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Everything you need to know about tax-deductible training expenses

There are lots of rules around what you can and can’t claim for tax deductible expenses . When it comes to training, seminars and CPD, there are one or two grey areas over what you can claim tax...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 20.08.19
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Business West exposes letter of credit scam, saving exporter $250,000

A Merthyr-based tractor dealer is counting their lucky stars after they avoided a very dodgy export deal thanks to international trade experts Business West. Dumelow International, which formed in...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 08.08.19
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Learn to pitch your idea and you could raise up to £2m

Innovative companies in the South West are being invited to pitch to investors to raise investment of between £100,000-£2 million. The ‘Dragons’ Den’ style programme, Pitchfest South West, is...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 06.08.19
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How Making Tax Digital for VAT will affect your business

With the world becoming more digitally focused by the day, the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a brilliant opportunity for your business to review and update its accountancy processes...
Scott McLay
Scott McLay
Sage
Posted on: 30.05.19
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting - where we are now
Member role

Cast your mind back two years and on 6th April 2017, employers with more than 250 employees were obliged to produce gender pay gap reports. Two years on, how has this new obligation impacted the...
Kirsty Swan
Kirsty Swan
Posted on: 11.04.19
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Business West reaction to spring statement 2019

Commenting on the Chancellor’s spring statement Phil Smith, Managing Director at Business West said: phil-smith.jpg “Like nearly all current government business, the Chancellor’s focus and forecasts...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.19
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BCC research highlights need to delay Making Tax Digital

With just weeks to go before its planned introduction, new research suggests nearly one in five businesses above the VAT threshold still know little or nothing about Making Tax Digital, according to...
Susie Parker
Susie Parker
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.19
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Making Tax Digital – is your business ready?

In an effort to make the UK’s tax system one of the most technologically advanced administrations in the world, the government is introducing its Making Tax Digital ( MTD ) initiative to bring tax...
Dakota Murphey
Dakota Murphey
Posted on: 01.03.19
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12 Biggest Profit Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Makes

Far too many entrepreneurs don’t really understand profit – what it is or how to ensure they make it. Here are the 12 biggest, and most common, profit mistakes that entrepreneurs make.
Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA
Jonathan Amponsah CTA FCCA
The Tax Guys
Posted on: 27.02.19
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