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Welcome to our October 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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Charities should benefit from controversial bag charge

Leading charity accountants The Fish Partnership are encouraging charities to seek out funding from retailers who are now required to charge for plastic bags.

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Accountants dig deep to clear River Wye

A team of accountants from The Fish Partnership have taken part in a clean-up operation in the River Wye. Several staff members from the Buckinghamshire-based firm donned wellies and wetsuits to remove rubbish that had accumulated in their local stretch of the river.

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Fish Partnership warns ‘bumper’ harvest could drive prices down

As this year’s main arable harvest draws to an end leading accountants The Fish Partnership is warning famers that the successful harvest could have a knock on effect on prices.

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Taxpayers get a nudge

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has come under fire for the use of so-called ‘nudge’ letters sent by its Behavioural Insights Team.

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Contractors warned about contested structures

UK contractors have been warned to steer clear of loan schemes using offshore trusts that promise to reduce their income tax bill.

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‘Barriers to justice’ for UK firms

According to business groups, new business rates legislation (proposed in the Government’s Enterprise Bill) will increase the administrative burden on small firms and act as a “barrier to justice” for businesses seeking to appeal.

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Businesses could face additional costs from EU work ruling

In a landmark ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has said that time spent travelling to and from first and last appointments by workers who do not have a fixed work office, should be regarded as working time and that wages should be paid in relation to this.

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Fines double for not paying correct statutory wages

A new package of measures has been announced by the Business Secretary to ensure employees receive the pay to which they are entitled.

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Views sought on new Inheritance Tax Proposals

Earlier this year during the Summer Budget the Government announced it would phase in a new residence nil-rate band (RNRB) from 6 April 2017 when a residence is passed upon death to a direct descendant.

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Key Dates

19 October 2015 – Quarterly payment of PAYE Tax and NIC for year ended 5 October 2015. Payment of tax and Class 1B NIC in respect of PSA for year ended 5 April 2015. Deadline for postal payments remittance of PAYE, NICs and CIS to HMRC for month ended 5 October 2015.

22 October 2015 – Quarterly payment of PAYE Tax and NIC for year ended 5 October 2015. Deadline for electronic remittance of PAYE, NICs and CIS to HMRC.

31 October 2015 – Deadline for filing Paper Income Tax Return with HMRC Deadline for submitting tax return if you want HMRC to calculate your tax liability.

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.