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February 13, 2020

Time to pay’ arrangements get easier

For taxpayers who have trouble affording their tax bills, HRMC has updated its process for setting up time to pay arrangements. If you have missed the self-assessment filing deadline of 31 January, and are struggling to cover your tax payments, you can now set up a time to pay arrangement online with HMRC.
January 30, 2020

Call you back – new HMRC guidance on taxing mobiles

If you’ve received a new mobile phone from your employer for the new year, new guidance from HMRC on the taxation of the device may be useful. As increasing numbers of employees are using phones provided by their workplace, differentiating between business and personal use can become tricky.
January 28, 2020

Self-assessment comes calling again

Not everyone enjoys the holiday season, but for some it creates a useful breathing space. For some Christmas Day presented the opportunity to submit their self-assessment tax return.  It happens every year – the countdown to the end of January. Many of us make pre-new year’s resolutions to get our self-assessment forms done early.
January 23, 2020

How to avoid becoming a micro-manager

Holding your employees accountable without micro-managing can prove difficult for any business owner or manager. We have all been in a situation where we know we can do something better ourselves.
January 21, 2020

Duvet Days and Hangover Days

As flexible working becomes more commonplace, new trends are emerging in terms of absence management. Employers are embracing change. Flexible working, working from home, working part time or job-sharing are all relatively recent developments in the modern workplace.
January 16, 2020

Do you need a desk for everyone in your office?

Office space is expensive. Do you really need to have a dedicated desk for each and every employee? Recent years have brought a lot of changes to the office environment, particularly as technology develops and the next generation of employees has come through to management.
January 14, 2020

The Future of Work

There is a lot of jargon out there around “the future of work”. What does it really mean for businesses? There is a lot of buzz around trends like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, remote working, agile working, augmented reality (AR) and various other new concepts.
January 12, 2020

Effective internal communication

Effective internal communication is key to creating an engaged workforce. Effective communication between a company and its employees enables businesses to fully tap into the unique knowledge, insights, and talents of its people. Having an effective internal communication strategy can help to avoid misunderstandings.
January 09, 2020

Jasmine joins the partners

Congratulations to Jasmine Worth who has become a partner of the firm with effect from 1 January 2020.  She becomes the second female partner of the firm based in the East London office, and joins Layla Martin and Alex Bari to head up the Tax Team at Leytonstone House.
January 08, 2020

2018/2019 tax return – deadline is looming

As we hurtle towards the 31st January 2020 filing deadline for 2018-19 self-assessment tax returns, a gentle reminder to please send your personal tax return information to your tax adviser as soon as possible, if you haven’t already done so. Last year 93% of taxpayers filed their tax returns by the 31st January deadline.
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