From Monday 16 – Sunday 22 March, this annual event will take place, celebrating B&B businesses up and down the country. Here at Jones Harris we’re proud to show our support too. As you can imagine, being based here on the Fylde Coast, we act for a number of such businesses. It’s hard work being […]

ACT NOW if you use accounting software with direct bank feeds. Sage is just one of the popular software providers which has put out a notification that new legislation comes into effect on 14 March. It changes the way that banks connect with accounting software, to make it more secure, accurate and easier to set […]

Dates and deadlines for this month and April, as we move into Spring: 1 March 2020 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 May 2019. 2 March 2020 – Self assessment tax for 2019/19 paid after this date will incur a 5% surcharge. 19 March 2020 – PAYE and NIC […]

Pubs will benefit from £1,000 business rates discount from April 2020. The cut is on top of previously announced plans to slash the bills of small shops by 50%. In a fresh demonstration of the government’s support for communities up and down the country, a new Pubs Relief will be introduced in April, with £1,000 […]

From April 2020, the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) pay rates will increase as set out below. NLW rates for workers aged 25 and over – from £8.21 to £8.72 per hour. NMW rates: workers aged 21–24 — from £7.70 to £8.20 per hour workers aged 18–20 — from £6.15 to […]

What can we expect from the budget? On the expenditure side, infrastructure and the NHS seem to be the two major areas for investment. HS2 and other rail improvements in the North are likely to be beneficiaries as will carbon capture and other climate related projects, for example, improving the energy efficiency of homes, schools […]

In a month’s time, 5 April 2020, the 2019-20 tax year expires. After this date many of the options to utilise allowances and claim reliefs to reduce tax for 2019-20 will disappear. A number of the reliefs to consider are listed below. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Any numbers quoted refer to […]

The UK Corporate Games take place in Lancaster in July 2020. Part of the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community it offers all kinds of benefits from team building to brand awareness. Why don’t you get involved? UK Corporate Games The Corporate Games has been staged successfully in great destinations worldwide since 1988, and you can be […]