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Archive | December, 2011

Treasury rakes in £63 billion from financial services industry

Accountantz may be interested to learn that the financial services industry contributed £63 billion to the Treasury coffers last year, up 18% on the year before.

Late payment is no longer acceptable to contractor accountants

Accountants may be interested to learn that some industry bodies have united to urge the government to do something about the late payment problem that has been blighting small businesses since the start of the recession.

Do accountants think the tax profession should be regulated?

Tax accountants may be interested to learn that the incoming president of the ATT has called for the tax profession to be regulated.

Hosted Accountants launches virtual hosted desktops

Accountants will probably know that an increasing number of small businesses have taken to the cloud. Now, a new company called Hosted Accountants has been launched to provide IT support and virtual hosted desktops to UK contractor accountants.

A few interview tips for job hunting accountants

A large proportion of disgruntled employees, including accountants, could be looking for a new job in 2012.

Accountants using MYOB software get temporary reprieve

Accountants who have continued to use MYOB accounting software will be pleased to learn that it is no longer going to be deactivated at the end of this year.

Will HMRC refund tax overpayments within 30 days?

Accountants may be interested to learn the HMRC could be forced to refund businesses with any over charged tax within 30 days.

ICAEW accountants offer free advice to SMEs

Accountants in London might want to consider following the lead of their counterparts in South Yorkshire and offer free advice to small business owners.

Accountant from Coventry gets involved in Corrie plot

Lovers of the soap Coronation Street may be interested to learn that an accountant from Coventry has been providing ITV with expert tax advice for one of its current story lines.

HMRC warns tutors and coaches of Tax Catch Up Plan deadline

Accountants could find themselves in demand after HMRC reminded private tutors and coaches that time is running out if they want to sign up for the Tax Catch Up Plan.