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Does Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) apply to you? - April 10, 2017


While changes affecting private residential landlords have made headlines in recent years, the ATED regime is a significant cost for companies, LLPs and partnerships that own a UK residential property valued at more than £500,000. The ATED regime requires you to file a return and pay tax due for the 2017-18 tax year by 30 […more]

Give your business’ finances a spring clean - April 10, 2017


With the clocks now having sprung forward and the new tax year upon us, what better time to give your business’ finances a spring clean? There are a number of steps you can take to ensure that you make the most of 2017-18 and to set your business up for future success. The most important […more]

Spring Budget 2017 - March 8, 2017


Various rumours were swirling around Westminster in the days before Philip Hammond rose to deliver his first Budget – confirmed as the last time a major fiscal statement will be made in the spring. The Chancellor, still scarcely nine months in the job, has a reputation as a cautious man and in advance many expected […more]

£30K tax-free redundancy payments set to be abolished - March 3, 2017


Payments in Lieu of Notice (PILON), one aspect of a typical redundancy payment, alongside compensation for loss of employment, is set to lose its tax-free exemption, which currently applies to payments of up to £30,000, where it is not a contractual requirement. The changes, which are included in draft legislation and set to come into […more]

Reporting company car expenses and fuel - March 3, 2017


If you provide cars to your employees for their own private use, you will need to report this to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) using form P11D at the end of the tax year. The value you will need to list for any vehicles provided in this way is set by HMRC and reflects the […more]

One in five micro-businesses unaware of Making Tax Digital, research shows - March 3, 2017


Research published by FreeAgent has found that a fifth of the smallest business are unaware of Making Tax Digital (MTD) – HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) flagship policy, which will introduce quarterly electronic reporting for most businesses. The FreeAgent survey also found that 84 per cent of micro-businesses thought the Government had not provided enough […more]

Business rates are a “ticking time bomb” - March 3, 2017


In April 2017, businesses are expecting to receive the first indication of their new business rates following the latest revaluation. Although many businesses are expecting small falls in business rates, around a third are expecting very sharp rises. Around a fifth of these, mainly located in the South East where property prices are higher, are […more]

Reminder: Payroll changes ahead - March 3, 2017


From 1 April 2017, the statutory wage for employees in the UK is to increase. The change will mean that those aged 25 and over in receipt of the National Living Wage will see their hourly rate increase from £7.20 to £7.50. Meanwhile, workers aged 21–24 will also see an increase of 10p from £6.95 […more]

New late payment regulations to come into force - March 3, 2017


On 6 April 2017 new rules will come into force that will require Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) and medium and large companies to publish reports on their payment practices. The Limited Liability Partnerships (Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance) Regulations 2017 and The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulation 2017 will require these businesses to report specific information […more]

Don’t miss out on grandparents’ pension boost - February 3, 2017


A request under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that just 1,300 people have claimed National Insurance (NI) credits, which can help them ensure their entitlement to the full state pension when they reach retirement age, if they have left employment to care for grandchildren or other relatives under the age of 12. With […more]

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