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Handpicked Accountants
13/11/2018
At Agnew Mitchell & Cairns we are delighted to announce that we have been selected as the latest firm to join Handpicked Accountants, a specialist network that connects business owners and directors with the most trusted accountancy firms in their area. Featuring over 1,100 of the UK’s best accountancy firms, the website exclusively Read more...


CJRS guidance on who can be furloughed
14/01/2021
HMRC’s guidance on which employees can be placed on furlough using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been updated. The scheme will continue until at least 30 April 2021. The updated guidance includes new information about employees who are unable to work because they have caring responsibilities resulting from coronavirus Read more...


VAT Reverse charge for construction sector
14/01/2021
A further reminder that new VAT rules for building contractors and sub-contractors will come into effect from 1 March 2021. The new rules were originally expected to commence from 1 October 2019, but an initial 12 month delay was announced. The start date was then delayed for a further 5 months until 1 March 2021 due to the impact of the Read more...


Have you paid your Data Protection Fee?
14/01/2021
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the independent regulatory office in charge of upholding information rights in the interest of the public. Under the Data Protection Act 2018, all organisations that process personal information must register with the ICO. By law, every organisation or sole trader who processes personal Read more...


Tax and duties for goods sent from abroad
14/01/2021
Following the end of the Brexit transition period new rules regarding tax and duty apply to goods sent to the UK from the EU. These changes are to ensure that goods from EU and non-EU countries are treated in the same way and that UK businesses are not disadvantaged by competition from VAT free imports. For goods sold directly to Read more...


New IPO search facility
14/01/2021
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. The IPO has launched a new service that allows users to search for the goods and services they intend to use their trade mark on before they Read more...


IHT Main Residence Nil Rate Band
14/01/2021
The Inheritance Tax residence nil-rate band (RNRB) is a transferable allowance for married couples and civil partners (per person) when their main residence is passed down to a direct descendent such as children or grandchildren after their death. The RNRB came into effect on 6 April 2017 and was introduced in stages. The allowance Read more...


Tax on an inherited private pension
14/01/2021
Private pensions can be an efficient way to pass on wealth, but it is important to consider what, if any, tax will be payable on an inherited private pension. The person who died will usually have nominated the recipient by telling their pension provider that they should inherit any monies left in their pension pot. If the nominated Read more...


Rogue employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage
14/01/2021
139 employers, including some of the UK’s biggest household names, have been named and shamed in a government press release for failing to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers in breach of the national minimum wage (NMW) legislation. This is the first time in over two years that the government has named and shamed employers for Read more...


Testing for international arrivals
12/01/2021
Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have Read more...

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Co Antrim
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Phone: 02893352247

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