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Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies

05-Mar-2018

Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies


Bitcoin is one of the best known digital currencies to emerge in recent years and as we now have a number of clients that are using Bitcoins either by investing or mining on a personal level, or accepting them as payment for business services.  We thought this would be a good opportunity to ...

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Paying HMRC? Not at the Post Office or by Credit Card

17-Jan-2018

Paying HMRC? Not at the Post Office or by Credit Card


With many individuals having tax payments to make at the end of this month it is important to be aware that HMRC have announced that they will no longer accept payments made at the Post Office or by credit card. HMRC have announced that with effect from 15 December 2017 it will no longer ...

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Proposals to Extend Pensions Auto Enrolment to Younger Workers

05-Jan-2018

Proposals to Extend Pensions Auto Enrolment to Younger Workers


The government has announced proposals to extend pensions auto enrolment to include younger workers and to amend the way in which contributions are calculated. According to the press release: 'The review's recommendations, which will now be progressed and legislat...

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Rewarding Staff at Christmas

08-Dec-2017

Rewarding Staff at Christmas


Your staff have worked hard all year and this is the season, where you would like to acknowledge this by showing your gratitude in some way.  But how can you do this and ensure that you, or your staff do not get stung for tax or national insurance! Christmas Bonuses...

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Tax Free Childcare - Not Child's Play!

17-Nov-2017

Tax Free Childcare - Not Child's Play!


The government will be extending its service for tax free childcare to parents whose youngest child is under 6 on 24 November 2017. This scheme, which began in April this year, works via a childcare account. Basically, for every £8 you pay in, the government adds an extra &...

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Up in the Clouds!

10-Nov-2017

Up in the Clouds!


At Bright Brown we are certainly not ‘up in the clouds’. However, what we are doing, is using the cloud to upload accounts, tax returns, receive completed tax checklists, accounting and tax information from our clients. There are many benefits using the cloud: ...

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