EU VAT changes: top tips

VAT place of supply of services rule changes from 1 January 2015. HM Revenue and Customs’ top tips for businesses preparing for the changes: • Check to ensure that you are supplying digital services (for example, software, games, online journals) that fall within the scope of the new VAT provisions, rather than services in which the internet is used as a publicity or communication medium (for...

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Why choose Venture Capital for your business?

The EVCA have today announced their new “Why choose Venture Capital for your business?” campaign, a mission which aims to provide insights into the benefits of using venture capital to grow businesses in Europe. The campaign by the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association will target entrepreneurs and business owners in an effort to raise awareness and understanding of...

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Tasty Expansion for Puréety Gourmet Flavours

For one high growth food and brand development company the last few months has seen a doubling in staff and a move to new premises.  Puréety Gourmet Flavours has been working with major UK retailers since its inception by Chef Gareth Pearson in 2009. Gareth, who was part of the team that earned celebrity Chef Nigel Howarth a Michelin star, has been cleverly carving out a niche as a creative...

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Are UK businesses sleepwalking into reputational time bomb?

Businesses in the UK are at risk of sleepwalking into a reputational time bomb due to a lack of awareness on how to protect their data assets, according to new research by BSI. As cyber hackers become more complex and sophisticated in their methods, UK organizations are being urged to strengthen their security systems to protect both themselves and consumers. The BSI survey of IT decision makers...

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Accelerated Payment notices bring in millions from tax avoidance schemes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has secured almost all of the disputed tax due from the first group of tax avoidance scheme users to receive Accelerated Payment notices. About 30 scheme users were told in late August they had 90 days to pay a total of around £29 million of disputed tax upfront under the new Accelerated Payments regime. Over 99% of this money was paid within the deadline, with...

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