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How long do you want to work for?

Some recent employment figures revealed some rather incredible numbers in that 76% of those aged 16–64 were working – that’s the joint highest level ever, and up 0.7% on a year ago!

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Nominated (Again!) At This Years’ Small Awards

We have for the second year running been nominated for a prestigious award that recognises small businesses up and down the country for their growth, creativity and commitment to their local communities.

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We are Up and running - MTD for VAT is here!

After numerous tests and a couple of pilots, Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT eventually went live on 1 April without much of a hiccup!

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Self - assessment penalties delayed until April

HMRC warns that £100 self-assessment penalty notices (2017/18) automatically issued in February, will now be sent at the end of April.

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International Mother Language Day - why language skills are great for business

With International Mother Language Day upon us - which promotes ‘linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism’, it’s a timely reminder that when it comes to learning a second language, British people are not really very good at it.

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How flexible employee packages can really add value

Flexible working hours, bigger pension contributions and extra holiday for long service are amongst top work perks British employees want, according to some recent surveys.

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Gig economy workplace rights receives a welcome boost

Agency workers, those on zero hour contracts or “gig economy” workers to be protected by a package of workplace reforms, following the government’s positive response to the Taylor Review.

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VAT change coming for construction industry

In just under a year’s time, HMRC will change the way it collects VAT from construction organisations. The new VAT reverse charge will apply to construction or building related services from October 2019.

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Why studying for ACCA qualification is great for your career!

Here are some personal insights from Lawrence Grant’s Accounts Assistant, James Roberts, as to why you should think about studying for this qualification. Plus, tips on the best approach, and what the potential rewards could be.

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