buy-to-let

Buy-to-let property

A guide for individual landlords on the recent tax changes.  Whether you own one or 50 let properties, you need to be aware of the tax changes that have already started to take effect – and which will accelerate over the coming years. Restricted interest For periods before 6 April 2017, all the interest and[…]

Savings

Lifetime ISAs

Incorporating the Lifetime ISA into your savings strategy. The past few years have seen several innovations in the savings account market. Gone are the days when savers only had cash and stocks and shares ISAs to choose from. Nowadays you can open specialist accounts designed to help you save for your first home and for[…]

Improving Cashflow

A guide to maintaining a healthy balance between money coming in and out of your business. If your business does not have a steady stream of money flowing into it, you will be unlikely to be a going concern in 12 months.  On the other hand, every business will have regular costs that they have[…]

Employee Benefits

A guide for employees on the tax implications of accepting common employee benefits. Most employers provide a range of benefits in kind to their employees. You may be able to choose which benefits to take up, so you should be aware of the different tax and national insurance (NI) implications of each benefit you pick.[…]

Firms Prepare for Making Tax Digital…

Businesses will be given at least 12 months to prepare for the transition to digital tax accounts. Businesses, self-employed people and landlords will need to submit quarterly updates to HMRC. There records will need to be kept digitally by 2020, but this will be phased in. The current plan is to start quarterly reporting from[…]

Business announcements from Budget 2016

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget 2016 on 16 March 2016 and outlined several changes national insurance, corporation tax and stamp duty. Some of the headline measures relating to businesses announced in the Budget include: Corporation tax – the rate of corporation tax will reduce to 17% by 2020 Business rate relief – the doubling[…]