Check if NI numbers and VAT numbers are valid

A guide to help you determine if NI numbers and VAT numbers are valid. Certain PAYE returns (P35, P11D) will be rejected by HMR&C if a National Insurance number (NINO) is incorrectly displayed. Valid numbers always follow the same format, two letters, followed by six numbers, followed by a single letter. i.e. AB123456D. The following…

Payroll deadlines

Filing deadlines We are approaching a number of important filing deadlines that will apply to businesses who operate a payroll. We have summarised the main key dates below. If you have any problems meeting these dates we may be able to help. 19 May 2008 – Last date for your 2007-08 forms P14, or substitutes,…

VAT Cash Accounting

We seem to be entering a period when banks are likely to have less money to lend, and when they do lend interest rates charged will be “realistic”. The self styled liquidity crisis is with us! Consequently the management of your cash resources will be critical in the coming months as businesses chase liquidity by…