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The growing power of customer reviews

Phil Mullis

Phil Mullis

According to Forrester, almost everybody reads reviews, with 72% of customers trusting online opinions as much as they trust their own friends and family – and in the world of retail, that is something that we cannot ignore. However, whilst …

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Hertford careers fair adds up for Simon Balle School

Wilkins Kennedy Hertford is pleased to have taken part in a successful afternoon at the recent careers’ fair held at Simon Balle School in Hertford. On Wednesday 15th July the school held an event for all Year 10 and 12 students now starting to think about their first step on the career ladder. The event showcased a number of local employers, from an array of trades and professions, who were able to talk to the students in depth about possible career paths.  Many students highlighted business and accountancy as a field of particular interest and the staff at Wilkins Kennedy Hertford were pleased to discuss all aspects of the job, including the services offered to clients and the different entry routes into the profession. 

Tax Dates

31 July 2015

Income Tax self-assessment second payment on account for 2014-15

31 July 2015

Final direct debit for Class 2 NICs collected (with collection of Class 2 NICs via self-assessment for tax year 2015–16 onwards)

5 August 2015

First report due to HMRC by employment intermediaries which place workers who are neither direct employees nor treated as employees (subject to confirmation in regulations)

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Prompt Payment Discounts

From 1st April 2015 VAT law in connection with prompt payment discounts is changing. The changes will not only affect those businesses that offer prompt payment discounts to customers but also those who receive invoices offering a prompt payment discount.

The current VAT legislation is relatively simple with the amount of VAT declared on the invoice as well as the amount of VAT the recipient of the supply can treat as input tax being calculated on the discounted price.

The amount of VAT does not change even if the prompt payment discount is not taken up by the customer.  - See more 

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