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Jacqui Shapland Accountancy is a firm of local accountants first established in a small village in 1989. In 1991 we relocated to an even smaller village.

We offer a variety of accountancy services to small businesses who are looking for a local accountant that puts customer satisfaction at the top of their list of services. With modern technology we provide the services of a local accountant to businesses from Bideford to Bedford, from Gravenhurst to John O Groats, From Dunstable to Dyfedd. We even provide the services of a local accountant as far afield as Spain and the Netherlands.

Jacqui Shapland has a wealth of experience in providing local accountancy services to small buisness. "I have been associated with small businesses for most of my life. My Father and Grandfather were small businessmen and my brothers all run their own businesses. I have not just an understanding, but first hand knowledge, of the problems facing small buisnesses. Not least the problems with keeping costs down.

I like to think we offer a good all round service at very reasonable costs. The small businessess local accountant"

Jacqui is a a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and has worked with small business accounts and administration all of her working life.


Regulatory News for Small Business


Changes for the Self-Employed
Those with no profits chargeable to tax (under Chapter 2, Part 2 ITTOIA 2005) or profits below the new Small Profits Threshold (equivalent to the current Small Earnings Exception level) will no longer have to apply in advance for an exception from paying Class 2 NICs. Instead they will have the option to pay Class 2 NICs voluntarily at the end of the year as liability will not automatically arise.
The amount of Class 2 NICs due, which will still be calculated based on the number of weeks of self-employment in the year, will be determined when the individual completes their SA return and paid alongside their income tax and Class 4 NICs. For those that wish to spread the cost of their Class 2 NICs, HMRC will retain a facility for them to make regular payments throughout the year.


Next wave of HMRC taskforces target the private security industry
The taskforce – aimed at security guards, bouncers and their employers – will focus on workers in London and the South East. HMRC has seen an increased risk of fraudulent VAT repayment claims being submitted by the private security industry and the taskforce is expected to recover £10 million.


New HMRC disclosure opportunity
HMRC has launched yet another tax disclosure opportunity, this time for Health and wellbeing professionals.
Taxpayers can report undeclared income if they work in a health and wellbeing profession such as:
physical therapy - eg physiotherapist, chiropractor, chiropodist, osteopath, occupational therapist
alternative medicine or therapy - eg homeopathy, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, reflexology, nutrition
other therapy - eg psychology, speech therapy, arts therapy.
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HMRC taskforces target industry to recover £16m
HMRC has announced the launch of four specialist taskforce initiatives around the country with the aim of recovering a total of £16m in unpaid tax.
The taskforces will target the haulage industry in the Midlands, which is expected to yield £3.5m, and the restaurant trade in Yorkshire and Humber, from which HMRC expects to recover £3.8m.
A third taskforce will cover all areas of the Scottish fishing industry, including tax evasion by crews, fishing vessel owners and fish processors, and is expected to recover £3.6m.
HMRC expects its biggest haul, £5.5m, to come from the taskforce dedicated to tackling tax avoidance in the holiday industry in Blackpool, Lake District, North Wales, Devon and Cornwall.
<From Accountancy Live


No safe havens for offshore tax cheats
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) confirmed today that it is working with the United States and Australian tax administrations (the IRS and ATO) on data which reveals extensive use of complex offshore structures to conceal assets by wealthy individuals and companies.
<HMRC press release here