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Spring Statement hints at bigger changes in Budget, but Fish Partnership says Chancellor needs to listen to businesses’ needs

One of Buckinghamshire’s leading firms of accountants, Fish Partnership, has said the Chancellor’s first Spring Statement hinted at larger moves in this year’s Autumn Budget, which needs to consider the needs of smaller businesses.

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Government extends childcare voucher scheme for additional six months

Working parents across the UK will be delighted to hear that the Government has agreed to a six-month extension of the childcare voucher scheme.

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Are you one of the 90 per cent of businesses that are unprepared for GDPR?

With less than 60 days left until the deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), more than 90 per cent of UK small businesses admit they are not yet fully ready.

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HMRC takes new steps to tackle online VAT fraud

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been granted new powers to help combat online VAT fraud conducted on digital marketplaces.

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Quarterly digital reporting to HM Revenue & Customs opens to self-employed individuals

Since March this year, self-employed individuals have had the option of reporting their income digitally to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as part of a pilot of the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme.

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Late payments in the spotlight after Carillion collapse

Small businesses in the UK have long been scourged by late payments, but the problem was brought into sharp focus earlier this year following the collapse of construction giant, Carillion, emphasising the importance of careful credit control.

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Millions of people have not checked their online tax accounts for errors

Millions of people from across the UK could be paying more tax than they need to, it has emerged, after figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) showed that more than 15 million individuals have not checked their Personal Tax Accounts.

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Key Dates

7 April 2018 – VAT returns and payments due for Accounting Quarter period ending 28 February.

14 April 2018 – income tax due date for the CT61 period to 31 March 2018.

19 April 2018 – Quarterly PAYE/NIC due for year ended 5 April 2018. Final submission must be made to HMRC under RTI for the year.

22 April 2018 – Deadline for electronic payments to be cleared in HMRC's bank account for any outstanding PAYE and Class 1 NICs for the tax year ending 5 April 2018.