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2015 will see wages rise for the first time since 2007. Something to look forward to this year! #Finance #News
http://bbc.in/18fDVGC

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Contractor Accountants - Tax loophole that lets workers offset the cost of commute to close.

The tax break can be worth thousands of pounds to individuals as it allows them to offset the cost of their home-to-work commute and as much as £10 a day for food   #contractoraccountants  

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Lord Digby Jones backs #lender to bail out small firms

A finance initiative to bail out small firms facing cash-flow crises after big customers delay payment is to open a Birmingham office backed by Lord Digby Jones.

The former CBI director-general is acting as ambassador to URICA, a London-based organisation set up to help SMEs increasingly at the mercy of major companies in the supply chain. Struggling with cashflow? call 01246 233108 or visit www.milestonefunding.co.uk for funding solutions

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The best last minute way to reduce a #self-assessment tax bill

This is the one most taxpayers forget, that can reduce their tax liability - even if you've already filed your form. #accountants #accountancy

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Most Accountants under 40 Use Social Media

More than 80% of accountants now use social media for either personal or professional use, with 94% of those under 40 now engaging in it, a Wolters Kluwer survey reports. 

The UK Social Media Survey provides a yearly insight into how practitioners use social media, and has this year asked 1,300 accountants for their views.   #accountants  

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#SMEs have reasons to be cheerful in 2015

The manufacturing and services sectors are growing; the number of firms that are recruiting is at an all-time high; and businesses are well-placed to grow in 2015.

These are the findings of the British Chambers of Commerce Q4 Quarterly Economic Survey, which polled almost 7,000 UK businesses.

Director general John Longworth said: “With employment and investment intentions at historically high levels, businesses are gearing up for a big year in 2015. It is now vitally important that firms are able to convert their growth ambitions into reality.”

However, he warned that “political point scoring” in this election year must not get in the way of “sound economic policy”.

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Christmas party 'could bring #tax shock'

Employers could scupper the season of goodwill by leaving their staff exposed to a tax charge after their Christmas party, accountants have warned.

Employees may be liable for a tax charge if their bosses spend more than £150 per head during the year on entertaining staff, tax rules state.

The £150 allowance had not changed since June 2003, said tax partner Andy Sanford, of Blick Rothenberg.

He said that firms should monitor expenditure or face affecting morale.

Entertainment of staff is considered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as a benefit in kind which is taxable. So after the £150 allowance, a tax bill could be levied on individual employees.

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Business Start Up - A lack of start-up capital and a working class background are no barrier to becoming an #entrepreneur.

According to new data from information services firm Experian, more first-time entrepreneurs are starting businesses than ever before, and these debut directors tend to come from less affluent backgrounds than the entrepreneurs of yesteryear.

A third of the first-time business owners that started a company last year had a household income of less than £25,000 a year, the report showed, up from less than a quarter in 2009. #sme  

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German firm land ultimate deal... selling sand to desert-locked #Dubai

he Arab emirate is set to receive 1,500-square-metres of specially sifted sand from a Germany company, which is to be used on the oil rich city's famous racecourse. #sales  

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VAT Accountants - Small victory for UK micro firms as HMRC tweaks EU VAT MOSS rule #VAT  

Following fierce lobbying from The Telegraph, HMRC has updated a controversial EU rule that was threatening to destroy the livelihoods of thousands of UK micro business 
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