We will be shut from midday on Friday the 23rd of December until Tuesday 3rd January 2017
We would like to thank all of our customers and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
One of our customers has just notified us that they are still getting the generic notification from HMRC concerning their CIS return, when calling the support line at HMRC they were told to still ignore it.
The HMRC are still issuing some notifications querying the tax treatment of customers, they currently have this on their telephone queueing system.
If you are calling because you have received a ‘GNS’ message stating that the tax treatment used was not as expected – we are aware of this issue, please ignore the ‘GNS’
Today's construction figures are far from gloomy. They suggest that over the next year the business confidence will return after the concerns of the referendum result.
IHS Markit, which publishes the data, said there was evidence of "a renewed rise in staffing levels across the construction sector and a rebound in business expectations for the next 12 months".
Read the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37256532
It has come to our attention that a very small percentage of people have been notified by the HMRC via a “Generic Notification” that there is a query on the tax treatment of some of their subcontractors. It appears that the HMRC recently updated the software and this is an issue their end that they are working on. Please let us know if you have any notifications so that we can keep an eye on this
We have had 3 customers who have been with the Zepto virus in the last 2 weeks, on each occasion they have had to reload a backup.
Please ensure that your virus protection is up to date, and that you take regular backups, (something we know some of you are not very good at). When was the last time you took a backup? How much work would you have to re-enter if that had to be loaded? Please ensure you take regular backups and if you don’t use cloud systems use more than on backup set (if you had the virus on the backup it would be of no use, so have separate devices for each day of the week for example)
Make sure any virus is not a disaster, backup regularly and reliably
Thank you for your patience over the last week whilst we have been waiting for BT to fix our broadband. We were able to run off a reasonable mobile setup but its nice to be back on proper broadband.
We have recently added Scottish Widows and Aviva to the list of Auto Enrolment pension providers supported by our payroll software. The full list is now:
- Peoples Pension
- Scottish Life
- Legal and General
- Royal London
- Well Plan
- Standard Life
- Scottish Widows
Most companies have completed the tax year end, this is the third year under the RTI system. Most people have found it much simpler and quicker as they are now used to producing the regular returns.