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  • A mixed prognosis for salary sacrifice Posted on 26 November 2015

    In the details of the Autumn Statement published yesterday, the Government noted its ongoing concerns about salary sacrifice schemes. We assess the possible implications for salary sacrifice car schemes.
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    Today the Public Accounts Committee reports on HMRC's failures to provide services to customers including small businesses, and the National Audit Office warns of operational challenges and bottlenecks as automatic pensions enrollment requirements are rolled out to 1.8 million small employers. Click the title above for article considering how tax and other regulatory compliance work could be made easier for SMEs.
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    The Competition and Markets Authority's investigation into the SME lending market will publish its provisional findings and possible remedies on Thursday. We consider whether there could be a call for changes to prudential regulation of SME loans including asset finance.
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    9½ Weeks starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke wasn’t rated by the critics so it might seem odd to find a reference to this 1986 film about psychosexual stimulation in Leasing Life magazine. This article, written for Leasing Life, isn’t actually about a fictional relationship lasting 9½ weeks but instead a real one lasting 9½ years. It is, of course, the relationship between the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the leasing industry.
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    Last week’s ITV documentary, ‘Cash in hand- Payday loans’ gave us a fly-on-the-wall view of the collections department at payday lender Uncle Buck. We consider the need for a fresh look at how collections are carried out in the high cost short term credit market.
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    Last month it was announced that FCA chief executive Martin Wheatley would be stepping down in September, following the Chancellor's decision not to renew his term of appointment next year. We explore the significance of this for FCA regulated firms.
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    Making it harder to be a bank Posted on 08 July 2015

    How the Chancellor's new banking profit tax surcharge could impact asset finance - and why a small crowdfunding platform in Caerphilly might point towards an answer.
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    The Office of Tax Simplification's new tax complexity index has leasing at the top of the table for impact of complexity. We assess what this means, particularly given the need for changes to the tax rules when the IASB's new accounting standard is completed.
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    Archive of blogs to June 2015 Posted on 23 June 2015

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