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HMRC cites Brexit concerns for firms amid lenient stance on digital VAT fines

HMRC has cited businesses’ need to get ready for Brexit as a factor in adopting a lenient approach on penalties during the first phase of…

GAG Pooling – Will it make schools better off?

Since 2013, multi-academy trusts have been able to take a section of the general annual grant (GAG) from each academy in its trust to create…

How do we improve audit quality after record high audit watchdog fines?

By Steve Cox, IRIS Chief Evangelist Did you see how much The Financial Reporting Council issued in fines for the last year? The answer, a…

Unmanageable Management: Why spreadsheets won’t work for Holiday Pay in April 2020

Holiday Pay changes are on their way, and they’ll be here before we know it. With only nine months left until the legislation comes into…

Sue Atkins outlines her opinions

Parent / School Communications – 22 Years On

As we have previously touched on, the 1997 White Paper ‘Excellence in Schools’ highlighted the importance of parent / school relationships and acknowledged that – “Parents play a…

Awards: Why bother entering?

There is no shortage of awards for accountancy professionals, and they span across a huge range of categories, both for firms and individuals. But what…

How to plan your school budget

Where do you stand with your budget? The number of schools with budgets in the red has quadrupled in four years according to research carried…

3 in 4 finance sector firms not MTD registered with just 27 days to deadline

Nearly 75% of finance sector firms are yet to register for MTD, HMRC has revealed today, as it urged businesses to get moving fast before…

Confusion over HMRC account registrations hampers first digital VAT submissions

The first quarterly submission deadline for MTD for VAT is rushing towards us. And as it does, I am continuing to hear the same story…