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Please see below for a range of useful blog posts, resources and latest news stories which may be of interest to you.

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9 Jul 2018

VAT reverse charge for construction services consultation

Posted by - Morgan Davies

HMRC proposes to introduce new VAT rules for construction services which are subject to consultation.HMRC has published a draft statutory in...

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9 Jul 2018

Enterprise Management Incentive continues

Posted by - Sarah Grandison

It has previously been reported that the Enterprise Management Incentive scheme State Aid approval lapsed on 6 April 2018. HMRC had previous...

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6 Jul 2018

HMRC saves public £2.4M by stopping fraudsters

Posted by - Jamie Skelding

HMRC has announced that it has saved the public over £2.4m by tackling fraudsters that trick them into using premium rate phone numbers for...

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5 Jul 2018

HMRC extends RTI late filing easement until April 2019

Posted by - Kerrie Given

HMRC has extended the payroll Real Time Information (RTI) late filing easement until April 2019.Under RTI payroll obligations employers must...

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4 Jul 2018

UK ‘tax gap’ falls to 5.7%

Posted by - Kevin Johns

HMRC has confirmed that the tax gap for 2016/17 has fallen to 5.7%.The ‘tax gap’ is the difference between the tax that should theoretic...

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3 Jul 2018

Latest guidance for employers

Posted by - Kerrie Given

HMRC have issued the latest version of the Employer Bulletin. This June edition has articles on a number of issues including:P11D and P11D(b...

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2 Jul 2018

Workers’ rights for Pimlico Plumber

Posted by - Kevin Johns

A plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling.The Supreme court has backed up an earlier ruling by an Employ...

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26 Jun 2018

Use of secure document portal in light of GDPR

Posted by - Laurence Moore

Now that GDPR has come into force we are sending more documents to clients via our Secure Document Portal. This also enables clients and con...

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11 Jun 2018

Wales to set devolved income tax rates

Posted by - Kevin Johns

From April 2019, the National Assembly for Wales will be able to vary the rates of income tax payable by Welsh taxpayers.Responsibility for ...

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11 Jun 2018

State Aid approval granted for the Enterprise Management Incentive

Posted by - Sarah Grandison

It has previously been reported that the Enterprise Management Incentive State Aid approval lapsed on 6 April 2018. On 15 May EU approval wa...

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Blog

25 Jun 2018

Forensic Lite

Posted by - Leigh Dudley

The perception of experts is that they are expensive! Many feel that it’s like a train journey; once instructed, the train you have just b...

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25 Jun 2018

GDPR and Expert Reports

Posted by - Adrian Pym

As a result of GDPR we have reviewed the way in which we will issue expert reports, and other confidential information in future.We have for...

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25 Jun 2018

Dorridge day fun run

Posted by - Jonathan Stobart

As a local business we embrace the opportunity to involve ourselves in community events.This years Dorridge day fun run was also supporting ...

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25 Jun 2018

Google - be aware of your Google presence

Posted by - Jonathan Stobart

Google is by far the most poplar, and powerful, search engine out there. It is estimated that Google now processes 40,000 search queries eve...

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20 Jun 2018

Expert Determination

Posted by - Adrian Pym

Unless you have been involved in the process, expert determination may mean very little to you. However, as the number of corporate transact...

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15 May 2018

Direct debit

Posted by - Jamie Skelding

Here at Prime Accountants Group we continually look for improvements in the way we deliver services and interact with our clients. We have a...

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3 May 2018

New Vice Presidents

Posted by - Kevin Johns

I am constantly amazed to see the contributions of time with knowledge and advice made by volunteers in all walks of life. Whether busy prof...

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26 Apr 2018

Future Faces

Posted by - Kevin Johns

Solihull Chamber is acknowledging the rapid growth of our young professionals by holding our first Future Faces social event which will take...

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19 Apr 2018

Mental health and stress

Posted by - Kevin Johns

At Solihull Chamber we hold networking events throughout the year which give us the opportunity to chat to our neighbouring businesses and r...

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18 Apr 2018

Prime Plastic to Paper

Posted by - Kevin Johns

The level of plastic waste is headline news and more companies are making changes to live in a more environmentally friendly manner.  Prime...

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Videos

15 Feb 2018

Branding video

Posted by - Jonathan Stobart

6 Feb 2018

Prime Charity Firewalk

Posted by - Kevin Johns

Resources

26 Jun 2018

Prime VC Portal Instructions

Posted by - Laurence Moore

At Prime we file documents electronically using a system called Virtual Cabinet. This useful guide explains how to register and use the system.

14 Jun 2018

Charity News

Posted by - Mike Jellicoe

Our Charity News includes useful guidance on keeping vulnerable beneficiaries, employees and volunteers safe. We also consider the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), updates on Charitable Incorporated Organisations and other pertinent issues giving you the inside track on the sector's current hot topics and latest guidance.

17 Apr 2018

Age discrimination

Posted by - Kevin Johns

The Equality Act 2010 replaces all previous equality legislation, including the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. The Equality Act covers age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. These are now called 'protect characteristics'.

17 Apr 2018

Agency workers regulations

Posted by - Kevin Johns

Regulations which took effect from 1 October 2011 mean that workers supplied to a company, or to any other entity, by an agency will become entitled to receive pay and basic working conditions equivalent to any directly employed employees after a 12 week qualifying period.

17 Apr 2018

Annual Leave

Posted by - Kevin Johns

Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (as amended), workers are entitled to paid statutory annual leave of 5.6 weeks (28 days if the employee works five days a week). This basic entitlement is inclusive of bank holidays. This annual leave entitlement is now closer to that of workers in other European countries, where holiday allowance is typically more generous. Workers in Ireland are entitled to 29 days; the highest minimum entitlement is in Austria at 38 days.

17 Apr 2018

Bribery Act 2010

Posted by - Kevin Johns

The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) applies across the UK and all businesses need to be aware of it's requirements. The Act includes a 'corporate' offence of 'failure of commercial organisations to prevent bribery'.

17 Apr 2018

Business Motoring - Tax Aspects

Posted by - Sarah Grandison

This factsheet focuses on the current tax position of business motoring, a core consideration of many business. The aim is to provide a clear explanation of the tax deductions available on different types of vehicle expenditure in a variety of business scenarios.

17 Apr 2018

Business structures - Which should I use?

Posted by - Kevin Johns

Having made the decision to be your own boss, it is important to decide the best legal and taxation structure for your enterprise. The most suitable structure for you will depend on your personal situation and your future plans. The decision you make will have repercussions on the way you are taxed, your exposure to creditors and other matters.

17 Apr 2018

Capital allowances

Posted by - Sarah Grandison

The cost of purchasing capital equipment in a business is not a revenue tax deductible expense. However tax relief is available on certain capital expenditure in the form of capital allowances.

17 Apr 2018

Capital gains tax

Posted by - Sarah Grandison

A capital gain arises when certain capital (or 'chargeable') assets are sold at a profit. The gain is the sale proceeds (net of selling costs) less the purchase price (including acquisition costs).

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