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Welcome to our December Newswire...

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

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Fish Partnership encourages farmers to buy into barley

A leading farming specialist from Buckinghamshire-based accountants The Fish Partnership is encouraging arable farmers to consider the benefits of switching to barley.

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No News is Good News, says The Fish Partnership

The lack of big changes to tax or regulations in the Autumn Statement will help businesses plan for the year ahead, according to Buckinghamshire-based accountants The Fish Partnership.

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Gift Aid users need to be aware of changes, says Fish Partnership

Leading specialist accountants The Fish Partnership are warning charities and Gift Aid users to be aware of recent changes to the schemes declaration.

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HMRC turns attention to ‘affluent’ taxpayers

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has doubled the number of inspectors trawling through the tax files of individuals earning £150,000 or more.

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FRC calls for clear year-end reports from smaller firms

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is calling on smaller listed companies to write concise and understandable year-end reports with clear explanations of how they generate cash flow as well as detailed information about accounting policies.

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HMRC confirms stance on VAT accounting changes

UK businesses only need to change the way that they account for VAT on transactions between overseas members of the same corporate group if they operate in countries whose tax laws work the same way as in Sweden, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed.

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Pension savers still in the dark about tax

According to new research, more than half of pension savers are unsure of the tax rules surrounding the pension freedoms introduced earlier this year.

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Businesses would struggle if interest rates rise

A new report by insolvency trade body R3 has revealed that as many as one-in-five businesses might find themselves in difficulty if interest rates were to rise by at least one percentage point in the next 18 months.

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UK manufacturers concerned as exports decline

The strength of the pound and a weakening global economy is having a significant impact on UK manufacturers, leading to a decline in demand for their goods overseas, according to a new report.

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Key Dates

19 December 2015 – Deadline for postal payments remittance of PAYE, NICs and CIS to HMRC.

22 December 2015 – Deadline for electronic remittance of PAYE, NICs and CIS to HMRC.

30 December 2015 – Deadline for filing Income Tax return with HMRC if Tax to be collected through PAYE Code Number.

Corporation Tax payments are due nine months and one day following your financial year end. For example, if year end is 31 December 2015, any Corporation Tax owed must be paid by 1 October 2016

Payments of PAYE and NI must reach HMRC by the 19th of the month following the tax month in which the salary payment was made if paying by cheque, or by the 22nd of the month if paying electronically. Please note that if the 19th or 22nd falls on a weekend or bank holiday, payment must reach HMRC on the last working day before the weekend or holiday.