• Apprenticeship Levy and Funding

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    Apprenticeship Levy And Changes To Apprenticeship Funding

    From 6 April 2017 a new charge will apply to some employers – the Apprenticeship Levy. Although many employers will not pay the Levy, there will be significant changes to the taxpayer funding of apprenticeships for all employers. The changes are being introduced as the government wants to encourage the creation of 3 million apprenticeships […]

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  • LinkedIn Business Strategy

    Using LinkedIn as part of your business strategy

    Last month, we shared tips on using LinkedIn to improve your online presence. This month, we look at how accountancy firms can use LinkedIn to market their practice online. LinkedIn has established itself as a powerful and useful business tool, rather than simply as a method of connecting with those who you know in the […]

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  • Mercia Audit 2017

    Do you still need an audit? 2016 and beyond…

    Changes to company and LLP law effective for periods commencing on or after 1 January 2016 allow many more businesses to claim exemption from audit. Here’s a quick reminder of the headline changes. Overview Small companies’ (and LLPs’) audit exemption criteria are principally driven by size thresholds and other qualifying criteria defined in law. For […]

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  • Mercia Blog Talking To Your Clients Landlords Residential Property Interest

    Upcoming Changes For Landlords

    The amount of income tax relief landlords can get on residential property finance costs will be restricted to the basic rate of income tax. Landlords will no longer be able to deduct all of their finance costs from their property income. They will instead receive a basic rate reduction from their income tax liability for […]

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  • CASS Audit Assurance Standard

    FCA CASS Assurance Standard: Are you ready?

    We’re now comfortably into 2017, and if you are involved in client asset (CASS) audits for FCA firms such as insurance brokers, asset managers and stockbrokers, you need to prepare for changes to the way in which you conduct these assurance engagements. New rules for CASS audits come into force by the beginning of May 2017.

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    Mercia – looking back and planning ahead

    This has been another busy year for everyone involved at Mercia. We continue to thrive as a business, realising the need for progression in order to provide our clients with the best products and services possible. We also updated our branding and overall look to keep the Mercia brand progressing. Here are some of our […]

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