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22
Nov

LBW - Autumn Budget 2017

Posted on in The Budget
Philip Hammond today delivered his first Autumn Budget (and second Budget speech). The Budget speech itself included a multitude of plans to provide funding in an attempt to make Britain “fit for the future”. These include; New funding for the NHS as well as support for broadband and artificial... Continue reading
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21
Nov

You look after your business - how will your business look after you?

Posted on in Tax
We all work hard to maintain and grow our businesses, along the way we :- Earn income Build personal wealth Look after our customers, employees and other stakeholders Work towards a succession plan to ensure no one is let down We all leave our businesses and none of us know when this will b... Continue reading
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26
Sep

Company car examples - Tesla v. Mercedes Hybrid

Posted on in Tax
With many car manufacturers moving towards Electric only production (currently Jaguar Land Rover & Volvo making recent announcements), the electric car is becoming more prominent in the UK marketplace. Added to the increasingly popular modern designs, the tax reliefs available are also proving t... Continue reading
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12
Sep

LBW Chartered Accountants raises more than £20,000 for charity

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A Wirral-based accountancy firm has raised more than £20,000 for a charity, with its latest event netting £6,000 in donations. LBW Chartered Accountants is raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK, and a team of 50 staff and associates of the business trekked eight miles across the Wirral. The walk... Continue reading
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05
Sep

Tax payment reminders and updates

Posted on in Tax
PAYE & National Insurance Employers PAYE & NI payments (including construction industry payments) for each tax month ending on the 5th are due for payment by 19th (by cleared cheque) or 22nd for electronic payments. Care should be taken when either of these two dates fall at a weekend in wh... Continue reading
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02
Aug

New Wrexham office for LBW Chartered Accountants

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A fast-growing accountancy firm has launched a Wrexham branch after significantly growing its North Wales client base. LBW Chartered Accountants, which is headquartered in Bromborough on the Wirral, now has offices on Chester Street. Mark Hughes, who is responsible for business development in Nort... Continue reading
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19
Jul

Thank You from LBW Accountants

Posted on in LBW News
We made it! The weather held out and we didn’t get too wet. However, it ended up being a 9 mile walk in order to accommodate half time refreshments at the Red Lion Parkgate. LBW and the Dawrant family send a heartfelt  thank you for your participation in the event. A small number of remaining ... Continue reading
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14
Jul

Making Tax Digital - quarterly reporting under MTD delayed!

Posted on in Payroll
The government this week have released a statement announcing delays in plans in the implementation of Making Tax Digital legislation and reporting. The article below from Accountingweb.co.uk gives an in depth view on the changes in the implementation timeline and who is encompassed in the headline... Continue reading
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01
Jun

Charity Walk 2017

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This year we have decided, as a team, to put our energy into supporting the charity that LBW have been closely involved in since we opened, the Muscular Dystrophy campaign. There will be a charity walk departing at 10.30am along the 8 mile route from Hooton train station to Parkgate and returning v... Continue reading
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01
Jun

Tax payment reminders and updates

Posted on in Tax
PAYE & National Insurance Employers PAYE & NI payments (including construction industry payments) for each tax month ending on the 5th are due for payment by 19th (by cleared cheque) or 22nd for electronic payments. Care should be taken when either of these two dates fall at a weekend in wh... Continue reading
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12
May

Late penalty could hamper Newport County's season. Don't get caught out!

Posted on in Payroll
Once again it has been shown that Auto-enrolment/Workplace pensions are not to be taken lightly even those employers in the public eye are subject to the rules and failure to comply will result in penalties (and not those within the 18 yard area!). Newport may have managed to score late to save thei... Continue reading
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11
May

John Lewis profits suffer £36m dent from minimum wage error

Posted on in Economy
John Lewis profits have been dented by £36m after a payroll error that breached minimum wage rules. The retailer, which owns Waitrose supermarkets as well as its namesake chain of department stores, said it was working with HMRC to examine its practice of pay averaging, which aims to smooth out mon... Continue reading
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01
May

Tax payment reminders and updates

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  PAYE & National Insurance Employers PAYE & NI payments (including construction industry payments) for each tax month ending on the 5th are due for payment by 19th (by cleared cheque) or 22nd for electronic payments. Care should be taken when either of these two dates fall at a weeke... Continue reading
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21
Apr

The “Grandparents National Insurance Credit”

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Many working-age grandparents, who are not already making National Insurance payments or are obtaining National Insurance credits, could qualify for Class 3 National Insurance credits for looking after children aged under 12 which can be used to top up their income in retirement. In 2016 it is thou... Continue reading
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13
Apr

Marriage Allowance

Posted on in Tax
The marriage allowance lets you transfer 10% of your personal allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner if they earn more than you. This can reduce their tax bill by up to £230 per year. One of the couple must be a non-tax payer (earning less than £11,500 in 2017/18) and the other must be a ... Continue reading
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06
Apr

Tax-Free Childcare scheme

Posted on in Tax
The new Tax-Free Childcare scheme is a Government-backed scheme which provides help to parents towards the cost of childcare. The government will add 20p for every 80p put in by the parents which effectively gives you basic-rate tax back on what you pay.  In total you'll be able to use the sch... Continue reading
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09
Mar

LBW - Spring Budget 2017

Posted on in The Budget
Philip Hammond today delivered his first (and last) Spring Budget as Chancellor of The Exchequer.  We are as usual detailing below some of the more salient taxation features which we believe will be of interest to you. Personal Taxes, National Insurance and Pay There are no planned changes ... Continue reading
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02
Mar

Changes to HMRC's VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Posted on in VAT
As a result of the Autumn Statement on 23 November 2016, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the introduction of a new 16.5% VAT flat rate for businesses with limited costs. HMRC have now released legislation detailing the changes that come into effect from 1 April 2017. Businesses using the F... Continue reading
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01
Mar

Our client brokers a deal with UK Space Agency to help tackle illegal logging in Guatemala

Posted on in Client News
Our client Earth Observation Limited have recently brokered an exciting £5.3M deal with the UK Space Agency and will be tasked with providing a lot of the technical requirements in an initial 3 year program to help tackle illegal logging in Guatemala. The funding is part of the UK Space Agency’s In... Continue reading
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01
Feb

Property Tax Update

Posted on in Tax
We would like to take this opportunity, as we delve further into 2017, to recap on some important tax changes for rental property upcoming this year in respect of residential properties. Summary of some of the main changes being introduced by HMRC: Restrictions on mortgage interest relief for re... Continue reading
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