Dates and Deadlines for November/December 2018 Featured photo: Remembrance poppies at St Peter’s Church, Fleetwood, outside Jones Harris office windows. 1 November 2018 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 January 2018. 19 November 2018 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 November 2018. (If you pay […]

The Treasury has confirmed that the £50 note gets a new lease of life as it continues to be part of the UK’s currency. Also, the Bank of England will reissue it as a new modern polymer note. According to Treasury sources this will help clamp down on crime. The announcement follows a public consultation […]

The childcare voucher and directly contracted childcare schemes closed 4 October 2018. In time, these schemes will be replaced by the roll-out of the new Tax-Free Childcare: this offers parents £2,000 per year per child towards approved childcare costs. (This is extended to £4,000 for disabled children.) In a recent article HMRC confirmed the following […]

HMRC recently published a list of helpful reminders regarding the submission of monthly returns to HMRC. This article lists some of the points highlighted. Each month contractors must send HMRC a complete return of all payments made to subcontractors within the scheme in the preceding tax month. This is regardless of whether the subcontractors were […]

As many readers of our newsletter will be aware, HMRC is moving forwards with their digitisation of taxpayer VAT and Income Tax reporting requirements. Here are some of the latest announcements made by HMRC on the Making Tax Digital timeline. Making Tax Digital Timeline Mandatory filing of VAT returns using MTD compliant software will commence […]

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is being increased from 1 January 2019 to £1m from the present base level set some years ago of £200,000. The increase is due to be available for two years, until 31 December 2020. At this later date, the AIA will presumably return to the £200,000 limit. The AIA is […]

In his Autumn Budget delivered on 29 October 2018, Philip Hammond made a number of promises including measures to improve the lack-lustre retail sector in our High Streets. There is no doubt that the major online retailers have caused a major shift in the way we shop. As faster broadband has become more commonplace, and […]

You’ve decided to sell your business. You like the idea of a new challenge or maybe retirement into the sun. But when the time comes will stepping back from your business be that easy? Here at Jones Harris we’ve contributed the benefits of our advice to a special feature about selling a business in Lancashire […]

Blackpool Council purchased the airport from Balfour Beatty in 2017 to ensure the Squires Gate operation remained open for business. Now, the future Business Plan for Blackpool Airport is to be considered by the Council on Monday 5 November. The aim is to enable a long term, sustainable, operational airport and the successful delivery of […]

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