn’t be further from the truth today. In fact, as recent surveys and high-profile news articles will confirm, Norwich is one of the most popular places to […] The post Why You Should Start A Business In Norwich appeared first on Aston Shaw.

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  • Have you ever thought about running a business from home? Let’s take a look at what you need to know to make your decision. 1. Permissions You may need permission from a few entities before you can run a business from home; one of these is your mortgage provider or landlord. You should check with […] The post 5 Things to Consider Before Running a Business from Home appeared first on Aston Shaw.

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  • Is your accountant charging too much? Do you feel as if you’re not getting the right kind advice when you need it? Perhaps your accountant isn’t delivering what you need on time – missing a tax return deadline, for example, could mean incurring a hefty penalty from HMRC. If you’re not happy with the value […] The post 6 Things Holding you Back from Switching Accountants appeared first on Aston Sha...

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  • Just the word ‘networking’ is enough to induce anxiety and feelings of dread, but this common reaction to the word ‘networking’ can mainly be attributed to misunderstandings and false assumptions. Networking really isn’t something to be afraid of, some events can prove extremely fruitful for businesses. The majority of networking events are far more relaxed […] The post Why Networking Is Relevant ...

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  • The rules on property tax relief are changing. These changes could have significant implications for those wishing to rent out or purchase additional properties. These changes have likely come about due to new figures revealing that multiple property ownership has dramatically risen in recent years. The new tax changes could affect a substantial amount of […] The post Tax Changes to Multiple Home ...

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  • Today (at the time of writing at least) is A-level results day. For many, this is a day met with trepidation and a considerable amount of anxiety. Due to the emphasis placed on A-Levels, you’d be forgiven for thinking they are the be-all and end-all. Is this really the case though? Once you make the […] The post Do You Need A-Levels for a Great Career? appeared first on Aston Shaw.

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  • It is a sad fact that around this time of year, scammers will often pose as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), due to many taxpayers having payments due by 31st July. Scammers may attempt to communicate with you through a variety of methods, including emails, telephone calls, letters, and text messages. The key thing we […] The post Be Vigilant: Scams Extremely Common This Time of Year appeared first on...

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  • Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been the talk of the industry for quite some time now, questions about how the scheme will work and the impact it will have, has been the topic of discussion since it was first announced. Recently though, HMRC announced that the controversial ‘Making Tax Digital’ scheme will be delayed until […] The post IMPORTANT UPDATE: HMRC Delays Making Tax Digital Scheme appeared ...

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  • Your business model probably isn’t something you would think affects your VAT liability. And why would you? At first glance both things appear completely unrelated, however this could not be further from the truth. By making yourself aware of your VAT obligations and how your business model impacts on them, you will be able to […] The post How Business Models Affect VAT Liability appeared first on...

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  • Contrary to popular belief, there is actually a distinct difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. It’s very rare for a month to go by without a story splashed across the news regarding some big name business or celebrity who has been publicly shamed for doing one or the other. But what is the difference […] The post Tax Evasion Vs Tax Avoidance: The Difference appeared first on Aston Shaw...

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  • As business environments become increasingly decentralised, something we are seeing more and more often is businesses empowering their employees by giving them decision-making responsibilities in regards to the finances of the business they work for. These types of decisions may include the management of cash flow for example, where it has become common practice to […] The post How Should You Mana...

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  • In this industry, frequent change is something we’ve become quite accustomed to. Audit is certainly no exception. The way in which businesses are required to prepare for their audit is changing, and therefore the way in which we as auditors deliver our service must change too. In the past, an auditor’s role was as straightforward […] The post The Future of Audit appeared first on Aston Shaw.

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  • Recently, there have been a number of cases where it has been claimed that many ‘self-employed’ workers are only labelled as such so that companies can avoid tax and minimum wage laws. Fortunately, there is a piece of legislation in place to prevent tax avoidance known as IR35. What is IR35? IR35 refers to anti-avoidance […] The post What Does the Future Hold for Self Employment? appeared first on...

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  • The Government has scrapped plans to implement Making Tax Digital (MTD), ahead of the debate on the bill in the House of Commons. When Theresa May first announced the surprise general election on 8th June, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) wrote a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. In the letter, the […] The post ‘Making Tax Digital’ Legislation Removed from Finance Bi...

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  • As a business owner, choosing an accountant can be a difficult task. In fact, with so many to choose from and with so many providing seemingly identical services, deciding is often a stressful experience too. And it is because of this stress that many people tend to stick with the accountant they’re currently with, in […] The post Why Switch Accountants? appeared first on Aston Shaw.

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  • Here at Aston Shaw’s Corporate Finance department, customer satisfaction is our top priority. Recently, a client has been faced with a particularly challenging financial dilemma. Justin Lavery, Head of Corporate Finance, managed to use his knowledge and experience to solve the client’s issue as painlessly as possible – ultimately putting the client’s mind at ease. […] The post CASE STUDY: Customer...

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  • In last week’s budget, it was announced that National Insurance rates for the self-employed were to be increased. However, the plans have since been criticised for breaking a 2015 manifesto pledge. Amidst the controversy, Philip Hammond told MPs in a Commons statement: “There will be no increases in National Insurance rates in this Parliament.” The […] The post IMPORTANT UPDATE: Plans to Increase ...

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  • Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond announced the 2017 Spring Budget. We have taken the time to consider these announcements and have highlighted the key points below. Businesses For businesses below the VAT registration threshold, the introduction of quarterly reporting has been delayed by a year, at a cost of £280m. There will […] The post Spring Budget 2017: Key Points appear...

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  • How to Re-engage With Past Clients

    All businesses rely on a steady flow of clients/customers in order to be profitable. Maintaining and developing this flow of clients is something every business works towards, but what happens when this flow begins to stagnate? Re-engaging with past clients is a highly effective way of picking up the slack, potentially boosting your influx of […] The post How to Re-engage With Past Clients appeare...

  • Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich Predicted to Be Fastest Growing UK Cities in 2017

    Research recently conducted by Cebr on behalf of law firm Irwin Mitchell has revealed that Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich are predicted to be amongst the top 10 fastest growing UK cities in 2017. These findings suggest that the value of goods and services produced in Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich will grow significantly in 2017 despite […] The post Norwich, Cambridge and Ipswich Predicted to Be F...

  • 5 Tips To Ensure A Smooth Start To The New Year

    For many businesses, January is one of the busiest periods of the year. Reopening the doors after the Christmas break can bring about an influx of new challenges and obstacles. Here are our 5 tips to ensure a smooth start to the year! Tie up loose ends As the New Year swings around it’s always […] The post 5 Tips To Ensure A Smooth Start To The New Year appeared first on Aston Shaw.

  • How Keeping Fit Can Impact Positively on Your Entrepreneurial Skills

    Are you a better Director/Manager if you keep yourself physically fit? It is widely accepted that exercise carries with it numerous benefits, both physical and mental. The question is, do these benefits extend beyond your personal life and into your business life? As decision making and leadership skills are predominantly influenced by your mental faculties, […] The post How Keeping Fit Can Impact...

  • Autumn Statement: Important Change to VAT Rulings

    A very important change to VAT rulings were announced in the Autumn Statement, though it seems a great deal of media sources have skipped over this announcement. Despite being overshadowed by other announcements, this is something you really ought to be aware of if these new rulings are to affect you. In the recent Autumn […] The post Autumn Statement: Important Change to VAT Rulings appeared firs...

  • Autumn Statement 2016: Key Points

    Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond announced the 2016 Autumn Statement and Spending Review. We have taken the time to consider these announcements and have highlighted the key points below. TAX Increase in Personal allowance to £11,500 from April 2017 and a promise to increase to £12,500 by end of this Parliament. Increases […] The post Autumn Statement 2016: Key Points appeare...

  • SMEs – Are You Aware of the Tax Breaks Available to You?

    Being a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) has its perks; there are a number of tax benefits available, some of which have proved very useful. Unfortunately, many SMEs lack a knowledge of the benefits available to them which results in them unfairly missing out on what they’re entitled to. While there are many different tax […] The post SMEs – Are You Aware of the Tax Breaks Available to You?...

  • Is Franchising the Next Step for Your Business?

    In principle, franchising is a relatively simple concept and has the potential to yield profitable results. Often viewed as a means to ‘fast track’ growth, could franchising be the next step for your business? What is franchising? The British Franchise Association defines franchising as “The granting of a license by one person (the franchisor) to […] The post Is Franchising the Next Step for Your ...

  • The 4 Foundations of HMRC’s 2020 Tax System

    As you may or may not know, HMRC have announced that by 2020 most businesses will have to manage their tax affairs digitally. This includes companies, partnerships and self-employed taxpayers. Taxpayers will now also be expected to update HMRC on a quarterly basis, signalling the start of a new era for tax and accountancy. HMRC […] The post The 4 Foundations of HMRC’s 2020 Tax System appeared firs...

  • 5 Tips for Start-up Businesses

    The inception of a business often signals the end of a great deal of time spent planning and prepping ready for opening day. Starting a business is an exciting time, but it can also be rather stressful. If you’re new to business, it can be hard to keep on top of things at first. What […] The post 5 Tips for Start-up Businesses appeared first on Aston Shaw.

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  • Tax Incentives for Cyclists

    Cambridge is well-known for its high volumes of cyclists. In a city where so many people travel around by bicycle, is everyone making the most of the tax breaks available? Most people are aware that you can claim mileage as an expense when you use your car for business purposes but are you aware that […] The post Tax Incentives for Cyclists appeared first on Aston Shaw.

  • Suffolk ‘Enriched’ by Creative Sector

    Over recent years, Suffolk has been playing host to a rich variety of creative sectors. Computer gaming, fine art, music, film, dance, animation and fashion to name just a few. From high-profile businesses to freelancers and sole traders, Suffolk is home to a significant number of creatives. Over 15,000 people living in Suffolk work within […] The post Suffolk ‘Enriched’ by Creative Sector appeare...

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  • In an unstable economy, how is it that the city of Cambridge is able to thrive? Cambridge is clearly doing something right, so should we all be paying more attention to this booming city? Cambridge appears to defy all odds, in fact, in late 2014 it was revealed that Cambridge is the country’s fastest growing […] The post Why the UK Economy Should Look to Cambridge appeared first on Aston Shaw.

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