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Spring Statement 2018

By the time Chancellor Philip Hammond rose to his feet in the House of Commons to deliver the first Spring Statement, he had already offered plenty of hints that this would be a low-key affair. Gone was the primetime Wednesday slot after Prime Minister’s Questions, gone was the trailing of policy announcements in the days […]

Auto-enrolment final deadline passes

All employers must have a workplace pension plan in place under the Government’s automatic enrolment scheme. Any new employers will be required to comply with auto-enrolment from the start date of the employment of its new workers. Going forward auto-enrolment contributions will continue to increase year-on-year for employees and employers using the following rates: Date Employer […]

Getting up to speed with broadband

Businesses in Herefordshire wrangling with the introduction of Making Tax Digital – the Government’s plans to take the tax regime online from April 2019 – need faster broadband. We are already working with hundreds of businesses to prepare them for this significant change by using online accounting software, such as Xero, but we would encourage […]

We are about to turn 75…

We are about to turn 75...

…why not help us celebrate? 2018 is a very special year for our team at Thorne Widgery as we will be celebrating our 75th anniversary. Over the last seven and a half decades we have worked hard to support businesses across Herefordshire and beyond, so we are hoping many of our current, former and future […]

Don’t forget the Self-Assessment deadline

Don’t forget the Self-Assessment deadline

While most people will be focused on the festive celebrations at this time of the year, businesses and their owners must not forget the all-important Self-Assessment deadline. The deadline for sending 2016-17 tax returns to HMRC is midnight on 31 January 2018. The penalty regime for missing the 31 January filing deadline includes an initial […]

Our Christmas gift to you

Our Christmas gift to you

Christmas is here and that means one thing – the traditional office party. However, while people may think only about the following day’s consequences – such as a sore head and embarrassing jumpers, businesses should also be aware of the tax implications of having a good time. The good news is that unlike when entertaining […]