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New Associates

We are delighted to announce our new Associates; Alistair Mannings and Gemma Jordan.

#Associates #MoreThanJustAccountants #Team #HereToHelp #HardWorkPaysOff #Congratulations

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Key Information Document and Statement of Terms For Employees and Workers

Requirement to Supply a ‘Key Information Document’ to Agency Work Seekers, from April 2020

From 6 April 2020, temporary work agencies must provide agency work seekers with a Key Information Document, before agreeing terms with an employment business.  The document must be straightforward to understand, easy to read and not exceed two sides of A4 in length.  It is intended to provide agency work seekers with a number of pay related facts, along with engagement information.  In practice, this will mean that the Key Information Document will be one of the first things they receive.


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Christmas Shopping with Barclays

Burgess Hodgson and Barclays are excited to hold a Christmas Shopping event on Thursday 5th December 2019, 6pm – 8pm.

At Macknade’s Food Hall, Selling Road, Faversham, ME13 8XF

We would love for you to join us for drinks, canapes and 15% off shopping, please contact us at marketing@burgesshodgson.co.uk to confirm your attendance.

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HMRC publish further Brexit guidance

Following the pattern of recent weeks HMRC continue to publish further detailed guidance to businesses on trading with the EU ahead, potentially, of Brexit on the 31 October.

Over recent days HMRC have published further guidance on the following issues arising from Brexit (Click for links);

In recent days further letters have also been issued to businesses that have traded previously with the EU including a checklist for Brexit preparations. Please click here for an example of the letters.



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HMRC Announce Delay to New ‘Reverse Charge’ Rules for Construction Sector

In a sudden change HMRC have delayed the introduction of the new ‘reverse charge’ VAT rules scheduled to come into effect from 1 October 2019. Citing industry concerns and to avoid the changes coinciding with Brexit the government has announced that the introduction of the rules will be delayed for a year until 31 October 2020. See the full announcement here.

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Preparing for Brexit

Government launches Brexit preparation advertising campaign


The government has launched a substantial advertising campaign to advise individuals how to prepare for Brexit on the 31 October. Alongside this a new Brexit website has been launched – www.gov.uk/brexit


The website collates much of the previous guidance issued in order to prepare businesses and individuals for Brexit – including specific guidance for businesses importing from or exporting to the EU. This follows on from further preparation in recent weeks – including the automatic issue of EORI numbers to exporters.

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HMRC accelerates ‘no deal’ Brexit planning

Over recent days HMRC appear to be accelerating planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit with several communications issued this week along with a letter being sent to some businesses.

Some VAT registered businesses will have received a letter from HMRC this week which automatically issues an EORI number to the business. Previous Brexit related communications have advised businesses to register for an EORI number voluntarily but the suggestion is that response has been slow and HMRC have now decided to auto-enrol businesses with EORI numbers. (more…)

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