Assure UK Launch Cloud Accounting Company

Assure UK has launched a sister company Progress Accountants, to meet clients cloud accounting needs and help them comply with Making Tax Digital regulations. Based in North Oxfordshire, Progress Accountants is not your average accountancy practice, it is here to reinvent accountancy, making business life for clients a little more enjoyable. From simply helping to…

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Assure UK Celebrates Success at the Cherwell Business Awards

Assure UK, Banbury based audit and assurance provider is celebrating success having won the Apprenticeship and Training award at the Cherwell Business Awards 2019. Now in its 8th year, the Cherwell Business Awards aim to bring the business community together in the Cherwell district to celebrate hard work and excellence and showcase true success stories.…

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Assurance Reporting Benefits

The Benefits of Assurance Reporting The key benefit of assurance reporting is peace of mind for the reports recipient. There are different types of assurance reports. They can be for internal and external use, and the reports provide confidence to stakeholders in regards to the systems and processes your business has in place. These reports…

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Assure UK Boosts North Oxfordshire Team with Six New Appointments

Assure UK has strengthened its North Oxfordshire team, with six new members of staff, as part of its ongoing strategy for future growth.   Grace Tayebwa, Manager Grace will be managing and coordinating projects using an all-inclusive approach aimed at not only solving problems but also adding value and improving internal processes and controls. Her…

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2018 Autumn Budget – The Last Before Brexit

In the last budget before Brexit the chancellor Philip Hammond scales to pave the way for a brighter future, whilst delivering tax rates for 2019/20. Hammond like the rest of the UK is waiting to see what will happen as a result of Brexit, he has previously stated that he will deliver a further budget…

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VAT Guidance Issued on Making Tax Digital (MTD)

HMRC have now issued detailed guidance on record keeping and return requirements for making tax digital. VAT Notice 700/22 clarifies that spreadsheets are an acceptable means of keeping business records, provided that a bridging software is used to link the excel documents to the Government gateway. It includes a number of suggested accounting systems that…

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IR35 – The Impact Its Going to Have on Private Sector Businesses

IR35 – What Are the Rules? The IR35 rules introduced in 2000 are intended to ensure that people working through a Personal Service Company (PSC) who would have been employees if they had been engaged directly pay broadly the same Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) as if they were employed. However, it is…

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PRAG Guidance: How Cybercrime affects Pension Schemes

The Pensions Research Accountants Group (PRAG) has published new guidance to assist trustees of pension schemes, the pension sector organisations that support them and their advisers, about the holistic protection that is needed to minimise the damage which can be caused by cybercrime. The Pensions Regulator has also just issued guidance for trustees on the “Cyber…

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Are You Ready for Master Trust Code of Practice 15?

The follow-up draft code with more information on how master trusts can achieve authorisation is now open for consultation with the closing date 8 May 2018. The question is: “Are you ready?” There are 5 authorisation criteria to achieve: Fit and proper Systems and processes Continuity strategy Scheme funder Financial sustainability of a business plan.…

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Assure UK shortlisted in the Pensions Age Awards 2018

Pension audit and assurance provider, Assure UK has been shortlisted for the ‘Pensions Accountancy Firm of the Year’ at the impending Pensions Age Awards. Now in its 5th year, the Pensions Age Awards, aim to reward both the pension schemes and the pension providers across the UK that have proved themselves worthy of recognition in…

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