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No Deal Brexit – What About VAT?

The Government and HMRC have updated its collection of high-level guides called “partnership packs”, intended to help businesses involved in importing and exporting prepare for changes to customs procedures after 29 March 2019 in the event of a “no deal” scenario. If the UK exits the EU without a deal, UK businesses will have to […]

Read more February 18th, 2019

CGT On Property Sales Due Within 30 Days From 2020

Draft legislation in the next Finance Bill will introduce significant changes to the reporting of residential property disposals and the payment of CGT from 6 April 2020. Currently, non-UK resident taxpayers disposing of UK residential property are required to report the disposal to HMRC within 30 days. The new legislation extends this reporting obligation to […]

Read more August 13th, 2018

Changes To The Government Gateway

The government gateway that many businesses use to make online submissions for VAT Returns, EC sales lists, and CIS Returns is to be decommissioned on 14 February 2018. This will be replaced with a new platform. This change will affect some businesses using old software that currently integrates with the gateway to make online submissions. […]

Read more January 24th, 2018

Shapcotts Accountants Welcomes Nick Parkes As Partner

It’s all about teamwork as long-standing Derby accountancy firm appoints keen sportsman as new director Derby firm Shapcotts Accountants has welcomed an experienced professional and seasoned sportsman to the helm after appointing him a director. Nick Parkes, who joined Shapcotts in the spring of 2016, brings three decades of accountancy knowledge to his role as […]

Read more January 11th, 2017

Shapcotts Accountants Merge With Historic Derby Firm Blythe Squire Wilson

Shapcotts are pleased to announce they have merged with fellow Derby based Chartered Accountants Blythe Squires Wilson earlier this year. Blythe’s has a long history in Derby originally Younghusband Taft & Co in the early part of the 20th Century. The firm continued to evolve to become Arthur Blythe & Co and it was in […]

Read more June 4th, 2015

What Happens If I Don’t Pay the National Minimum Wage?

Earlier this month Norman Lamb, the Minister for Employment Relations named an employer under the BIS Scheme for “naming and shaming” employers who flaunt the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Legislation. Mrs Rita Patel, the owner of Treena Professional Hair and Beauty based in Leicester has been named as the latest offender. She failed to pay […]

Read more September 17th, 2012

Missing CIS Vouchers

We remind construction companies of their responsibility to maintain adequate records in respect of CIS deductions made by contractors from payments they receive and CIS deductions made by them from payments made to sub-contractors. There have been a number of instances each year where we have had to contact HMRC on behalf of clients for […]

Read more November 12th, 2010