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Digital platforms now have to collect extra information about sellers

JANUARY 2024 “Do I need to pay tax on my Vinted/eBay earnings?” Due to recent headlines, this has become a key question as we enter the new year and self-assessment tax returns are at the forefront of our team and clients’ minds. Please be aware that currently, the only change is for digital selling platforms…Read More

Autumn Statement – a summary from our Tax Partner

By Ian Kelly, November 2023 Just over a year after his inaugural Autumn Statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt delivered his second on 22 November 2023 which he opened with a title for the said Autumn Statement, “An Autumn Statement for Growth”. One was immediately transported back to the Liz Truss/Kwasi Kwarteng Mini Budget…Read More

PREVIEW: Autumn Statement (22 November)

Driving to work this morning, I switched to Radio Four, not my favourite choice of radio station, but I wanted to catch up with feedback on Rishi Sunak’s address to the Conservative Party Conference. As luck would have it, the Prime Minister was being interviewed, albeit a recording from the previous day, and he got…Read More

Celebrating National Payroll Week

SEPTEMBER 2023 We celebrated #NPW23 by shining a spotlight on current payroll issues affecting UK businesses, via our latest DT Payroll newsletter. Please click here to read it now, and get up to date on:

Tax Rates 23/24

Our Tax Card is now available, created for your use as a quick point of reference throughout the 2023/24 tax year. It shows all recent changes to rates and allowances affecting business and personal finances. TAX RATES 23/24 – CLICK HERE TO VIEW If you have any queries or require more detailed advice, please call us…Read More

Budget Summary

MARCH 2023 Our Tax Partner Ian Kelly rounds up Wednesday’s budget from Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt. Well, after all the advance hype and “leaks”, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt’s first Budget was something of a damp squib; always a problem when the “spoiler alert” has already taken place. Hunt’s calm and gentle…Read More

Flexible working… and its payroll challenges

In January 2023, new research from HR expert MHR Global, revealed that a greater proportion of employees would prefer to work in the office with flexible hours (51%) than work from home with structured hours (41%). Full time office workers across the UK were surveyed, who drew on their experiences working remotely during the coronavirus…Read More

2023 Spring Budget Preview

MARCH 2023 – OUR TAX PARTNER, IAN KELLY, LOOKS AHEAD TO NEXT WEDNESDAY’S BUDGET The clock is ticking on Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt’s first formal Budget to be held on Wednesday 15 March. After his Autumn Statement last November, we’re into confirmed traditional Spring Budget territory. Hunt’s delivery back then, I wrote, was…Read More

Three regional professionals link up for live events

FEBRUARY 2023 Now that we are firmly in 2023, alongside other experienced regional professionals, we have decided that not only is it time to get local businesses focussed on their long-term plans, but it is also time to get businesses together in person to do so. We are coming together with Chartered Financial Planners Mercury…Read More

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment now delayed until 2026

JANUARY 2023 The most significant change to personal taxation in 25 years has been postponed for a second time. HMRC recently confirmed that once again Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) is postponed, until 2026. HMRC states: “The Government understands businesses and self-employed individuals are currently facing a challenging economic environment, and that…Read More

Planning ahead for the corporation tax increase

DECEMBER 2022 One of the biggest considerations for businesses currently is the increase to corporation tax. The new, higher rate will be effective from 1 April 2023 for companies with profits over £50,000. They will face a corporation tax rate of 25%. This is a significant increase to the current rate of 19% (for all…Read More

Autumn Statement Commentary

17 NOVEMBER 2022 So, it wasn’t a Budget, then. It was an Autumn Statement. After several weeks of being told we were heading into Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt’s first Budget, the branding was changed to the latter and, to be fair, it felt and came across more as a statement. With the population…Read More

Autumn Statement/Budget – will we see fireworks?!

NOVEMBER 2022, BY IAN KELLY (TAX PARTNER) Remember, remember the seventeenth of November………. It seems somewhat pertinent to use the Bonfire Night analogy with the Autumn Statement on 17 November rapidly approaching and which, we have been warned, will carry “full” Budget status. We will remember it, therefore. We have also been primed to expect…Read More

20 years of Davies Tracey

October 2022 Davies Tracey was established in 2002 and so the summer has seen the firm celebrate 20 years in business. Having always been based in Stockton-on-Tees, but having been in offices on Teesdale Business Park for 10 years now, Davies Tracey has grown to employ 30 members of staff, have a second office in…Read More

New acquisition for Davies Tracey

OCTOBER 2022 We are pleased to announce an exciting development for the firm. After a period of consultation, we will be acquiring an established practice based in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. The practice in question is owned by an accountant with over 40 years’ experience and who has had her own practice since 2007, which grew…Read More

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