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Peterborough businesses are urged to share their views in an influential economic survey

Peterborough businesses are being urged to share their mood and plans for the year ahead to help shape an influential economic survey. The Greater Peterborough Business Survey 2019, now in its sixth year, is urging new businesses to join the 150 firms that filled out last year’s survey… read more


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Rawlinsons set to welcome entrepreneur recognised by the Queen and Government at annual Business Conference

An entrepreneur recognised by the Queen and Government for her business achievements is speaking at a major event in Peterborough. Keynote speaker Caroline Plumb OBE – who has been involved in launching three high-profile companies over the last 15 years – will be joined by prominent members of… read more


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Senior promotions announced at Rawlinsons Accountants

A Cambridgeshire business advisory firm has made four senior promotions to support the business’ ambitious growth plans. Rawlinsons, part of the Baldwins Group, has promoted Marie Craig, Matt Holmes, Richard Monkhouse and Craig Tolliday to the role of associate director. Marie joined Rawlinsons as a trainee in 2002… read more


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CogitalGroup Corporate Update & Publication of Annual Review

Achieved significant growth in the first two years On-track to be a leading, technology supported international business services group CogitalGroup, the international business services group focused on entrepreneurial and private businesses, provides an update on progress since launch two years ago alongside the publication of its annual review,… read more


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Business group calls for HMRC to simplify tax administration

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) recently called for HMRC to ‘cut the complexity’ associated with tax administration and compliance. A survey carried out by the business group in conjunction with software company Avalara suggested that 75% of firms believe that the overall burden of tax administration and… read more


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HMRC publishes VAT Notice for Making Tax Digital

In July 2018, HMRC published a new VAT Notice for Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT), providing ‘additional clarity’ for businesses mandated to use the system from April 2019. Under MTD for VAT, businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) will be… read more


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Mental health becoming ‘less taboo’ in UK workplaces

A survey conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in conjunction with insurer Aviva has suggested that discussing mental health in the workplace is becoming ‘less taboo’ for both employers and employees. Almost 30% of firms have experienced an increase in the number of employees taking time… read more


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Government scraps its plans to abolish Class 2 NICs

The government recently scrapped its plans to abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs). They were originally due to be abolished in April 2018, but the plans were delayed for a year until April 2019. The government has now announced that Class 2 NICs will not be abolished… read more


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Tax Tip: Lettings Relief Changes

Following the recent budget, plans were announced that from April 2020, lettings relief will only be available to landlords in shared occupancy with the tenant. For any landlords who have previously lived in their buy-to-let property, this could have a significant impact on capital gains tax payable if… read more


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Tax Tip: Capital Gains Tax Savings with Spousal Transfers

For those incurring, or about to incur capital gains tax on the sale of investments, consider the fact that married couples can make transfers between each other without incurring such a charge. This way, a transfer of an investment, or share of an investment, to a spouse immediately… read more