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Our News & Advice section serves as a valuable resource for the latest industry insights, tax updates, and financial planning tips.


Are You Getting Minimum Wage Payments Right?

On the 20th February, the Government named and shamed 524 businesses for failing to pay the minimum wage to their staff. These failures amounted to a total of nearly £16 million that had not been paid to their workers. Each


Companies House Fees To Increase From 1 May 2024

Companies House have reviewed the fees they charge and have released details of the new charges that will apply from 1 May 2024. Companies House work on a cost recovery basis, so the fees are set to cover their costs


National Apprenticeship Week 2024

This week is National Apprenticeship Week! The week brings together businesses and individuals who are passionate about apprenticeships in order to celebrate the value, benefit and opportunity that they bring. Here at Jones Harris, we believe we have a duty

Side Hustle Tax

There is No New ‘Side Hustle Tax’, Say Experts

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group has reassured those selling goods and services online that they won’t be subject to a new “side hustle tax”, despite information online suggesting otherwise. While there are new rules (as of 1 January 2024),


Find A Grant Service

Find a grant is a UK government service that allows businesses to search all UK government-funded grants. Businesses can use the website to browse or search for available grants, check if they are eligible, and find out how to apply


Action Fraud Warns of Remote Access Scams

Action Fraud has received over 30 crime reports since June 2023 relating to remote access scams targeting businesses, with victims reporting losses totalling over £3.8 million. Based on analysis of crime reports by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, Action Fraud


New Hospitality Employment Programme

The pilot scheme, set to launch in Liverpool before being rolled out to other major cities over the coming months, will see benefit claimants gain an industry recognised accreditation, endorsed by industry leaders including Greene King, Marriot Hotels, and ACC


One-Stop-Shop to Help Businesses Save Money and Go Green

British businesses will be able to access advice and support to reduce their energy bills while cutting their carbon emissions. The UK Business Climate Hub, launched in August, includes a free carbon calculator and a suite of new tools to help businesses


The Autumn Statement is Scheduled For 22nd November 2023

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed that the Autumn Statement will be on 22 November 2023. The Autumn Statement can affect tax policy, benefits, and much more. The Chancellor will make his announcement to Parliament, setting out


We Are Rebranding

Jones Harris have been serving Lancashire’s business community for over fifty years, so to celebrate this fantastic achievement, and to align with our future growth plans, we have made the strategic decision to embark on an exciting re-brand. Being proud


Jones Harris: You Dedicated Partners in Business

Jones Harris is where accounting meets innovation and passion. Nestled in the heart of Fleetwood, we are more than just accountants; we are your dedicated partners in business. Our goal is to provide personalised and specialist advice that resonates with