What are year-end accounts and how can I prepare for them?

If you’re new to business, year-end accounts may seem like a daunting prospect. But with the right preparation, advice and approach, you will have nothing to worry about.

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Final furlough figures published before end of scheme

As the furlough scheme comes to an end, the latest figures have revealed that almost 12 million workers in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have been supported by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) since its launch last year.

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Record numbers return to work ahead of closure of furlough scheme

The number of people returning to work from furlough has reached its highest level since the start of the pandemic in March, the latest figures have revealed.

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UK house prices hit significant record

According to the UK’s largest mortgage lender, Halifax, house prices in the UK hit a significant record during August but the yearly growth pace in property values slowed.

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File Companies House accounts online to avoid delays, businesses told

Businesses have been urged to file Companies House accounts online as coronavirus disruption continues to significantly delay processing times.

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Tax-related scams double during coronavirus pandemic, figures reveal

Tax-related scams have almost doubled in the past 12 months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed. The tax authority said the coronavirus pandemic has created a perfect environment for criminals to operate in. According to the most recent figures

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Staff shortages leave food manufacturers looking for inmates to cover work

Food manufacturers in desperate need of workers are pleading for the UK Government to enable the companies to use prisoners to solve the staff shortage disaster – a fault of Brexit and COVID-19. 

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Sole traders “disproportionately impacted” by coronavirus pandemic

Just four in 10 sole traders have returned to pre-pandemic levels of trading despite Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, a major study has revealed. The report comes after the Government revealed that the smallest of businesses could pay more tax next

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Staff shortages: increased wages to entice workers could mean higher prices for customers

Due to the ongoing staff shortages caused by the pandemic, UK restaurants have had to increase employee wages to entice chefs and waiters – which could mean higher prices for customers. 

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Businesses urged to “get to grips” with new Patent Box regime as grandfathering rules come to an end

Businesses should “get to grips” with new Patent Box rules or risk missing out on corporate tax relief, a major regulator has warned.

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