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Santa needs to ensure he is compliant with new auto-enrolment rules

All employers should have Auto Enrolment on their radar, both with regard to the set up and contribution to a pension scheme for all eligible employees. As a relatively small employer, Santa has time on his side, but he will …

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AUTUMN STATEMENT: tenants will still pay despite fee ban

The Chancellor has just finished delivering his Autumn Statement, where he outlined plans to ban letting agent fees and protect tenants from rocketing costs. But, according to Wilkins Kennedy LLP’s Head of Property and Construction, tenants will still pick up the bill. Mr Hammond will bring in the new laws “as soon as possible” that will see the end of fees charged to tenants for a range of administration activities, such as referencing and credit checks. However, this perceived cost of around £200 per agreement that is applicable to around 4.3 million households, will inevitably be passed back to landlords who may increase rents as a way of retrieving the cost.

Tax Dates

30 December 2016

Deadline for submission of online self- assessment tax return for tax due to be included in the 2017/18 PAYE code.

Brexit 2016

The latest on Britain’s exit from the EU

On 23rd June 2016, British voters went to the polls to cast their vote in the historic EU Referendum. Based on a 72.2% turnout, a majority voted to leave the European Union with 52% of the vote, against 48% to remain.

Following this announcement, Wilkins Kennedy brings you all the latest Brexit news and the potential impact it could have for individuals and businesses around the UK.

Our Brexit Hub provides details of events before, during and after the Referendum as well as what could happen next as the nation prepares for independence from the EU. If you have any queries relating to how Brexit might affect you, contact us today on

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