Category Archives: BR Blog

June 20, 2017

Cyber Fraud

The recent “Wannacry” cyber attack which disrupted organisations around the globe, including our own National Health Service, brings into focus the increasing risk of cyber attacks and cyber fraud facing businesses today. Businesses need to be alert to these risks and take steps to protect their own IT infrastructures.
June 19, 2017

HMRC’s improved powers to attack overseas online sellers

Effective from 15 September 2016, HMRC have new and improved defences against businesses selling through online marketplaces, who should be VAT registered in the UK but are not. Background Where goods are sent from outside the EU to individuals in the EU, these are imports for VAT purposes.
June 09, 2017

The elections, Brexit and the economy

Being relatively new to Britain, I am learning new things about my newly adopted country on a daily basis and was reminded about this only this morning when I opened my news feed and saw the election results.
May 23, 2017

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was initially announced in the Spring Budget 2015 as part of the government’s initiative to make it “easier for individuals and businesses to keep on top of their tax affairs”.
May 15, 2017

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

From 6 April 2017 employers in Great Britain with more than 250 staff will be required by law to publish the following four types of figures annually on their own website and on a specific government website: Gender pay gap (mean and median averages) Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages) Proportion of men and. . .
April 28, 2017

Brexit and optimism… are we finally there?

Whisper it quietly but is business finally starting to feel optimistic about Brexit? After months of Remainers being paralysed by the fear of leaving the EU, might there now be reasons to be cheerful? Certainly that appears to be the impression given by a recent survey by Deloitte, which suggests that optimism continues to grow. . .
April 12, 2017

Wedding Gift List – Presents from the Chancellor!

Despite my optimistic sounding title, I’m afraid to say (depending on your political persuasion) Phillip Hammond will not be attending a wedding near you bearing gifts. Having recently being at a friend’s wedding, I can say the above with some degree of confidence.
April 10, 2017

Brexit – some points for consideration

The U.K. has embarked on its most significant, bold journey in the last two decades – and now it is full steam ahead. The decision to leave the European Union will affect everyone, interactions with companies and government alike.
March 31, 2017

The embarrassing National Insurance U-Turn

Just a week after the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced in his first budget that the National Insurance contributions for the self-employed would go up by 2% by 2019, the Government made a U-turn and scrapped plans to increase this proposed hike.
March 30, 2017

Company and Audit Size Limits – Will demand for audit decrease?

Back in 2015 the Companies Act incorporated the new EU Accounting Directive meaning company size limits saw a much needed increase as have the audit thresholds which were increased to be the same as the company size limits.
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