Author: Jamie McLachlan

Keeping on top of scams, fraud and cyber crime 

With HMRC warning about new scams aimed at persuading people to hand over personal information or money, the government has unveiled a plan to tackle financial scams and frauds which have become increasingly difficult to spot. Following a recent serious […]

help to grow: digital scheme expanded

help to grow: digital scheme expanded

The UK Government’s Help to Grow: Digital scheme has just been expanded to businesses with at least one employee. Previously, only businesses with five or more employees were eligible. The scheme provides a 50% discount towards the cost of software. […]

making tax digital for sole traders and landlords

making tax digital for sole traders and landlords

The widening scope of Making Tax Digital (MTD) is highlighting several issues, including the limited availability of the MTD for income tax pilot scheme, and low awareness of the recent expansion of MTD for VAT to all VAT registered businesses. […]

Making Tax Digital update

Making Tax Digital (MTD) will become mandatory for the self-employed and landlords in 2024. Although there is no major news, a recent webinar co-hosted by HMRC has shed more light on the sign-up process, the use of spreadsheets and joining […]

The next step for Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT has been in place for three years, but this first phase excluded voluntarily registered businesses beneath the registration threshold. From 1 April 2022, all VAT-registered businesses must implement MTD regardless of turnover. The vast […]

We are recruiting for a graduate accountant

Join our growing team As a graduate accountant you will be supporting the Management Accounting department and the R&D Tax Credit department. You will learn essential business and professional skills in a fast-paced environment.  A full induction and training programme […]

MTD for income tax postponed to 2024/25

Having listened to stakeholder feedback from businesses and the accounting profession, the government have announced that they will introduce Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) a year later than planned, in the tax year beginning in April […]

Customer Service in a Digital World

It is still evolving, but some hard and fast rules have emerged. Some of the best businesses used to stand out with their attention to detail, personal touch and ties with people in the community. With the increasing shift to […]

Maxing Tax Digital delayed until 2024

In recognition of the challenges to many businesses due to the pandemic, the government has delayed the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for income tax self-assessment (ITSA) by a further year.   MTD will not be mandatory for self-employed individuals and landlords until accounting periods commencing on or after 6 April 2024. The start […]

Are you ready for MTD?

Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment may still be 18 months away, but if you are self-employed or a landlord, it is time to get ready for digital record keeping, ahead of the deadline. MTD ITSA (as it’s known) […]

MTD income tax pilot

The pilot scheme for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for income tax is now open for self-employed workers and landlords. The scheme becomes mandatory for accounting periods commencing on or after 6 April 2023, so those who join now will get […]

£3.75 million to improve rural connectivity

Mobile coverage in some of the most rural parts of Scotland will be improved with an additional £3.75 million investment. A further nine masts are earmarked for the Scottish Borders, Highlands, Angus and island communities, along with three to replace masts […]

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