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Are you paying too much for employee benefits?

With latest official figures (for June to August 2017) showing UK unemployment at just 4.3% – its lowest level since 1975 – employers need to not only offer attractive benefits packages, but also make sure their employees appreciate the value of those benefits. This involves both reducing unnecessary costs and communicating the contents of benefits packages clearly.

Charitable donations by partnerships - is Gift Aid available?

Since 6 April 2016, individual partners have had to make their own Gift Aid declarations when a partnership makes a donation to a charity or CASC. This reflects the correct legal position that each partner has made a donation. Each partner’s Gift Aid declaration must contain their name and full home address and be given to the charity or CASC. The amount of each partner’s share of the whole donation also needs to be specified in their declaration or in any supporting correspondence given to a charity or CASC.

GCC: it's time to register for VAT

With less than three months to go before businesses in the GCC are expected to start accounting for VAT, businesses should be well on the way to being ready. Whilst the Executive Order has not yet been released, the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) is still pushing ahead with its plans to implement VAT.

A guide to VAT for tech start-ups

Value added tax (VAT) is a sales tax designed to be borne by the end consumer. It can be complex and affects most organisations across the European Union. Although sometimes a cause of compliance headaches for tech companies, being a VAT-registered business can bring its advantages.
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