The ‘holistic approach’ to professional advice: Why small businesses need it

In recent months the Big Four accounting firms have been making known their plans to edge more and more into the legal market. And with the latest news of a potential forced breakup of the Big Four following the Carillion debacle, many commentators are saying this move into legal is only going to happen faster.

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British Small Business Awards winners: Marc Wileman of Sublime Science

The 2018 British Small Business Awards (BSBAs), held in Central London on October 31st, will bring together the brightest stars of the small business economy with the vendors, advisers and financiers that help them start, run, grow and succeed. You could still find yourself on one of our shortlists for this prestigious event. To be

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House of Fraser lenders demand new funds

Lenders to House of Fraser (HoF) are demanding that its Chinese shareholder injects fresh funding into the struggling department store chain as it finalises a rescue plan that would see dozens of its high street outlets close.
Source: SkyBus

Barclays launches £500 million fund for SMBs

Barclays is launching a new £500 million growth fund for small and medium-sized businesses in the north of England. The fund is part of the bank’s commitment to support the government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative. It aims to inject investment into businesses across the region with favourable terms for manufacturing, transport and logistics companies, helping them

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Detailed guide: Help and support for Making Tax Digital

These webinars are aimed at businesses and agents interested in the Making Tax Digital pilots for VAT and Income Tax.

If you want to attend an upcoming live event, register and sign in at least 5 minutes before it starts. You can ask your host questions using the on-screen text box.

Making Tax Digital pilot for Income Tax

Watch a YouTube video about the basics of the Making Tax Digital pilot for Income Tax.

Catch up with the latest available webinar about Making Tax Digital for Income Tax to find out:

  • what’s changing
  • how to sign up for the Income Tax pilot
  • where you can find more information

Agent services and Income Tax

Catch up with the latest available webinar about the agent services and Income Tax pilot to find out:

  • about the basics of Making Tax Digital
  • how to sign up to the pilot and create an agent services account
  • how to sign your clients up to the pilot
  • about the VAT pilot later this year
  • use software to send Income Tax updates to HMRC on behalf of your clients

Making Tax Digital pilot for VAT

Catch up with the latest available webinar about the VAT pilot for agents to find out:

  • what you need to do to help your clients prepare for the change
  • how to get involved in the pilot

Source: HMRC