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Are you paying the right amount?
If you employ people, you need to make sure they are being paid the minimum rates of pay and that you are properly calculating their holiday pay writes Fleur Lewis. 20 Nov 2017 - Boating Business
VAT: costs or disbursements passed to customers
Anyone running their own VAT-registered business may on occasion pass on costs to their customers that they have incurred on their behalf writes Fleur Lewis. 11 Oct 2017 - Boating Business
Making VAT Digital
While Making Tax Digital for income tax and corporation tax has been delayed until at least 2020, it has been confirmed by the government that the introduction of digital reporting for VAT will still begin on 1 April 2019. This is included in the second Finance Bill to be published this year, writes Fleur Lewis. 27 Sep 2017 - Boating Business
Get ready for new data protection rules
Following the government’s intention to introduce a new Data Protection Bill, businesses face new regulatory burdens in order to provide greater safeguards for individuals, writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming Accountants. 21 Aug 2017 - Boating Business
Post-election tax policies
The hung parliament has created uncertainty over the future of tax policy and the Brexit talks, writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants. 02 Jul 2017 - Boating Business
Late payers forced to reveal payment practices
Cash flow is a key factor for many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), particularly for those that struggle frequently with being paid late by their trade customers, writes Fleur Lewis. 16 May 2017 - Boating Business
Tax implications for the UK as EU divorce begins
Once the UK leaves the EU it is likely the first practical impact will be felt on sales to and purchases from, the remaining EU. The key practical implications are as follows writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants: 19 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Family businesses
Family businesses can be challenging to run, as the dynamics of blood relations can lead to emotional decision making and even family bust ups. 10 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Business rates - what you need to know about the changes
Business rates are based on a property’s potential rental value, taking into account rents paid by surrounding businesses. This is then multiplied by the property’s size and by an annually adjusted multiplier, writes Fleur Lewis, partner at Bishop Fleming accountants. 15 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Autumn Statement for employers
Whilst the 2016 Autumn Statement may have been short on major announcements, it did confirm some key employment tax issues, most of which take effect from April 2017. 19 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
Are you due a refund on your marine fuel
You may be eligible to claim back the duty paid on your marine fuel. From business to business this VAT reclaim is not as commonly known about and implemented as you might expect, says Rebecca Phillips, director at Tribe Advisory and Accounting. 12 Dec 2016 - Boating Business
Making tax digital
The way that businesses file their accounts and tax information with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is about to change in the biggest shake up of the UK tax system since the introduction of self-assessment 20-years ago, says Bishop Fleming's Fleur Lewis. 18 Nov 2016 - Boating Business