Firm News | June 18, 2018

Businesses From Across the UK Get Involved in New Start-up Competition

Businesses from across the UK have been quick to get involved in the first Liverpool Start-Up Competition run by the Management School at the University of Liverpool.The competition encourages undergraduate student entrepreneurs with either a commercial or social enterprise idea to submit a business pitch to a panel of judges. “The team at BWM Chartered … Continued

Business News | July 2, 2018

Calls Increase for Reform of ‘Flawed’ Apprenticeship Levy

Pressure is mounting on the government to reform the apprenticeships system, following recent apprenticeship levy statistics. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has joined the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in urging the government to address ongoing problems with the levy. Apprenticeship starts were down 25% for the seven months to February 2018 compared with the … Continued

Tax News | July 31, 2018

Landlords Welcome Tax Incentives for Long – Term Tenancies

The government is considering introducing tax incentives for landlords who offer longer tenancies, as part of a new consultation. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a consultation on implementing a three-year tenancy model. This is intended to support the increasing number of private tenants seeking long-term security, as more families and … Continued

Charity News | August 20, 2018

Charity Online Annual Return Service

Charities can now see all of the questions that will appear in this year’s charity annual return, ahead of the online service becoming available at the end of the month. The online 2018 charity annual return service will become available at the end of August, with the Charity Commission this year introducing a tailored return … Continued

Employer News | July 2, 2018

Working Pensioners Pay £8.6bn in Income Tax

Working pensioners are on course to pay £8.6 billion in income tax in 2018/19, according to Aegon. The number of pensioner households containing at least one person working beyond their state pension age increased from 12% in 1997/98 to an estimated 17% in 2018/19. Aegon estimates there are around 12.8 million people living in 8.7 … Continued

BWM Online News | August 2, 2018

Making Tax Digital for VAT Guidance Issued

HMRC have now issued their detailed guidance on the digital record keeping and return requirements for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT. VAT Notice 700/22 clarifies that spreadsheets may still be used to keep business records provided that there is bridging software that links to the Government gateway. There will however be a one year … Continued

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