• Mercia SEO Digital Marketing Services

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    Using SEO To Promote Your Business Online

    Businesses are realising the potential of digital as more and more firms are investing in their brands online. However, simply investing in a new website and creating social media pages is not enough. To get a return on your investment in a website, it is important to consider search engine optimization (SEO) – after all […]

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  • Making Tax Digital Mercia Group

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    The Next Legislative Step

    Despite all of the so-called consultation over recent months, the Budget speech and subsequent publication of the Finance Bill illustrate that HMRC have not really listened or moved their position materially from their original starting point.

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  • Mercia Accountants TTYC Salary Sacrifice Renumeration Package

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    Salary Sacrifice Arrangements

    The Government have become concerned that salary sacrifice arrangements are being used in an abusive manner and so new rules are introduced to limit the income tax and employer NIC advantages where benefits-in-kind are provided through salary sacrifice arrangements (described in the legislation as optional remuneration arrangements).

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  • Mercia Blog Charities

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    Charities And The Common Reporting Standard

    New tax laws on automatic exchange of information will impose extra reporting requirements on some charities that have income from investments and that have beneficiaries, shareholders or lenders outside the UK. Charities with most of their income from donations, and those with all operations, investors and beneficiaries in the UK, will not need to report, […]

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    More Problems With The Savings And Dividend Tax Regimes

    Back in June 2016, I wrote about some of the unexpected issues arising from the introduction of the Savings Allowance and the Dividend Allowance for the 2016/17 tax year. I speculated at the time whether tax return software would automatically compute the minimum tax liability when they were issued in April 2017.

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  • Mercia Blog Email Marketing

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    Getting Email Marketing Right

    It is important to regularly keep in touch with your clients and prospects. Emails can help you to promote your firm, market your professional services and demonstrate your availability should your clients need to get in touch. Periodic newsletters and email campaigns are an easy and effective way to do so.

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    Draft Money Laundering Regulations 2017 published

    March 2017 saw the government published the long awaited draft Money Laundering Regulations 2017, plus a further consultation in this area. You may recall from my October 2016 blog post that we had been waiting for some time to see this draft legislation, as final legislation is due to come into force by 26 June […]

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    Proposals to simplify FRS 102

    On 23 March 2017, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) issued FRED 67 containing draft amendments to FRS 102 and other new UK GAAP standards.  In this blog post, we consider some of the main proposals. FRED 67 Draft Amendments to FRS 102 There is much to like in these proposals, although you may receive news […]

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  • Mercia Blog Evolution of Technology in Accounting

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    Evolution Of Technology In Accounting

    Accounting is in the midst of digital disruption. With the advent of Internet, mobile devices and all things digital, technology has witnessed a big evolution when it comes to accounting. We have come a long way since the abacus was first used in 16th century for basic, everyday calculations.

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    Key Points From Budget 2017

    So what exactly is a damp squib? On old phrase from one of my teachers helps explain – it’s a bit like an elephant, difficult to describe but you know one when you see one.

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  • Handshake LLP SORP Mercia Blog

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    Changes to LLPs and SORP

    January 2017 saw the issue of the final version of the new LLP SORP which is the final piece in the jigsaw for the new reporting regime in respect of LLPs. Recent UK GAAP changes include the withdrawal of the FRSSE and revisions to FRS 102 along with the extension of the micro-entity reporting regime […]

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