From 6th April 2019, the total minimum contribution for auto-enrolment is increasing to 8%. Employers will need to make sure that they contribute at least 3% of qualifying earnings (up from 2%), with employees paying in the remaining 5% (previously 3%). As an employer, it is your legal obligation to ensure that this 8% contribution […]READ MORE »
There is less than three months to go until Making Tax Digital transforms the UK tax system. If the new rules apply to you, it is essential that you prepare your business now to avoid a penalty from HMRC. Over the last six months, we’ve been working hard to help clients across our offices, assisting […]READ MORE »
Although Government statistics have shown a marked increase in the uptake of its Research and Development Tax Relief Scheme, there remains certain misconceptions around who is eligible to apply for R&D. Introduced in 2000, R&D tax credits aim to encourage investment in innovation, allowing businesses to claim tax relief on eligible activities. The scheme means […]READ MORE »
A consequence of failing to seek proper advice or opting for the cheapest possible insurance quote often leads to many businesses leaving themselves underinsured. A recent report suggests that up to 80% of UK commercial properties are underinsured and a further 40% of businesses fail to have the right business interruption cover in place. Inadequate […]READ MORE »
Planning what will happen to your possessions and savings once you’re no longer here is something that many of us put off. And this is backed up by research from YouGov, which suggests that 62% of adults in the UK are running the risk of dying intestate, meaning they’ve no will in place. Estate planning […]READ MORE »
According to a survey by the British Chamber of Commerce, two thirds of businesses say that VAT is their biggest administrative burden. With this is mind, we’ve put together a simple guide to help businesses get to grips with the basics of this rather tricky tax. What is VAT? VAT, or Value Added Tax, is […]READ MORE »
Although there have been some calls for a delay to the scheme, with the pilot well underway and HMRC ramping up their awareness campaign, it is clear that it’ll be full steam ahead for Making Tax Digital come April 2019. So, with the rollout just a matter of months away, it’s crucial that your business […]READ MORE »
With any business, forward planning is key to success. And although it might not be a top priority, considering what will happen when you leave the business should form part of your overall plan. You’ve worked hard to build your company to what it is today, so when it comes to your exit strategy, it […]READ MORE »
The chancellor’s third Autumn Budget and the last one before Britain leaves the EU in March didn’t fail to disappoint, with Philip Hammond pledging numerous changes during his 72-minute speech to boost living standards across the country and help work towards ending austerity once and for all – an underlying message throughout his speech. Many […]READ MORE »
To move or not to move? All businesses are faced with the relocation question at some point. Maybe there’s a need for more space, maybe your existing premises just don’t suit you any more, maybe the building is being closed, or it might be a combination of factors. As with moving house, moving your business […]READ MORE »
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