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Oct 6 2017

Auto-enrolment – Are you ready?

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Auto-enrolment (AE) was introduced for large employers in 2012. The provisions compel employers to register with The Pension Regulator (TPR) (www.tpr.gov.uk/registration), and ultimately provide adequate provision for employee pensions through an AE process. Employees can opt out, and certain jobholders can have their inclusion in the process postponed, but the responsibility lies firmly with employers more

Jul 19 2017

HMRC to use PAYE information to make in-year adjustments

Categories: Amber AccountingTaxation

From July 2017, HMRC will start to use PAYE information to make in-year adjustments to taxpayers tax codes in real-time. This will avoid both under and overpayments from occurring by the end of the tax year. Taxpayers will be notified when the right tax is not paid and, through their Personal Tax Account, HMRC will more

Jul 14 2017

MTD Update

Categories: Amber AccountingTaxation

Following it’s removal from the Finance Bill earlier in the year, the treasury has issued guidance as to its revised plans for Making Tax Digital. Under the original plans, businesses and landlords with turnover in excess of £10,000 would have been required to submit mandatory quarterly reports. With those who are VAT registered commencing from more

Jun 29 2017

Free seminars take businesses to the cloud

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Fife businesses are being invited to free drop-in sessions highlighting the benefits of Cloud accounting. In the near future, it is expected that most businesses, including sole traders and landlords, will be required, by law, to submit accounting information quarterly via computer software rather than manually once a year. Although the finer detail of the more

May 31 2017

VAT fuel scale charges

Categories: Amber AccountingTaxation

HMRC have issued details of the updated VAT fuel scale charges which apply from the beginning of the next prescribed VAT accounting period starting on or after 1 May 2017. VAT registered businesses use the fuel scale charges to account for VAT on private use of road fuel purchased by the business. You can find the more

Mar 25 2017

Minimum Wage Rises

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The National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) rates are increasing from 1 April 2017. Employers need to ensure they are paying their employees at least the appropriate NMW or NLW rate. You can find the new rates in the table below. Going forward the NMW and NLW rates will be reviewed annually in April. more

Mar 22 2017

Are you looking for ways to save time in your business?

Categories: Amber AccountingLeisure

We have found that the level of automation available from using accounting software, such as Xero, benefits a business by reducing the time taken to process the books and records. Take Bank Rules as an example, they are an important tool when processing bank transactions. These allow the user to define how recurring entries should more

Mar 20 2017

Payroll Year End 2017

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

With April fast approaching, time should be taken to familiarise yourself with Year End filing procedures and deadlines. HM Revenue & Customs have produced this step-by-step guide to follow. Please follow this link www.gov.uk/payroll-annual-reporting. Our dedicated Amber Accounting department can provide support with adhering to the HM Revenue & Customs requirements. Should you wish to more