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VAT rate change for the Hospitality Sector

VAT rate change for the Hospitality Sector

As an urgent response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to support businesses severely affected by forced closures and social distancing measures, the Government are making changes to the VAT rate for certain sectors. The temporary VAT rate of 5% for the...
Apple iPhone iOS security exploit

Apple iPhone iOS security exploit

A security flaw affecting all major Apple devices, including iPhones, Macs and Apple Watches has been identified by independent researchers. The security risk allows hackers to gain access to devices through the iMessage service, even if a link or file isn’t...
Microsoft Exchange Email Servers Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Exchange Email Servers Vulnerabilities

Hackers are targeting Microsoft email servers after a series of vulnerabilities were detailed at a computer security conference earlier this month. We strongly recommend you update to the latest security patches as soon as possible: Exchange 2019 CU10 + KB5004780 =...
Business after Brexit — Importing and Exporting

Business after Brexit — Importing and Exporting

The UK government has enacted significant legislation to facilitate businesses establishing new relationships with companies based in the EU. This guide (based on a Sage Hub article) contains essential checks to ensure your business transactions are responsive to new...
Plastic Packaging Tax

Plastic Packaging Tax

So, what is the Plastic Packaging Tax anyway?   We all remember the plastic bag tax which was effective in creating major change in the behaviour of consumers. The government is confident that the new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) will have similar effects on the...
Optimistic Outlook for the Food Industry

Optimistic Outlook for the Food Industry

The BDO’s latest Food & Drink report 2021, paints a picture of how COVID-19 and Brexit have both had huge impacts on food and drink manufacturing. However, it is not all doom and gloom as the sector remains resilient, optimistic for the future, and continues to...