We would like to invite you to join us at our fourth Gwent Landlord Forum of the 2017/18 season taking place on Tuesday 30 January between 6pm and 8pm at the Parkway Hotel in Cwmbran. As always, our invitation goes out to all who may be interested in attending this FREE event. So if you … Continue reading Gwent Landlord Forum – 27 March 2018
The South Wales Argus covered our January Gwent Landlord Forum. The first Gwent Landlord Forum of 2018 delivered a clear message to landlords; use technology to make life a little easier. The free event, sponsored by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien and Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, was held on Tuesday 30th January and … Continue reading Tech the Way Forward for Landlords
We have recently become aware of a company which has been hijacked by fraudsters, changing the details of their registered office address, leaving them vulnerable to further fraud. Currently, Companies House do not check the documents filed, leading to them dealing with 50 to 100 cases of identity fraud each month. So how do you … Continue reading Protecting Your Company from Corporate Identity Theft
As a part of their continuing drive to become one of the most digitally advanced tax authorities in the world, HMRC have been working with private and public partners with a view to tackling the problem of fraudulent text messages. Text message fraud has been on the increase over the past few years, with taxpayers … Continue reading HMRC to Tackle Scam Text Messages
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. The new law is designed to offer individuals greater protection in respect of their personal data whether as an employee, a customer, a supplier or a potential client. Businesses will need to demonstrate that they have handled and protected personal data in … Continue reading Getting Started with GDPR
With the 31st January Self-assessment filing deadline just gone, HMRC have published their list of top excuses for late filing. Each year, HMRC publish the ludicrous excuses from taxpayers who miss the deadline, seeking to appease the taxman and avoid penalties. Last year’s top excuse of “my tax return was on my yacht, which caught … Continue reading Out of This World Excuses for Late Returns
The South Wales Argus covers our accountants success. A young Cwmbran accountant has achieved the highest mark on an exam paper across the whole of South Wales. Scott Harris, a trainee accountant at Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, attained the highest mark on the P2 Paper across all students on his course at … Continue reading Young Accountant Is Top of the Class as Cwmbran Firm Makes It Four in a Row
Almost all employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year, but what rate should this based on: their basic pay or should it include any overtime or commission? The Working Time Regulations Act 1998 declares that employers should use basic pay to calculate holiday entitlement, but this contradicts the European Working Time Directive … Continue reading Are Your Employees Receiving the Correct Holiday Pay?
The South Wales Argus covers the upcoming Gwent Landlord Forum. The first Gwent Landlord Forum of 2018 kicks off on Tuesday 30th January at the Parkway Hotel in Llantarnam, Cwmbran. The free event, sponsored by Cwmbran-based Rubin Lewis O’Brien and Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors, aims to educate landlords from across Newport and … Continue reading First Gwent Landlord Forum of 2018 Tackles Tech and Mortgage Products
The Welsh Assembly is to debate proposals later this month to abandon a part of the new Land Transaction Tax, which could have meant some landowners paying more tax in Wales than their English counterparts. Originally the Welsh Government had stated that when Land Transaction Tax is introduced in April 2018 (replacing Stamp Duty in … Continue reading Possible U-turn on Land Transaction Tax?