Accounting Direct Plus Ltd is a winner Best for Tailored Accounting Services – UK

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Accounting Direct Plus Ltd   we have been awarded the following awards: Best For Tailored Accounting Services-UK Congratulations; After months of voting, research and hard choices we have finally decided on the worthy winners of this year’s awards, celebrating the service, skill and dedication of individuals and firms across a multitude of financial disciplines and […]

Consumer ombudsman to change complaints process

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Consumer ombudsman to change complaints process Ombudsman Services is launching a new service that will accept all consumer complaints. The newly created consumer ombudsman will be able to receive complaints relating to the conduct of sectors that don’t have a current ombudsman. This includes retail, home maintenance, improvement or installation services, second-hand cars, car repairs […]

Are you subject to a HMRC investigation in the UK–can we help?

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A guide to what to expect if you are the subject of an investigation by HMRC. Anyone who has experienced the difficulty of trying to get through to the HMRC helpline may think that it is an organisation too large and complex to do anything quickly. However, while it may seemingly lack the ability to […]

DIVIDENDS HAVE BEEN MAKING THE HEADLINES

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A guide to how dividend taxation will change from April 2016. The chancellor George Osborne wasn’t exaggerating when he said he was undertaking a “major and long overdue reform to simplify the taxation of dividends” in his Summer Budget speech. The current dividend system was set up more than 40 years ago to avoid double […]

FTSE 100 loses £80 billion in value in one

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The FTSE 100 had shed £80 billion in value by Monday afternoon trading after severe losses in Chinese markets prompted a global selloff. Monday’s bloodbath marked the tenth day of consecutive losses on the FTSE 100. The index has lost around £218 billion in value in that time. Many expected the Chinese government to take […]

House prices register highest quarterly growth for 11 years–

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House prices were up by 4.3 per cent over the last three months, representing the highest quarterly growth for 11 years, according to Hometrack’s UK cities index. The rise is vastly outstripping the 2.4 per cent annual growth in average earnings. Hometrack said the 4.3 per cent house price rise is due to upward momentum […]

More UK households expect interest rate rise — Not what we want to hear…

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The majority of UK households now expect interest rates to rise within 12 months, a survey has said. In all, 78% of UK households expect the Bank of England to raise interest rates within the next year, according to the Markit Household Finance Index. And 48% anticipate a rate rise within the next six months, […]

Maternity pay: What employers and the self-employed need to know

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Self-employment has many upsides; the freedom and flexibility to work your own way, and the control that comes with being your own boss. One of the more questionable points of this form of employment is around access to benefits such as pensions and maternity pay. We shall therefore look at maternity allowances for the self-employed and […]

AE-Automatic Enrolment

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What is AE For the first time ever, employers will be required by LAW to automatically enrol all eligible workers into a workplace pension scheme that meets certain minimum standards and to make a contribution to this pension scheme, adding to the contributions made by their workers. Who is affected by AE Auto-enrolment is already […]

Buy To Let Lenders are looking at tightening the criteria

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Lenders are gradually updating their buy-to-let affordability calculations following the changes announced in the summer Budget, however there have not been any “dramatic moves”, industry experts said. As it currently stands, most lenders require the rental income to be at least 125 per cent of mortgage payments, based on an interest rate of between 5 […]

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