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Part of our mission at AWeb is to encourage discussion and debate about different aspects of running a practice, from different perspectives.
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That's a red-hot scoop John. I wonder what accounting software they use?
Thanks for the question chatman. Della started her firm in 2009 - here's a link to a piece about her firm's first year in business:
And here's an article revisiting 'the class of 2009' written in 2015:
No VAT threshold reduction... what a tease.
Same thing here I'm afraid. We're working on it but in the meantime feel free to continue the conversation in the comments section. Apologies again.
Ah, sorry for the technical issues. We're taking a look now.
Thanks for that Malcolm - there's been plenty on housebuilding in the run-up to the Budget, but it's good to get another angle on the housing situation. We'll see what tomorrow brings!
I wouldn't dream of calling you a scaremonger Jennifer :-) It's certainly a connection that's been highlighted both on the site and in the AWeb office, but the idea of reducing the VAT limit seems a radical, if not completely impossible, proposal...
I'm inclined to agree with your quiet Budget assessment.
The other factor I didn't have space to include in my piece was Parliamentary time. With bucketloads of Brexit legislation to get through in the next year and a half, any major tax/business legislation overhaul just isn't going to get the necessary oversight.
However, I do have a sneaking suspicious Mr Hammond has a surprise or two waiting for us, particularly as very little has leaked out of Downing Street.
The timing of the OTS VAT report was convenient as a quasi-policy kite to test public reaction - what the government has made of the feedback will be interesting.
Or perhaps it'll finally be the year for income tax and NI?? Or maybe not...