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ICAEW reminds tax credit claimants of 31 July 2017 renewal deadline

ICAEW has issued a press release reminding tax credit claimants of the 31 July deadline for renewing tax credits claims.
The press release explains that if the cut-off date is missed, tax credit payments will stop and tax credits already paid since 6 April 2017 may need to be repaid. Claimants should already have been sent a renewal pack and tax credits can be renewed online, over the telephone or by sending the paper form included in the renewal pack by 31 July 2017.
The tax credits renewal process does two things: it gives HMRC the information it needs to finalise tax credit awards for last year, and it will also renew the claim for the current year.
View the press release: Tax credits – don’t miss 31 July deadline.


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VAT: A “heads up” for Property Developers

The following will be of interest to anyone involved in development projects that include any ‘planning gain’ improvement works.

In a recent European Court of Justice case a Bulgarian developer was building a large holiday village. One of the requirements for obtaining the planning was that the developer substantially upgraded the local waste pumping station. In England and Wales this might be referred to as a ‘section 106’ (of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) requirement. Similar examples might be for link roads, roundabouts or building community use areas or play parks. (more…)

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Auto Enrolment Changes

There is a forthcoming change to the way new employers staging dates occur.

Employing staff for the first time after 1 October 2017, legal duties for automatic enrolment begin on the day the first member of staff starts work.

Please see the below links for further details on how the staging dates work from now up to October 17, and please feel free to contact us if you have any further queries;



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Making Tax Digital

A nationwide first at Burgess Hodgson!

Sage provided their very first Making Tax Digital update for our seminar attendees, which proved to be particularly insightful.

If you were unable to attend and would like any further information please contact partner, Richard Stewart here at Burgess Hodgson, who will be happy to assist you with any queries you may have on the matter.


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New Statutory Duty To Report On Supplier Payment Practices

A new statutory reporting duty has come into force requiring disclosure of supplier payment practices. The stated aim is to boost transparency of payment practices to help SME businesses. The new reporting requirement applies to large companies and LLPs, regardless of whether they are private or public companies, based on the size thresholds in the Companies Act 2006 and therefore exceed at least two of the following criteria:-

– Annual turnover of £36m;
– Balance sheet total of £18m;
– 250 employees. (more…)

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Update for Financial Controllers & Finance Managers

Sign up to join us for our Financial Controllers / Finance Managers update breakfast seminar with Sage:

We invite you to find out about the latest accounting & tax updates, Making Tax Digital, Sage One and the Cloud.

Our expert speakers will be providing key details and updates:

Julia Wedgwood from Sage  – Guiding you through making tax digital

Bradley Robertson from Sage  – Live demo on Sage One and the Cloud

Richard Stewart from Burgess Hodgson  – Accounting & Tax Update


Venue: Abbots Barton Hotel, Canterbury

Date: Tuesday 20th June

Registration from 7.30am, finish by 10am


Email: marketing@burgesshodgson.co.uk or Call 01227 454627

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Cyber Security Seminar

Sign up to join us for our Cyber Security breakfast seminar with Barclays:

Venue: Cathedral Lodge Canterbury

Date: Wednesday 24th May

Registration from 7.30am, finish by 10am

We invite you to find out about how to protect you and your business against ever-increasing cyber threats.

Our expert speakers will be providing key details and updates: (more…)

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For over 40 years, supporting our local community has always been a priority to Burgess Hodgson and a cornerstone of the firm. In addition to providing a full range of quality financial services to our local businesses and individuals, we still remain strong in promoting our local area throughout a range of fields. (more…)

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Updates for Charities

Earlier this year the Prime Minister delivered a key-note speech at the Charity Commissions annual public meeting, the Chair of the Charity Commission William Shawcross, announced: “I was very proud to welcome the Prime Minister as our guest and honoured that she chose the Charity Commission’s public meeting to give such a significant speech. There could be no better indication of the importance of charities to this country, and of our responsibility as regulator.” (more…)

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Spring Property Update Seminar

Burgess Hodgson, Handelsbanken, Furley Page Solicitors and Strutt & Parker are holding a Spring Property Update seminar for the property sector, ideal for Property Developers and Landlords alike. (more…)

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