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Step-by-step guide to automatic pension re-enrolment

November 20th, 2017

Every three years, employers must re-enrol eligible employees back into their workplace pension scheme. Known as automatic re-enrolment, this policy targets staff who may have opted out of the scheme, stopped their contributions or chose to pay less than the minimum amount. Your re-enrolment date is your staging date plus three years, and the process […]

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Considering a company car? Everything you need to know

October 31st, 2017

You may think a company car offers great benefits for both the business and the employee, but have you considered all of the tax implications? Any car owned by a company, which is used by an employee for personal use, will attract a benefit in kind charge based on the CO2 rating and the list […]

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SME mistreatment through RBS’s Global Restructuring Group

October 27th, 2017

The Global Restructuring Group (GRG) was Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) former turnaround division for struggling businesses, before it was shut down in 2014 following allegations of mistreatment. 16,000 companies were allegedly pushed into the GRG unit after the onset of the financial and banking crisis of 2008. Many business banking customers of RBS and […]

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The Impact of the Criminal Finances Act

October 26th, 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force in late September, overhauling the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) anti-money laundering and confiscation regime. Under the new rules, companies and partnerships are now criminally liable for failing to prevent tax evasion by an associated person – something which increases the need for robust risk management […]

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Land Remediation Relief: Can you claim it?

October 4th, 2017

Land Remediation Relief (LRR) offers a big incentive to businesses and land owners that bring contaminated and derelict land back to productive use. Introduced in 2001 and redesigned in 2009, LRR offers a relief on Corporation Tax equal to 150% of the qualifying expenditure that was incurred in the cleaning up of acquired land. Contaminated […]

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Entrepreneurs’ Relief for Property Developers

August 21st, 2017

Property developers could gain a lucrative tax break by using Entrepreneurs’ Relief, though there are several qualifying factors to keep in mind. Entrepreneurs’ Relief reduces Capital Gains Tax for individuals to just 10 per cent when disposing of all or part of a qualifying business. However, there is a lifetime limit of £10 million of qualifying […]

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Guest post: Funding SME success

July 26th, 2017

Author is Simon Berry (pictured) Senior Investment Executive at FW Capital SMEs are ambitious yet without a solid funding stream, this ambition could be nothing more than a pipe dream. Whether it’s new equipment, cash injections or extra working capital, businesses need money to continue growing. Here at FW Capital, we manage the £102million NPIF – […]

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Salary Vs Dividends: What’s the best combination?

July 25th, 2017

Owners and company directors can choose how and when to extract funds from their business. Yet with almost every extraction resulting in one tax charge or another, it’s important to understand how best to take money out of your business. Salary Taking all of your income as salary will require a PAYE scheme setting up […]

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Are you GDPR ready?

July 21st, 2017

On the 25th May 2018, the law around General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes. From this date, it will be illegal to contact anyone, including customers and prospects, with business messages without their permission. GDPR covers any sort of data about an EU citizen, whether that’s names, contact information, card payment details, IPs, cookies etc. […]

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Making Tax Digital Delayed to 2020

July 18th, 2017

Ministers have announced that they’re changing how they implement Making Tax Digital. Under the new rules and timetable, businesses will only have to keep digital records and update the taxman every quarter from 2020. Starting in 2019, businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold, currently £85,000, will have to keep records for VAT purposes. […]

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