HMRC write off £4.3bn in Covid payments lost to fraud

HMRC write off £4.3bn in Covid payments lost to fraud

HMRC are expecting to recover £1 of every £4 stolen from the public purse by fraudsters during the pandemic. In figures published last week a total of £4.3 billion has been written off. This represents c74% of the total £5.8 billion that was stolen from its emergency...
NR Barton assists on sale of Lifting Gear UK Group

NR Barton assists on sale of Lifting Gear UK Group

(Pictured left to right: Scott Lees, Hayden Turner, Andrew Harrison, Jasmin Turner, Camilla Turner, Marina Turner, Chris Turner, Andy Stafford, Cathy Rogers.) A local Wigan accounting firm NR Barton, involved with Lifting Gear UK Group since their incorporation, has...
Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure The Chancellors autumn budget was released on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Whilst a lot of the budget was known before the official announcement there was a lot more detail released on the day. It remains to be seen how the country...
Hospitality VAT Rate Change

Hospitality VAT Rate Change

On 8 July 2020 the government announced it would introduce a temporary reduced VAT rate of 5% to certain supplies relating to hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation and admission to certain attractions. The reduced rate was intended to help hospitality and hotel...
Electric cars just got even more tax attractive

Electric cars just got even more tax attractive

The government’s recent announcement of a 1.25% health and social care levy may have broken their election manifesto pledge in the eyes of many, but it has also made the switch to an electric company car even more attractive for company owners and employees. In...
New appointment boosts firm’s tax offering

New appointment boosts firm’s tax offering

Pictured: Neil Whittingham and Scott Lees Wigan based accountancy and business advisory firm NR Barton has appointed former top ten tax advisor Scott Lees to head up its tax offering. Scott, a former Tax Manager at Azets (formerly CLB Coopers) in Bolton, specialises...