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Assure UK Welcomes Workers Pension Trusts Successful Authorisation

Leading audit and assurance provider, Assure UK worked with Workers Pension Trust on the Systems and Processes and Fit and Proper Person Checks to successfully obtain Master Trust Authorisation on 27 August 2019 by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Workers Pension Trust brings the number of authorised schemes in the market to 20 and is the […]

Are You a Medium to Large Business? IR35 Could Impact You

After many years of dithering and sabre rattling HMRC finally started to enforce the off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) for the public sector in 2017. Now those same rules are about to be applied to medium sized and large businesses from April 2020. IR35 was introduced in 1999 initially to curb the proliferation […]

Assure UK Launch Cloud Accounting Company

Assure UK has launched a sister company Progress Accountants, to meet clients cloud accounting needs and help them comply with Making Tax Digital regulations. Based in North Oxfordshire, Progress Accountants is not your average accountancy practice, it is here to reinvent accountancy, making business life for clients a little more enjoyable. From simply helping to […]

No Change to Rent a Room Scheme for Air BnB Landlords

Last year HMRC carried out a review of rent a room relief that was introduced in 1992 to offer a wider range of low cost rented accommodation. It was proposed that the availability of this generous relief would be restricted to situations where the taxpayer was resident for at least part of the time when […]

Assure UK Celebrates Success at the Cherwell Business Awards

Assure UK, Banbury based audit and assurance provider is celebrating success having won the Apprenticeship and Training award at the Cherwell Business Awards 2019. Now in its 8th year, the Cherwell Business Awards aim to bring the business community together in the Cherwell district to celebrate hard work and excellence and showcase true success stories. […]

Understanding Internal Audit: COSO Framework

Practical knowledge of the 2013 COSO Internal Control – Integrated Framework (the Framework) is needed for pension scheme entities wanting to demonstrate to the Pensions Regulator (TPR) and stakeholders that it is taking the EU Directive IORP II on internal controls seriously. COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) is a US business […]

Non-Resident Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on Property

Non-UK residents will from 6 April 2019 must pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the disposal of UK real estate. Prior to the legislation CGT on real estate for non-residents was only on disposals of residential property. Moving forward CGT will be applied to all UK land (including commercial). Indirect disposals The CGT will also […]

Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge April 2019

Disguised remuneration charges will apply to certain loans to directors and employees that are still outstanding after 5 April 2019. The charge affects arrangements involving loans made via Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) and similar disguised remuneration schemes. The new reporting and payment obligations came into force for employers using such schemes on 5 April 2019. […]

The Benefits of Assurance Reporting

What is Assurance reporting? Assurance is provided to give its recipients ‘piece of mind’. There are different types of assurance reports, they can be for internal and external use, the reports provide confidence to stakeholders in regards to the systems and processes your business has in place. These reports highlight how risks are being managed […]

Personal Service Company Changes from April 2020

In the Autumn Budget, the Chancellor announced that the “off payroll” workers rules that currently apply in the public sector would be rolled out to the private sector in 2020. The government have now issued a consultation paper that sets out proposed tax and national insurance changes that will impact on those supplying their services […]

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