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New Corporate Tax Director for WMT

Victoria Nicoll has joined WMT Chartered Accountants as Corporate Tax Director. She will work with companies and owner-managers to achieve the best tax outcomes available for their business and their personal wealth. Bringing a wealth of experience gained fro...

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Time for a fresh look at tax efficient profit extraction?

For owner managed businesses (OMBs) operating as a limited company, taking dividends has long been a popular method of extracting business profits. On 6 April 2018, the annual tax-free dividend allowance reduced from £5,000 to £2,000. This change could tip the...

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SA Law invites local businesses to their Frisbee fundraiser

30 members of staff from SA Law are running the St Albans 5K or half marathon on 10th June as part of the SA Law Corporate Challenge. This is in aid of Read More

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WMT are moving!

After five happy years at 45 Grosvenor Road, we’re moving to new premises in St Albans, to accommodate our ever-expanding team. Our new offices are fantastically well situated, right next to St Albans City railway station, at Verulam Point. This makes it ea...

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Business confidence on the rise

Business confidence is at its highest level for two years, according to the latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) report. What’s more, the positivity is widespread with 10 out of 11 regions and most sectors showing an improvement. Comp...

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What employers need to know for the new tax year

As an employer, you will have filed your year-end payroll returns for the tax year to 5 April 2018. Now, as we move into the new tax year, there are a number of other deadlines approaching, filing obligations and key tax changes that you should be aware of. T...

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WMT joins forces with CTB specialist hospitality accountants

We are delighted to announce that WMT and specialist hospitality accountants, CTB, are combining forces with effect from 10 April 2018. WMT and CTB already share a number of clients in the sector, so merging our resources was a natural next step. Lauren Kaswe...

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National Minimum Wage: Time for action as HMRC moves the goalposts

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC’s) change of policy and automatic naming and shaming means it’s time to review procedures for any business with employees paid at National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates.

HMRC have today released their latest lis...

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Gender pay gap reporting – what’s involved?

The gender pay gap has attracted much attention from the press in recent months. As the deadline for the first gender pay gap report fast approaches, are you aware of your reporting requirements and do you have the right information to hand?

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ICAEW Confidence Monitor – improvements in business confidence

Business confidence has improved since the release of the last ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor in November 2017, but remains in negative territory. The Confidence Index has b...

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