Getting the most out of your temporary hires

Whether you’re in retail, hospitality, tourism, or one of the many other industries that find their golden months in the hectic festive season, you’ll almost certainly find yourself snowed under (pun intended) as the final weeks of 2017 approach. Chances are, you’ve already decided to get some additional help in the form of temporary staff.

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How to create a strong personality for your new business

There are so many things to do first when you start a new business: set up a bank account, choose your accountant, decide how long you can survive before paying yourself what you think you’re worth, choosing a business name, registering the business as a sole trader or a limited company, telling your friends and

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Guidance: VAT Notes 2017 Issue 4

This note contains information about:

  • using the correct HMRC bank account details with paying-in slips
  • paying VAT electronically
  • paying VAT, duty and handling fees on goods received from outside the EU
  • the new rules planned for 1 January 2018 on the disclosure of avoidance schemes
  • online applications for the Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme from 1 April 2018

Source: HMRC

Transparency data: HMRC exceptions to the government spending moratorium: 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017

Government departments have been exercising tighter controls on expenditure as part of a spending freeze (moratorium) in five key areas: consulting, property, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), recruitment, and advertising or marketing.

HMRC publishes details of approved expenditure in areas limited by spending controls, on a quarterly basis.

Source: HMRC