Firm News | February 6, 2018

Firms banned from Charging Credit Card Fees

Retailers and businesses are no longer able to charge consumers extra for using a credit card to pay for goods or services. Interchange fees charged by firms on people who paid by credit card were banned on 13 January 2018 on the back of a widespread piece of EU legislation. Some were previously surcharging consumers … Continued

Business News | February 6, 2018

Government moves to scrap Controversial ‘Staircase Tax’

The government has started the process to reverse the so-called ‘staircase tax’ to ease the pressure on Small businesses. Communities secretary Sajid Javid published draft legislation, which stands to benefit thousands of small business owners, to abolish the measure. The loophole was first introduced after the Supreme Court ruled that an office spread over more … Continued

Tax News | February 6, 2018

Fraudsters Target over-65s in gift card Tax Scam

Vulnerable and elderly people are being told they owe large amounts of tax which they can only pay off through digital vouchers and gift cards. HMRC has issued a warning over fraudsters who are preying on victims by cold-calling them and impersonating members of staff from the Revenue. Figures from Action Fraud, the national fraud … Continued

Charity News | December 20, 2017

Merseyside Based BNI Chapters Offer Free Seat For Local Charities

BNI (Business Network International) is a highly successful business networking referral organisation. They have over 12,500 members in the UK and Ireland alone, passing over 676,000 referrals worth over £497 million every year.  Importantly BNI allows only one representative from each trade or profession to join any BNI group (or chapter as the groups known). … Continued

Employer News | November 1, 2017

Apprenticeship Levy Leaves Firms Baffled

Almost a quarter (23%) of businesses paying the apprenticeship levy has no understanding of how it works – six months after its introduction. 56% of more than 1,400 firms surveyed by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) did not expect to recover their payment, despite receiving an annual allowance to offset against the bill. As … Continued

BWM Online News | February 6, 2018

Most small Businesses are not ready for Digital Accounts

The overwhelming majority of business owners and landlords remain in the dark over making tax digital (MTD), government research shows. Ipsos Mori polled 2,900 small businesses and landlords on behalf of HMRC and found that 71% were unaware of the requirement to submit quarterly updates to the taxman. A further 13% had heard of the … Continued

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