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Jan 12 2016

CIS errors by contractors raises £154m in unpaid tax

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

HMRC’s yield from tax investigations into the construction industry rose by 17% to £154.2m in the last year, up from £131m the previous year as self-employed builders and sub-contractors are targeted by HMRC. The amount collected from HMRC’s investigations in the construction sector has more than doubled in the last five years, up from £66.9m more

Nov 26 2015

Workplace Pension/Auto Enrolment Seminars

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

EQ Accountants are organising a number of Workplace Pension seminars to inform and update employers/payroll contacts of the key points they should be aware of when dealing with the legislative and practical requirements. The seminar will be jointly presented by Balmoral Asset Management Ltd and Amber Accounting Services. Key Considerations Do you know your staging more

Nov 26 2015

Autumn Statement 2015

Categories: Taxation

It was the Autumn Statement preceded by rumour, dire warnings and in the final analysis, the tax related changes were minimal. It’s fair to say the Chancellor has a negative view of buy to let property investors and the proposed 3% SDLT surcharge for those individuals buying a second home or a buy to let more

Nov 26 2015

Workplace Pension/Auto Enrolment Seminars

Categories: Amber Accounting

EQ Accountants are organising a number of Workplace Pension seminars to inform and update employers/payroll contacts of the key points they should be aware of when dealing with the legislative and practical requirements. The seminar will be jointly presented by Balmoral Asset Management Ltd and Amber Accounting Services. Key Considerations Do you know your staging more

Nov 4 2015

Early Christmas gift for Golf Clubs?

Categories: Taxation

HM Revenue & Customs have issued an update on their position on the outcome of the Tribunal hearing on the Bridport Golf Club VAT claim, which involves the VAT liability on Golf green fees. HMRC’s position is that to simply repay to Golf clubs the full amount of any claim could result in an ‘Unjust more

Oct 1 2015

National Minimum Wage Rates from 1 October 2015

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has announced the national minimum wage rates from 1 October 2015: the main adult rate (for workers 21 and over) will increase by 20p to £6.70 an hour the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase by 17p to £5.30 an hour the rate for under 18 year more

Oct 1 2015

What’s New in Sage 50 2016 (v22)

Categories: Amber AccountingBookkeeping

Released in September 2015 the latest version of Sage 50 Accounts includes exciting new functionality, such as: Bank Feeds powered by Yodlee – Exclusive to Sage 50 Accounts 2016, this new feature makes reconciling the accounts and bank balances simple and error free. Match payments and receipts quickly and easily and spend less time on more

Sep 23 2015

Research & Development Tax Credits

Categories: Taxation

HMRC have recently published their statistics for R&D showing a further increase in the number of claimant companies. Whilst those numbers are encouraging, take up of the relief is still modest particularly amongst the SME community. Head of EQ Taxation, David Morrison, commented “there remain many companies in Scotland who have yet to unlock the more