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Sep 18

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 September 2017. The guidance states: ‘You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply’. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The advisory fuel rates for journeys undertaken on or […]

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Sep 14

Pensions Auto Enrolment Compliance

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has begun carrying out employer spot checks to make sure employers are complying with their automatic enrolment duties and that they are giving their staff the workplace pensions they’re entitled to. According to the TPR, these inspections help them to understand any challenges employers are facing, and whether TPR needs to […]

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Sep 11

Guidance for employers

HMRC have issued their latest guidance for employers in the August edition of the Employer Bulletin. This publication, which is issued every two months, includes articles on: Reporting Pay As You Earn in real time Optional Remuneration Arrangements Tax codes – Get it right first time PAYE penalties – continuation of the risk-based approach to charging penalties […]


Aug 25

Taylor Review of employment practices

The long awaited Taylor Review of employment practices suggests that a national strategy is needed to help provide security in such areas as wages, quality of employment, education and training, working conditions, work life balance and the ability to progress at work. One of the areas of focus relates to the ‘gig’ economy, with the […]


Aug 22

Latest labour market statistics

The latest labour market statistics for the period March to May 2017 showed a 175,000 rise in employment and 64,000 fall in unemployment. Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between December 2016 to February 2017 and March to May 2017, the number of people in work increased, the number of unemployed people fell, […]

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Aug 18

New timetable for Making Tax Digital

The government has announced a revised timetable for the introduction of Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB). MTDfB introduces extensive changes to how taxpayers record and report income to HMRC. Unincorporated businesses, including landlords, were expected to be the first to see significant changes in the recording and submission of business transactions but the government […]


Aug 17

How about a career in accountancy?

Sage & Company Chartered Accountants have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to join the team in their St Asaph office. Sage & Company are looking for an energetic and forward thinking individual to support the accounts, tax and audit services offered.  The practice is a well-established, professional and friendly firm with a focus on […]


Aug 15

Automatic enrolment reaches 8 million

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has confirmed than eight million employees have signed up for a workplace pension since the launch of automatic enrolment. The introduction of automatic enrolment was expected to lead to around eight million workers saving more for their retirement and this milestone has already been reached with hundreds of thousands more employers […]


Aug 10

HMRC genuine and phishing/bogus emails and calls

HMRC have issued an update of their guidance on how to recognise genuine HMRC contact be it via email or text. HMRC also provide advice on what to do if you have received a phishing/bogus email related to HMRC, or you are not sure if it is genuine, you can read about how to report […]


Aug 03

Proud Sponsors of the Denbigh and Flint Agricultural Show 2017 Stand E18

Sage & Co Chartered Accountants are proud sponsors of the Denbigh and Flint Agricultural Show again this year.  With agricultural accounting being at the forefront of our specialities, we have developed well-established links with other professional practices strongly associated with the rural community. As such, we pride ourselves on our strong connections with the local rural community and are […]

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Jul 31

Holiday entitlement

Now is the time of year when many of us turn our thoughts to holidays and it is important to get holiday entitlement and holiday pay right. The June 2017 ACAS newsletter includes links to useful guidance on calculating holiday and holiday pay entitlements as well as guidance on hot weather working. The GOV.UK website […]


Jul 28

Fancy Joining us at St Asaph Business Park?

We’re a family of over 78 companies and organistations so far… For more information and to join the growing number of successful organisations contact: Legat Owen: 01244 408200 Denbighshire County Council: 01824 706896 Pebble Hill Property Limited 01492 584343

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Jul 27

Employment Related Securities return deadline

HMRC are advising that there have been technical issues with their Employment Related Securities (ERS) annual returns online service. Employers have to complete returns for any schemes that have been registered on the ERS online service, such as Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI), a non-tax advantaged scheme or award, Company Share Option Plan, Save As You […]

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Jul 24

ICO warning as business fined £60,000 following cyber attack

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is warning SMEs to take care or face a fine. The warning comes after a company which suffered a cyber attack was fined £60,000. The investigation by the ICO found Boomerang Video Ltd based in Berkshire failed to take basic steps to stop its website being attacked. Sally Anne Poole, […]

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Jul 21

Simplifying Corporation Tax

The Office for Tax Simplification has published their recommendations on simplifying the corporation tax computation. This report sets out some significant steps towards creating a 21st-century corporation tax system in the UK, responding to calls from businesses of all sizes to make the calculation of corporation tax simpler, with fewer changes and more time to […]

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Schools Out for Summer – Lets look at our end of term report! Sage and Company

Didn’t we do well, schools out for summer, teacher says “well done and a big A Star for all the team at Sage and Company” and thank you to our lovely clients who made this happen.

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Jul 19

Land Transaction Tax

From April 2018, Land Transaction Tax (LTT) will replace Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in Wales.  Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) already applies in Scotland. Like SDLT (and LBTT), LTT will generally be payable on the purchase or lease of a building or land. The new tax may, therefore, be relevant to house buyers and […]

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Jul 13

Latest guidance for employers

HMRC have issued the latest version of the Employer Bulletin. This edition has articles on a number of issues including: P11D and P11D(b) filing and payment deadlines Paying the right amount of tax through PAYE Construction industry scheme repayment claims for limited companies The Apprenticeship Levy and funding of apprenticeship training Tax-free childcare rollout including […]

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Queen’s Speech and proposed legislation

The Queen delivered the 2017 Queen’s Speech on 21 June which set out the government’s agenda for the coming parliamentary session. The speech outlined the government’s proposed policies and legislation. This Queen’s speech announced that the government will focus on: delivering a Brexit deal that works for all parts of the United Kingdom and building […]


Jul 07

Exciting new post at Sage & Company for an Audit/Accounts Senior

This leading firm of Chartered Accountants wish to appoint an Audit/Accounts Senior.  You will be joining the friendly team of a leading firm of Chartered Accountants in their St Asaph office. We welcome applicants with a wide range of experience being, fully qualified, part qualified or qualified by experience.  The successful candidate will enjoy a […]

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