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Criminal Finances Act 2017: what you need to know

As you are aware, in the aftermath of the Panama Papers scandal the government gave law enforcement agencies new powers to seize suspected criminal property without bringing a prosecution.
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Autumn Statement Highlights

Here are the key announcements relevant to our Industry made by the Chancellor
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Seven Golden rules of running a Single Person Limited Company

Companies House statistics show that more people than ever people are choosing to set up their own business. It’s important that budding entrepreneurs and business owners understand their responsibilities alongside all of the benefits of running their own business.
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Employment Status – Spotlight: Sport Clubs & Coaches

Over the coming months, we plan to put a number of self-employed occupations in the Spotlight. OBK Tax’s first feature comes off the back of another successful Olympics from Team GB.
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IR35 Consultation - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Thursday, 18th August 2016 was the closing date for responses to HMRC’s latest proposed overhaul of IR35 for ‘Personal Service Companies’ (PSC’s) supplying to the Public Sector.
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The end of free banking and the start of digital payments.

With a diverse range of clients across a range of sectors we know first-hand that many people have difficulty in opening a bank account and also many want a safe and secure payment card or method, with no requirement they be linked to a bank account.
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"What's in a name?" - Licensing and Trademarking

Securing your Intellectual property should be right near the top of all business managers and owners “things to do list”.
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First blood – MSC Victory for HMRC

HMRC are rightly very pleased with their recent tax tribunal victory in the first real test of the Managed Service Company (MSC) legislation
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CITB Levy – the new Levy Order

The current training levy is changing. The latest Levy Order, which will be implemented in 2016, will see the collection of the levy from companies
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CITB - Frequently Asked Questions - Source CITB - September 2015

CITB Frequently Asked Questions
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How the new CITB Levy arrangements will work in 2017

Employers will no longer need to declare labour-only payments received from other employers as the offset mechanism will be removed. This offset is currently available to employers carrying out labour-only contracts for other employers i
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Did you know – you could be missing out on receiving a marriage allowance?

Not everyone is aware of the government’s Marriage Allowance so make sure you are not missing out
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Umbrella R.I.P

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Tax Rates 2016-17

Tax Rates for 2016-17
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