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Office Administrator (on behalf of a client)

28th February 2019
We are recruiting on behalf of one of our clients, who operates two separate companies based in Tweedbank. The role will include maintenance of the accounting records for both companies and raising invoices for customers, and as such the successful applicant will have bookkeeping experience, be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office, and be...

Important Message from Sage

25th February 2019
Missing transactions on VAT Return ‘We’ve identified a small issue, but don’t worry we’ve got you covered. If you run your VAT Return up to the period ending March 2019, the transactions for 31 March 2019 are not appearing. To make sure your calculations are correct when submitting your VAT Return, you can download and...

Changing landscape for company cars

20th February 2019
With a new tax regime being introduced on company cars and a changing landscape between petrol, diesel and electric vehicles to consider, Alister Biggar looks at the implications for business users. A staggering 55% of new cars registered in the UK go to the fleet market, and even though the landscape is changing between diesel,...

Another change to workplace pensions

19th February 2019
Pensions auto-enrolment has been phased in slowly and as you’ll know every employer must ensure that their eligible staff join a workplace pension unless they opt out. But there’s one last important change before the task is complete, Joanne Gibson finds out. Since early 2018 every employer has had to include eligible staff in a...

Good Work Plan – What does this mean for employers?

6th February 2019
The Government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ was published in December 2018 in response to the Taylor Review, with the heart of its vision stated as being its “commitment to improving quality of work in the UK”. In this article we look at what these new workplace laws will mean for employers. The Government appears to have...

ER conditions proving to be Alphabet Soup!

5th February 2019
Budget changes to the Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) conditions are proving difficult to translate into watertight law, so the government has announced a further test to provide a shortcut to what it intended to achieve. Kevin Ferguson wades through this Alphabet Soup and provides you with some answers! In last year’s Budget, the Chancellor announced several...

Get a UK EORI number to trade within the EU

30th January 2019
UK businesses trading with the EU will need a UK EORI number to continue trading in the event that Britain exits the EU without a deal. Kenny Logan outlines what is involved in this no cost application. With only two months until the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU, it is still tough for most...

Are you ready for Making Tax Digital in April?

14th January 2019
All businesses compulsorily registered for VAT will have to comply with Making Tax Digital from April 2019. But what are the key things to have in place to get your record keeping right? Kenny Logan advises. The first thing to confirm is that there will be no delay to Making Tax Digital for VAT and...

Salary sacrifice – what’s the tax position?

9th January 2019
One of your employees has asked if he can give up some of his salary for extra holiday. You’re aware that there are special tax and NI rules for sacrificing pay for benefits. How do they apply in this situation? Brona MacDougall advises. Since April 2017 where you offer an employee the choice of less...

Resolutions worth keeping

3rd January 2019
New Year is of course the time for making resolutions, some of which can be much more successful than others! However, it is also the time of year when business owners can make lasting changes that will improve profitability. What New Year’s resolutions should you consider making for your business? Tighten up your credit control...