Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was announced at a government press conference on Friday 20 March. The new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been set up to help pay people’s wages.  Any employer in the country (small or large, including charitable or...
Practical tips from our SME to yours

Practical tips from our SME to yours

These are uncharted waters for all of us. The stakes are high. As an SME ourselves, we are facing the same challenges as many of our clients. In this article we look at practical tips for SMEs. What are the challenges SMEs face and what are we suggesting our clients...
Brexit Preparations, Deal or No-Deal

Brexit Preparations, Deal or No-Deal

In these very uncertain times, there is a possibility that the UK may be heading for a No-Deal Brexit. Our professional body, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has brought together guidance around the issues you and your business may...
HMRC take their time with R & D tax credit claims

HMRC take their time with R & D tax credit claims

Delays to R & D tax credit claims Richard Coombs, Tax Partner at Bates Weston reports that HMRC are currently taking up to 90 days to process R & D tax credit claims compared to the expected 28 day response. “Clients will need to be aware of the impact...
Qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief – Plan Ahead

Qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief – Plan Ahead

If you hope to qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief, it is vital that you plan ahead according to Cassandra Graham, part of the tax team at Bates Weston. Cassandra  has been looking at HMRC’s 2017-2018 statistics for Capital Gains Tax and one of the bullet...
Bates Weston Summer Newsletter for Charities

Bates Weston Summer Newsletter for Charities

In this summer edition of our charities newsletter we are looking at reserves policies, conflicts of interest,  GDPR, cyber breaches and a digital code of practice plus the Charities SORP (FRS 102), the delay to the planned changes in probate fees, a cautionary tale...