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We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Spotlight.

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Our festive opening times

Please see our opening times between Christmas & New Year.

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Help for people and businesses affected by the flooding

During its height in November, the devastating flooding in South Yorkshire saw 38 pumps moving 50 million litres of water across eight locations to try to protect local homes and businesses.

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Is my Christmas bonus tax-free?

The festive season is well under way and for some lucky employees they can look forward to much more than just the office party, an extended festive break and the eagerly anticipated ‘secret santa’ gift!

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Paying tax arrears? How does a ‘time to pay’ plan work?

Research from one of the UK’s top accountancy firms, backed up by HMRC data, showed that by the end of 2018/19 well over half a million companies and individuals were on ‘time to pay’ (TTP) arrangements. The major factors cited for this was Brexit and the slowing of the economy.

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Why new dads are not taking up shared parental leave

Shared Parental Leave (SPL) was introduced in 2015. The idea was that it would help parents share up to 50 weeks of leave and 37 weeks of statutory pay between them after the birth of their baby to allow them to take an equal sharing role in looking after their child taken either in blocks or all at once, either staggered between parents or taken together.

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Work-life balance tops employees wish list

People always aspire towards achieving the elusive ‘work-life balance’, but in 2019 there is an increased expectation as employees look to their workplace for more than just salary and perks.

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Making Tax Digital for VAT registrations see last minute surge

Businesses dashed to sign up for Making Tax Digital (MTD) before the first quarterly VAT submission deadline, according to figures released by HMRC.

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Will a tax on plastic packaging solve the problem?

The Treasury has promised to bring in a new ‘plastic tax’, and under these proposals, the tax will apply to all plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content which is manufactured in the UK, as well as unfilled packaging imported into the country.

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