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  1. Author: JW / / Latest News

    Self Employed – Are you keeping a mileage log?

    As for most businesses, you probably have a car or van on which you wish to claim tax relief for the capital cost and the expenses.

    As you can only claim the business proportion of the expenses, are you keeping a mileage log to prove the business proportion?

    If not then you should be. This is the only way to defend the amount claimed on your tax return if you receive a query from HMRC.

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  2. Author: JW / / Latest News

    The Living Wage along with Auto Enrolment

    The Living Wage along with Auto Enrolment, are the changes that are really making an impact on employers this year. Yet business owners are still not preparing for the changes or don’t know anything about them.

    The National Living Wage means that many employees will see at least a 50 pence per hour increase to their wages, this will mean a higher wage bill for the employer, also it may have an impact on pension contributions.

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  3. Author: JW / / Latest News

    Latest Fake HMRC email scam

    A new fake ‘HMRC’ email scam is currently being sent out to taxpayers suggesting they have a tax refund.

    Purporting to come from HMRC, the email says the recipient is eligible to receive a tax refund and needs to complete a form to receive this.

    The email comes with an HMRC logo, in the familiar green, but the spelling mistakes, poor layout and wording will probably suggest too many recipients that it is a fake. It also comes from a give-away non-official email address

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  4. Author: JW / / Latest News

    New Year’s Honours List

    We are pleased announce that two of our clients have been honoured with MBE’s in this year’s New Year Honours. Malk Hall of Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies has been recognised for his services to business and Martin Rigley of Lindhurst Engineering has been recognised for his services to business and Innovation. What a fantastic achievement.

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  5. Author: JW / / Latest News

    HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates – rates from 1 December 2015

    When an employee is provided with a company car, to avoid a taxable car fuel benefit, fuel must only be provided for business travel.

    To ensure this is the case, two methods are available, the first being preferable:

    1. The employee initially pays for all fuel. The employee logs their business miles and makes a claim to the company at the correct rate per mile for these miles.

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