The Lancashire LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England. There is still funding available for applicants in West Lancashire, so make sure you don’t miss out by getting in touch with them now. The LEADER  programme was launched just over two years ago and has already funded projects totaling £1.7m. It’s partly funded […]

Join the Lancashire Forum Creative Extra Business Growth Programme that starts on 27 February 2018. This is a new business, leadership and innovation development programme from University of Central Lancashire, designed specifically for Lancashire-based Creative and Digital SMEs. It’s not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ programme – it’s been designed from the outset with the needs of creative […]

You should have already submitted your Self-Assessment Tax Return, and before the 31 January 2018 deadline. However, if you’re rushing because you haven’t, here are some basic mistakes to avoid which you could easily make in your haste. (And they’re good pointers to remember for next year). Easy Mistakes to Avoid when Completing your Tax Return […]

Jones Harris are delighted to share the news that the SpareParts Festival, as pioneered by Fleetwood Festival of Transport (or Tram Sunday as its known), is to receive a three-year investment thanks to Arts Council England. The £528,000 investment will see the hugely popular transport themed art festival ‘accelerate’ to three northern transport events this […]

  “Should Millennials forget retirement or at least the word ‘pension’?” asks Mark O’Neill, Director at Jones Harris Chartered Financial Planners.  “Retirement is an old-fashioned concept, and ‘pension’ is a word that has become tainted.” Mark goes on to comment, “The concept of retirement was to stop work at 65 for men and 60 for […]

1 February 2018 – Due date for corporation tax payable for the year ended 30 April 2017. 19 February 2018 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 February 2018. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 February 2018) 19 February 2018 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]

A company, Casio Services Ltd (CSL), had been registered with Companies House since June 2016, and after that confirmation by Companies House the directors would no doubt have felt that they could trade with the registered name with no restriction. Unfortunately, Casio Electronics Co Limited (CECL), a previously registered business disagreed. CECL were not happy […]

With no agreement on tariffs, the UK will be treated as any other non-EU trading nation post Brexit. Consequently, UK importers would be required to make an up-front VAT payment in addition to any customs duties. This VAT payment will rank as input VAT that can be reclaimed from HMRC. However, a problem will arise […]

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