Improving efficiencies with a cloud based purchase order system

Improving efficiencies with a cloud based purchase order system

Segregation of duties is important for any business, but even more so as your company grows. The delegation of work allows everyone to be more efficient, meaning the right skill levels can undertake the appropriate tasks and the company to continue to grow. Approval...
Delays to R&D tax credit claims

Delays to R&D tax credit claims

Businesses have been experiencing “significant delays” to their research and development (R&D) tax credit claims in recent months. R&D relief is available to companies that work on innovative projects in science and technology, with the aim of...
HMRC publishes new IR35 guidance

HMRC publishes new IR35 guidance

New guidance has been published on the HMRC website, covering changes to the off-payroll working rules known as IR35 which will come into effect next year. From 6 April 2020, medium and large-sized businesses will be responsible for deciding the employment status of...
120k firms miss MTD for VAT deadline

120k firms miss MTD for VAT deadline

More than 120,000 VAT-registered businesses in the UK missed the August deadline to file returns through Making Tax Digital (MTD). HMRC confirmed that around 116,000 businesses with quarterly obligations and 5,000 firms that file monthly returns did not sign up in...
Open Banking and how this impacts Xero

Open Banking and how this impacts Xero

New EU standards, due to take effect from 14 September 2019, will change the way some banks connect to Xero. To comply with the new requirements, many of Xero’s bank feeds will be replaced by new direct feeds using Open Banking. What is Open Banking? Open Banking...
Acquisition activity suppressed by market uncertainties

Acquisition activity suppressed by market uncertainties

More than half of UK companies are said to be holding off mergers and acquisitions as market uncertainty causes a risk aversion. Chief amongst factors causing the uncertainty is Brexit and current risk appetite levels are the lowest since the financial crisis of 2008....