There’s a new ‘Responsible Individual’ at Jones Harris and we’d like to congratulate one of the newest members of the team on achieving this status. New ‘Responsible Individual’ at Jones Harris Each person responsible for audit work and signing audit reports in an audit firm must be a Responsible Individual.  To become a Responsible Individual, the […]

The new, £8 million workplace health programme ‘Business Health Matters’ has launched in Lancashire. It’s a revolutionary new initiative that will support businesses across Lancashire in improving the health and wellbeing of their employees. The Active Lancashire led programme has brought together the expertise of specialists at the University of Central Lancashire, ukactive and Lancashire […]

Did you know that there’s a FREE Access to Work Mental Health Support Service? Help your employees who are struggling with a mental health condition which affects them at work. They can access confidential advice and support as part of the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service. Experienced advisers, trained in supporting mental health […]

Will your business take part in Purple Tuesday? It’s about improving the disabled customer experience, by engaging with organisations of all sizes in all industries. It aims to raise understanding, put the right solutions in place and equip your team to deliver 365 days a year. Take Part in Purple Tuesday Purple Tuesday is on […]

1 October 2021 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 December 2020. 19 October 2021 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 October 2021. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 October 2021.) 19 October 2021 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]

University students taking part-time jobs are at increased risk of falling victim to scams, HMRC is warning. Higher numbers of students going to university this year means more young people may choose to take on part-time work. Being new to interacting with HMRC and unfamiliar with genuine contact from the department could make them vulnerable to scams. […]

In a recent press release issued by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with the leading title “Unleashing Data’s Power”, it was announced: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is set for an overhaul to drive greater innovation and growth in the UK’s data sector and better protect the public from major data threats, […]

From April 2022, in line with announcements made last month, National Insurance Class 1 contributions (that will affect employed persons and their employers) and Class 4 contributions (that will affect the self-employed), are increasing by 1.25%. These increases will affect all employed and self-employed workers that presently pay National Insurance. This increase will only apply […]

If you have been keeping up with announcements from Downing Street, you will know that from April 2022 the hybrid rates of Income Tax on dividend income are increasing by 1.25 percentage points. The changes from April 2022 are: The first £2,000 of dividends received are free of any additional tax charge, no change here. […]

HMRC has restarted debt collection activities with taxpayers. It will initially focus on activities relating to collecting debts from people who are least affected by Covid-19: those who are most able to pay their tax debts taxpayers who have not responded to any correspondence or have not contacted HMRC to manage their account and arrears. […]