Budgeting for employment costs

Published on 30th November 2018

Employee costs are a substantial element in many food and drink businesses. With the National Living Wage currently set at […]

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Reward-based crowdfunding in the food & drink industry

Published on 30th November 2018

Reward based crowdfunding continues to be an evolving area and is overlooked by many businesses looking to raise finance. There […]

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VAT treatment of catering and takeaway food

Published on 30th November 2018

It has been 6 years since George Osborne’s proposed ‘Pasty Tax’ hit the headlines and caused protests throughout the South […]

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Making Tax Digital for VAT: where are we now?

Published on 30th November 2018

The government’s landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) for business initiative is set to take effect from 1 April 2019, beginning […]

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Simpkins Edwards: reaction to Autumn Budget 2018

Published on 30th October 2018

Mark Simic, partner at Simpkins Edwards LLP, commented: “Many listening to the Chancellor’s Budget will have let out a sigh […]

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Budget 2018

Published on 30th October 2018

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October 2018. In his speech he stated that […]

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Farmers averaging

Published on 12th October 2018

For most farmers the wet and cold winter resulted in lengthy housing of livestock and a setback to crops. Then […]

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Who owns the farm property?

Published on 11th October 2018

Many UK farms are owned jointly which can cause issues with the question of succession or sale. For example, in […]

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT – the essentials

Published on 10th October 2018

Applies to all VAT registered farm businesses with a ‘taxable turnover’ above £85,000. ‘Taxable turnover’ includes standard, reduced and zero-rated […]

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Flat rate VAT scheme

Published on 9th October 2018

The Flat Rate scheme was introduced to cut red tape for tax payers. It is more likely to be of […]

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