Security

Open banking – 90-day reauthorisation relaxed

Open Banking in the UK is overseen by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which recently announced changes that will make lives much easier for small business owners! The background Open Banking was designed with the goal of making it easier for licensed companies to access customer bank data more easily, with their permission. It is […]

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Beware the Self Assessment Scam!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for scammers! We’re heading closer towards the filing deadline for Self Assessment Tax Returns and the due date for Payments on Account. As a result, many people would be unsurprised to receive an email, text or call from HMRC. Consequently, it’s a perfect time for fraudsters! Nearly […]

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Your Fee Protection membership…

Our passion is to help clients get, and keep, the most from their hard work, in as many ways as possible. With that in mind, we include the cost of membership of our Fee Protection scheme in our standard fees for all clients. There are no extra amounts to pay during the year; it’s all rolled […]

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Pension Scams average losses double

According to the latest figures from Action Fraud the average loss from pension scams has reached £50,949 this year. That figure is more than double that of £23, 689, reported last year. Action Fraud said the losses in each case ranged from less than £1,000 up to £500,000, and the real figures could be higher as […]

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HMRC branded scams surge…

According to the latest figures, HMRC branded scams have increased by a huge 87% in the last 12 months. In figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request, there were 572,029 HMRC branded scams reported in 2019-20. This rose to 1,069,522 in 2020-21. It’s thought that the increase was triggered by fraudsters looking to take […]

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Commercial Rent moratorium extended to March 2022

The ban on commercial evictions has been extended to 25th March 2022 to allow an extra nine months for businesses affected by Cororanvirus to recover. The previous moratorium was due to expire at the end of June 2021. Treasury secretary Stephen Barclay has told the Commons ‘Existing measures will remain in place, including extending the […]

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Visit our Rebound Resources page for free tools & guidance to help your business Rebound from the pandemic.