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  1. Blog21st Dec 2023

    James Hunt, Gunhild Dam, Lynn Wilson, Lauren McIlroy, Stuart Petrie, Graeme Allan, Paula Fraser, Jill Walker, Gordon Steele, David Purse

    2023 Business Unit Year In Review

    Oxford recently released their word of the year for 2023 and it was “rizz”. If we had to pick a word for our year it would be ‘growth’. You might have heard us talk about our growth journey a time…

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  2. Blog17th Aug 2023

    Helen Furniss, Senior Tax Manager

    VAT- A Guide For Sole Traders

    When many people think of VAT, they think of the extra charge on clothes, petrol and everyday items. However, those that are self-employed and/or run a business, may be required to get involved with VAT more than they would otherwise…

    By Alistair Duncan

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  3. Blog9th Aug 2023

    Jon Hicks, Customs Director

    Alternative Dispute Resolution – Why it’s Good To Talk

    Many importers have found that being in dispute with HMRC can be a costly business. Where margins are tight and room for manoeuvre limited, the unexpected tax bill can make a business venture uneconomic. Where there is a risk of…

    By Jon Hicks

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  4. Blog15th May 2023

    50 Years Of VAT – It’s Been An Education!

    In this instalment of our reflection on the first half century of the “simple tax”, we look back at some of the policy decisions and case law that have shaped the current VAT landscape for education providers. As we look…

    By Laura Moore

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  5. Blog6th Feb 2023

    Alistair Duncan, Indirect Tax Partner, professional headshot

    A Golden Anniversary for the “Simple Tax”

    1973 was a momentous year! Starting on a Monday, 1973 kicked off with a “Long Haired Lover from Liverpool.”  In cinema, The Godfather won the Oscar for Best Picture.  Whilst in politics, Roe v Wade was decided by the Supreme…

    By Alistair Duncan

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  6. Blog8th Dec 2022

    Alistair Duncan, Indirect Tax Partner, professional headshot

    Say hello to HMRC’s new VAT penalty & interest rules

    The current default surcharge regime for VAT has often come in for criticism, with the penalties applied being disproportionate to the length of delay. From 1st January 2023, a new VAT penalty regime will replace the outgoing default surcharge system.…

    By Alistair Duncan

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  7. Blog14th Nov 2022

    Alistair Duncan, Indirect Tax Partner, professional headshot

    VAT treatments to help manage your cashflow

    Businesses are continuing to face uncertainty arising from tensions created by the global political and economic situation and the impact of the pandemic. These issues have the potential to impact significantly on your cashflow. For many businesses, VAT can have…

    By Alistair Duncan

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  8. Blog8th Sep 2022

    Customs Declaration Service (CDS) – are you ready? 

    For the majority of the last 30 years, HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system has been at the forefront of customs declarations in the UK. However, in a two-stage approach, CHIEF will…

    By Seanna Forbes

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  9. Case Study19th Apr 2022

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    Norwegian Group setting up in UK outsource accounting

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  10. Blog31st Mar 2022

    VAT on Disbursements

    VAT is a complex and constantly changing tax and, within the legal sector, includes one of the most challenging areas – VAT on disbursements. The team at the AAB Group have clarified why confusion exists and how to make the…

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  11. Blog24th Mar 2022

    Spring Statement 2022 Updates

    ‘A new culture of enterprise’ was one of the headings in the Chancellor’s 2022 Spring Statement. It went on to say that improving productivity is the only way to deliver sustainable economic growth and increase living standards. The statement then…

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  12. Blog24th Mar 2022

    Phase Three of Making Tax Digital for VAT

    Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT was initially rolled out for VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT registration threshold of £85,000 in April 2019.

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