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Hospitality VAT rate of 5% ends 30 September 2021

The reduced hospitality VAT rate of 5% has been extended until 30 September 2021. Following this, an interim rate of 12.5% will be in place…Read More

Health & Social Care Levy: how much more will you pay?

A levy to introduce a 1.25% rise in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) from April 2022 has been outlined by the government this month, known as…Read More

Live Events Reinsurance Scheme set to cover COVID costs

The UK government has announced that it is partnering with insurers to offer a Live Events Reinsurance Scheme. It will make cover available against the…Read More

How to match purchase orders to invoices with Dext

Making bookkeeping simpler for clients is one of our main aims in the Cardens Management Accounts team. A new release from Dext (formerly Receipt Bank)…Read More

Fuel Reimbursement Increase for Company Cars from 1 Sep 2021

HMRC has increased the advisory fuel reimbursement rates that apply to employees’ private fuel for their company cars, as the result of recent increases in…Read More

Check if you need to change your Self-Assessment return for SEISS

HMRC has released guidance entitled “Check if you need to change your Self-Assessment return for SEISS”: Why you may need to check your SEISS self-assessment…Read More

Xero Product Update – August 2021

The latest Xero product update webinar brought us many new features. Here at Cardens, we want to share our key takeaways: Analytics Plus Our top…Read More

Xero Analytics & Analytics Plus Business Guide

If you use Xero, you already enjoy the benefits of having bank feeds, with industry leading bank reconciliation tools. Great customer invoicing, with automatic payment…Read More

MTD for income tax coming soon

VAT registered business making taxable supplies above the £85,000 registration threshold have been grappling with Making Tax Digital (MTD) since April 2019. The next roll-out…Read More

Payroll Guide to Hiring Seasonal Workers

If you’re setting up a business which relies on seasonal trade, you’ll be looking to hire seasonal workers during peak trading times. This extra support…Read More

Cardens sponsors the Brighton and Hove Annual Art Show 2021

Cardens is proud to sponsor the Annual Art Show 2021, organised by the Brighton and Hove Arts Council. More than 120 pictures will be showcased…Read More

Cardens Sponsors the Shoreham Star Trail 2021

Cardens is proud to sponsor the Shoreham Star Trail in 2021: a family-friendly character hunt around Shoreham town in support of the Adur Special Needs…Read More

Cryptoassets guide for individuals

HMRC does not consider buying and selling cryptoassets/cryptocurrencies to be gambling. So, gains made following the disposal of tokens may be subject to UK tax.…Read More

CJRS templates update for employers from July 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) templates to use when claiming for 16 or more employees have been updated. The guidance for uploading these templates…Read More

Managing the Domestic Reverse Charge: Xero Guide

The Domestic Reverse Charge came into effect on 1 March 2021, and it is changing the way the construction industry invoices. So, what is the…Read More

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