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Employed vs self-employed: what to consider when claiming R&D tax relief

July 24th, 2020

We have this conversation with all our R&D (research and development) clients: the difference in the rate of tax relief between PAYE employees and sub-contractors. Many reasons determine whether an individual is employed or self-employed; far too many to list within a short piece. When the business has driven the situation – perhaps due to […]

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Brewery toasts equity raise and Crowdcube success

July 20th, 2020

Ambitious businesses always have one eye on the next big step in their journey. It might mean launching new services, purchasing a larger premise or expanding overseas. However, not all businesses have the capital sitting in the bank to put those plans in place. Thankfully, there are numerous ways of raising equity to make these […]

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A view from the top | Friday 17 July Edition

July 17th, 2020

A view from the top | By Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner The age-old saying, ‘fail to prepare and you prepare to fail’, has never been more relevant. Though the economy is in a state of flux, many businesses feel that COVID-19 hasn’t impacted them too greatly… yet. The fact is that the reality of […]

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How will today’s Summer Economic Update affect you?

July 8th, 2020

Today’s Summer Economic Update (or “Emergency Budget” as it has been dubbed) enabled the Chancellor to set out the Government’s second phase response with a targeted ‘Plan for Jobs’; the principal purpose is to support the UK’s economic recovery while continuing to prioritise people’s health. The Government’s initial response was to support families and businesses […]

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Should you consider ‘pivoting your business’ to develop new opportunities?

May 15th, 2020

You know how terms, expressions and phrases can catch on when they are used repeatedly by those in the Media? During this exceptional time of COVID-19, there seems to be a plethora of expressions being used to cover everything from medical matters through to economic conditions. We have recently seen one such expression gain traction […]

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HMRC extends ‘soft landing’ period for Making Tax Digital

April 29th, 2020

The introduction of Making Tax Digital may seem like a distant memory, but the beginning of April 2020 was set to mark the end of HMRC’s soft landing period, which had provided a ‘light touch’ to non-compliance with the new rules. Yet due to the present-day pressures facing businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, HMRC has […]

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Putting quality of life first for employees and clients

March 30th, 2020

Around 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK, including one in six people above the age of 80. That’s a lot of people in need of care, and a lot of families struggling to know how best to provide it. The challenge of procuring dementia care is likely to fall to those in […]

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House proud: Champion aids transition of new MD

March 24th, 2020

Though every business owner hopes to always remain at its firm’s helm, there may come a time when new blood must take the reins. This change in operations must be handled sensitively for business continuity, while the person selected to step into the shoes of their predecessor must get up to speed with roles that […]

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Don’t miss out on AIA tax relief

March 6th, 2020

The clock is ticking for business owners who want to benefit from substantial tax relief on big ticket purchases such as plant and machinery. December 2020 sees the end of the temporary increase to the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA). This is the 100 per cent upfront allowance that applies to qualifying expenditure up to a […]

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Changes to PPR final period exemption and Lettings Relief

February 26th, 2020

The government is amending current tax legislation relating to the sale of residential properties. Here’s everything you need to know about the changes to Principal Private Residence (PPR) Relief and Lettings Relief, which are due to come into effect from 6th April 2020. What’s changing and what does it mean? In the 2018 Autumn Budget, […]

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