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BRYDEN JOHNSON TEAM NEWS

This month we celebrated the 20 year work anniversary of one of our valued team members. Jeannette Storey has played an integral part in the smooth running of Bryden Johnson for many years showing dedication and commitment throughout whilst always doing it with a smile.
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THE CROYDON EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2017

Bryden Johnson are delighted to be attending the Croydon Excellence Awards Dinner which takes place on the 5th October at the Grand Sapphire. The evening promises to be a great success, with the winners of the Awards being announced alongside some great entertainment and a charity auction.
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TRIVIAL BENEFITS

Remember that from 6 April 2016, benefits are exempt from tax and NICs if all the following conditions are satisfied:
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IS YOUR COMPANY CARRYING OUT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT?

Many companies are still missing out on valuable tax breaks for expenditure on research and development (R&D). Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently updated their guidance on claiming R&D tax credit relief and have reminded companies that it is possible to obtain advance assurance that the R&D activities are eligible to make a claim.
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NEW COMPANY LOSS RULES TO GO AHEAD

The Finance Bill due to be debated in early September will finally include the new rules for the set off of company losses that were originally announced in March 2016.
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ACHIEVING YOUR RETIREMENT GOALS

In April 2015 the government introduced ‘pension freedoms’ designed to give you more freedom and choice and greater access to your pension.
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THINKING OF WINDING UP YOUR COMPANY?

Up until 6 April last year, the distribution of cash to shareholders on the winding up of a trading company by a liquidator, was usually taxed as a capital gain, potentially taxed at just 10% with the benefit of entrepreneurs’ relief.
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WORKING IN THE “GIG” ECONOMY

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee has recently published a report calling on the Government to close the loopholes that allow “bogus” self-employment practices, which burden the welfare state but reduce the tax contributions needed to sustain it.
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NEW GOVERNMENT CHILDCARE SCHEMES

Working parents can start applying for two new Government childcare schemes launching this year – Tax-Free Childcare which begins immediately and 30 hours free childcare which starts in September.
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THINKING OF A CAREER IN ACCOUNTANCY? THERE MAY BE MORE TO IT THAN YOU THINK

It may sound clichéd but no two days are ever the same. Of course there are some mundane tasks to carry out, but these are easily outweighed by the satisfaction we get from helping our clients and the variety of businesses, individuals and situations that we are involved with, “ Neil Johnson, Managing Partner at Bryden Johnson said:
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CROYDON BUSINESS AWARDS

Bryden Johnson are delighted to be shortlisted for two awards this year in the Croydon Business Excellent Awards. Jackie Wilding is shortlisted in the Women in Business Award, and the company is also shortlisted in the Best Business for Customer Services categor
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SMILE DAY A GREAT SUCCESS

Bryden Johnson’s first Smile Day, an advice and networking seminar for SME’s took place last week. The event was held in conjunction with HR Department and Corinthian at Sutton United Football Club, and was aimed at helping SME’s with any concerns over Auto Enrolment, Payroll and HR issues.
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CROYDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT -LET’S TALK BUSINESS

This event is designed for Chamber of Commerce members who enjoy networking in a small group. The lunch will be hosted by business coach Gordon Bull FCA, Consultant, Bryden Johnson, whose career as an accountant spans over 40 years and is well known in the Croydon Business community as a go-to advisor for businesses.
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TAX DIARY JULY/AUGUST

19 July PAYE & NIC deductions, and CIS return and tax, for month to 5/7/17 (due 22/07 if you pay electronically)
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ONE BUSINESS OR TWO FOR VAT?

A recent VAT Tribunal had to decide whether two hairdressing businesses should be treated as a single business for the purposes of VAT registration.
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WHAT IS THE “DEMENTIA TAX”?

The Conservative Party Manifesto announcement and subsequent U-Turn on the requirement to pay for social care may have caused many voters to switch their allegiance in the June Election. Although this so-called “Dementia tax” is not strictly a tax, paying for social care has become more important than Inheritance Tax for many families.
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