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Students could save with tax refunds and changes to student loan repayments - 20 Oct, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

Students who have been heading back to university in recent weeks could be entitled to a helpful tax refund, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Those who worked through their summer holidays…

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Paper, plastic and pound coins: It’s all change for the UK’s cash - 20 Oct, 2017

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Last month saw the introduction of the new £10 note to replace the old cotton paper version, whilst this month sees our last chance to spend the old round £1 coin. Following in the footsteps of the new…

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The Finance Bill is back but brings very few changes - 20 Oct, 2017

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Earlier this year the Government revealed that many of the controversial provisions within its Finance Bill would be abandoned ahead of the snap general election, held in June, to ensure a trouble-free…

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Autumn Budget date announced - 20 Oct, 2017

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The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced that he will update the country on the state of the economy on Wednesday 22 November 2017, with the first Autumn Budget since the abolition of the Autumn Statement….

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Taxpayers begin to receive simple assessment requests (PA302) - 26 Sep, 2017

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Taxpayers throughout the UK will have begun to receive a simple assessment (form PA302) from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), which will request payment of tax that cannot be coded out under PAYE. A simple…

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New online forum launched by HMRC to give small business owners tax advice - 26 Sep, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

A new online forum has been launched by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) which has been designed to help business owners resolve simple issues associated with starting up and growing a company. The new…

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Government begins to play its hand at the Brexit negotiation table - 26 Sep, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

The Government has begun to put out a number of position papers which aim to set out how it expects to negotiate with the European Union (EU) during the Brexit process. The proposals, released at the end…

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Changes in delivery of SA302 forms may mean self-employed miss out on mortgages - 26 Sep, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

Self-employed workers in the UK have stated that they are finding it difficult to secure a mortgage, after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) made changes to the way it issues details of tax calculations…

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HMRC dynamic coding causes issues for taxpayers - 26 Sep, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

Since July, this year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been utilising its new system of dynamic coding, which permits in-year adjustments (IYAs) of a person’s tax code. Under the new regime, codes…

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Refreshed and ready to think about your tax return? - 26 Sep, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

Now that the summer holidays are coming to a close, the tan is fading and the shorts are being packed away until next year, we’re issuing a polite reminder that now may be a good time to begin thinking…

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