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  1. Blog12th Dec 2022

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    Food & drink sector dos & don’ts for cost of living crisis

    The soaring price of food, energy and running costs has pushed inflation to a 40-year high as the rising cost of living continues to squeeze. UK food and energy prices are rising at their fastest rate in 42 years. With…

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  2. Blog8th Dec 2022

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    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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  3. Blog7th Dec 2022

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    Court-sanctioned SME Restructuring Plan imposes cram down of HMRC preferential debt

    The High Court in London recently sanctioned a Restructuring Plan for Houst Limited despite opposition from HMRC, one of the company’s major creditors. Our Restructuring team explains the significance of the case. Restructuring Plans were introduced as a Business Recovery…

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  4. Blog30th Nov 2022

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    Important year end considerations for the United States

    The United States tax year ends on 31st December and as a result the next few weeks are key for employers to ensure that payroll has captured all of the necessary information before close. It is important for employers to…

    By Jessica Constable

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  5. Blog28th Nov 2022

    Lynn Gracie, Private Client International Tax Director, author of blog about tax domicile

    HMRC gain yet more visibility to Digital & Offshore Assets

    It is well documented that global tax jurisdictions are struggling to keep tabs on the digital economy. It is therefore unsurprising that countries are keen to work together to help them pin down individuals and businesses who are not reporting…

    By Lynn Gracie

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  6. Blog23rd Nov 2022

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    “Tis the Season” – Christmas Festivities & Employee Gifts, an Employers’ Guide to the Tax & NIC Implications

    Now that Christmas is upon us (“oh yes, it is!”) employers will be turning their attention to their own employees, having planned the much-awaited Christmas party! There may also be gifts for staff and even children’s Christmas parties for employee…

    By Gillian Forrest

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  7. Blog21st Nov 2022

    How to organise your finance function 

    Your finance function is the eyes and ears of your business. It gives you insight where you need and reports on your past and predicts your future. A finance team needs to have the right people in the right seats.…

    By Lauren McIlroy

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  8. Blog14th Nov 2022

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    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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  9. Blog7th Nov 2022

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    “Keeping up”… with Crypto

    With an increasing number of younger people trying their hand at crypto investments, the recent US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fine, suffered by social media influencer, Kim Kardashian, should probably come as a warning to everyone. Kim was ordered…

    By Lynn Gracie

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  10. Blog3rd Nov 2022

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    AABIE visit the newly opened playpark at SensationALL

    At AAB we all have it in our hearts to help others. With that in mind we launched AABIE, our charitable initiative in 2016. AABIE enables everyone at AAB Group to invest and give back to the communities in which…

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  11. Blog2nd Nov 2022

    Inflation at a 40-year high and the cost of living continuing to pinch: “We want to help our employees, but how”

    With inflation remaining on the rise and now at a 40-year high of 10.1% and the threat of more hikes in interest rates, employees are really feeling the pinch. The jump in the last 12 months is so much higher…

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  12. Blog17th Oct 2022

    To be or not to be – mini-budget

    As we found out last week from several press articles, the new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, does not support many of the tax cutting measures that were set out in the mini-budget by the former Chancellor Kwarteng. The first being the…

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