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Late filing penalties waived for one month to give taxpayers more time to prepare 2020/21 tax return

Late filing and late payment penalties will be waived for one month to give taxpayers more time to prepare their 2020 to 2021 Self Assessment tax return, it has been announced. It means small business owners, directors, and landlords have until 28 February 2022 to submit their return without incurring penalties. But interest –…

The vast majority of farmers worried about Brexit

A recent survey has found that a whopping 84 per cent of farmers are worried about the impact Brexit will have on their business, from fears around rises in input costs to significant worries about the impact of a no-deal Brexit on sheep meat exports. The survey was carried out by Cop-Cogeca, which is…

The Charity Digital Code: What does a ‘user-led’ charity look like?

In the third part of our Charity Digital Code series, we’ll be looking at the first defining principle of digital best practice: user-led technology. If you missed any of our previous blogs in this series, catch up using our newsfeed or social media pages. So, what is user-led technology and how can charities put…

Farming groups warn against no-deal Brexit

Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal defeat, farming groups, including the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), are warning against crashing out of the European Union with no deal. The groups agree that a no-deal Brexit, which is looking increasingly likely according to the NFU, would have…

Charity Digital Code: The seven principles of digital success

In the second blog of our Charity Digital Code series, we’ll be looking at the seven principles which define best digital practice in the sector. While we will be delving deeper into each principle in blogs to come, we would like to start by introducing the areas of focus for the code. The code,…

Not necessarily British

A probe by the Sunday Mirror has revealed that the signs above fruit and vegetable displays in supermarkets extolling produce from British growers might not be wholly accurate, as often the products below them come from other countries. According to the newspaper, seven of the UK’s top supermarkets are selling fruit and vegetables imported…

UK welcomes first digital code of practice for charities

The UK’s first digital code of practice for charities has been launched to help charities improve their digital skills. The Charity Digital Code of Practice was created in collaboration by a sector-wide group led by independent digital expert, Zoe Amar. The code was introduced in response to a recent survey which found that 60…

Should HMRC delay Making Tax Digital for VAT?

The Lords Economic Affairs Committee says the Government need to listen to small businesses and delay the rollout of Making Tax Digital for VAT programme by at least a year. Recently, the House of Lords’ Economic Affairs Committee has called for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to halt the deployment of its Making Tax…

What are the consequences of doing nothing about Making Tax Digital?

What is Making Tax Digital (MTD)? By April 2019 all VAT registered businesses in the UK above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will need to switch to a digital tax system and report VAT quarterly using HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) complaint online accounting software. MTD is designed to bring the UK tax system into…

Charity data breach incidents up 600 per cent since introduction of GDPR, report reveals

The number of charities reporting data breach incidents has risen significantly since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new figures have shown. The data, published by data watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), reveals that some 137 data breaches were reported to the office in the second quarter of 2018/19. This…
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