Tax Preparation Specialist Issues Guidance to Help Taxpayers Struggling with Self Assessment

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With just over two weeks until the Self Assessment deadline, taxpayers who have yet to submit their tax return have been thrown a lifeline in the form of expert guidance to assist them in fully utilising their business expenses within HMRC's regulations on allowable expenses. David Redfern, managing director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd has issued his well-timed advice in order to assist the millions of taxpayers who have yet to file and submit their online Self Assessment tax return.

Appointments to ‘fan the Flame’ at heating merchant

Appointments to ‘fan the Flame’ at heating merchant

Flame Heating Group is setting itself up for continued success in 2019 after making a series of new appointments across its branch network in the North East.

The Boldon-headquartered heating and plumbing merchant has increased its workforce by 10 percent after welcoming six new starters, as well as an internal promotion to a newly-created role. 

Lee Baker has joined Flame as Branch Manager of its Newcastle merchant, while Matt Lindley has progressed to the role of contracts manager, having previously worked as product information manager. 

Jonathan Stobbs has been appointed as technical support supervisor at Flame’s lead branch in Gateshead, with Ivar Hakansson and Kyle Housby joining as drivers at the company’s Newcastle and South Shield outlets, respectively. 

Saras Hope Foundation set to benefit from Flame's support

Saras Hope Foundation set to benefit from Flame's support

Flame Heating Group is hoping to build on the £25,000 it has raised for good causes in the North East, after announcing Saras Hope Foundation as its chosen charity for 2019.

The Boldon-based heating and plumbing merchant will support and fundraise for the Foundation over the course of the year, having previously supported Fighting All Cancers Together (F.A.C.T.) in 2018.

Established in 2007 by Ged and Julie Hoburn, Saras Hope Foundation offers respite for children and young people with cancer and their families, which includes providing fully-funded holidays to create lasting memories with loved ones. 

No-deal Brexit could cost family-owned insulation manufacturer up to £85,000 per year

Brexit Superfoil MD William Bown and a colleague on site

Family owned insulation manufacturer, SuperFOIL Insulation estimates that a no-deal Brexit could cost it £45,000 to £85,000+ per year.

SuperFOIL’s estimate is based on a report published by HM Treasury at the end of 2018 which calculated that a no-deal Brexit could make the UK’s economy 9.3 percent smaller over 15 years.

The analysis also shows that the impact for manufacturers in a no-deal scenario would be the equivalent to, on average, 9 to 17 percent of the value of EU trade compared to today’s arrangements.

Tax Preparation Specialist Provides Assistance to Aid Compliance with HMRC Regulations in Self Assessment Tax Returns

Self Assessment Tax Returns

As part of their ‘Compliance Matters' campaign, DSR Tax Claims Ltd have issued guidance to taxpayers to help them achieve HMRC compliance when completing and submitting their Self Assessment tax returns. Managing Director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd, David Redfern, has provided his guidance in the run-up to the Self Assessment deadline on 31st January to help taxpayers avoid falling foul of HMRC regulations thus risking fines and penalties.

Bathroom supplier presses ahead with plans to become top specified new build brand

Bathroom supplier presses ahead with plans to become top specified new build brand

Yorkshire-based bathroom supplier Easy Bathrooms ramped up its headcount by 60% and opened 11 additional showrooms in 2018, in its plan to become the UK’s number-one specified new-build brand.

The company now has 28 showrooms across the UK, with stores launching across the South of England – including Bracknell, Chelmsford and Norwich – in 2018; boosting staff numbers to 161. The stores aid housebuilders’ ability to improve buyers’ experiences – by providing an inspirational showroom for them to browse and make their bathroom choices.

Van drivers urged to use winter tyres

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Van and truck drivers are being warned to make sure their tyres are fit for winter conditions amid fears of increased accidents on icy roads.
Commercial vehicle leasing giant LeaseVan.co.uk claim drivers are 20% more likely to suffer a road accident during the winter months.

The company supplied thousands of vans to UK drivers each year and are warning their customers to make sure their tyres are fit for winter driving conditions.

This may mean changing their tyres altogether and replacing them with specialist winter treads, particularly if driving on remote country roads. 

Network Rail to scrap toilet charge

Public toilets with toilet charge

It’s good news for commuters as Network Rail scraps toilet charges at Leeds, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street stations and vows to end toilet charges at all 20 of its stations by 1st April 2019.

Network Rail own and operate the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the nation, with 20 of Britain’s busiest railway stations under its management. The move is part of a nationwide drive to make its stations “more friendly, accessible and open”.

Tax Specialist Issues Advice for Self Assessment Tax Returns Prior to 31st January Deadline

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With the 31st January 2019 deadline looming, tax preparation specialist David Redfern, Managing Director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd, has issued his top tips to ensure that your Self Assessment tax return is as painless as possible. Although taxpayers who are subject to Self Assessment can submit their tax returns as early as 6th April following the end of the tax year, many of the 11 million taxpayers who must send a Self Assessment tax return leave it until the last moment, risking fines and penalties for late filing and payment. Redfern's top tips aim to prevent the misery of HMRC penalties by ensuring that your Self Assessment tax return is submitted accurately and on time.

Multigenerational bathrooms: Why the industry needs to cater for all

Multigenerational bathrooms

With an ageing population and an increasing number of adult children returning to their parental homes after moving out, multigenerational living in the UK is on the rise. Research by insurance company Aviva* shows that multi-family households in the UK grew by 50% between 2005 and 2015. Assuming the same rate of growth in the next 10 years, there will be almost half a million multi-family households by 2025.

Having two - or even three - generations living under one roof means families are required to adapt their home to meet everyone’s needs and one room where this can prove difficult, is the bathroom.