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Howards is shortlisted for  IRIS Customer Award

Howards is shortlisted for IRIS Customer Award

Following up our achievements in the British Accountancy Awards, Howards is in the running for another major accolade.  The 2020 IRIS Customer Awards celebrate businesses using IRIS software applications for accounts, bookkeeping, HR and payroll solutions that...
New rules to calculate holiday pay

New rules to calculate holiday pay

Almost all workers are entitled to holiday pay, which should reflect what a person would have earned if they had been at work. The principle is simple – workers should not take a hit financially just because they take time off. To promote fair play and ensure that...
Why it pays to know your tax code

Why it pays to know your tax code

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) provides tax codes to all employers and pension providers to ensure that earnings and pensions are correctly taxed at source and the right amount of tax is collected during each tax year. However, due to recent changes, understanding...
Compliance checks –getting it right

Compliance checks –getting it right

It’s been a busy year on the business front with Making Tax Digital and Brexit taking up a lot of time for companies, government and HMRC. In times of such uncertainty businesses may think that government agencies have more important priorities than to check whether...
Common Construction Industry Scheme errors to avoid

Common Construction Industry Scheme errors to avoid

Anyone working in the construction industry will be familiar with the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).  Essentially, where a contract for work falls within the scope of CIS contractors are required to report and deduct tax from subcontractors at the rate...