Businesses basis period rules in line for reform

Unincorporated businesses could be about to see significant changes to the ways in which they are taxed. This is following the launch of a Government consultation. The Government plans to reform the basis period rules in a bid to simplify how unincorporated businesses, such as sole traders and business partnerships, allocate trading profits to tax[…]

Starting a new business after COVID-19

New businesses can still grow and flourish. Not much can stop determined entrepreneurs from building a new business from the ground up. Even during such challenging times as a COVID-19 or its ensuing fallout budding business owners are succeeding. The pandemic has proven a huge challenge for businesses. 396,155 UK firms closed in 2020 according to[…]

Company Car: The pros & cons of an electric car.

Despite the potentially high personal taxable benefit, many employees still enjoy and prefer the convenience of being offered the use of a company car by their employer. Those employers familiar with the benefit-in-kind tax rules will be aware the tax impact on the employee is much lower for those that choose an electric vehicle, rather[…]

Allowable Expenses – The costs you can reclaim.

If you’re self-employed, there are various costs which you are able to deduct as allowable expenses for your business in 2021/2022. By deducting these allowable expenses as part of calculating your business’s taxable profits, it’s possible for us to reduce your income tax bill in the process.  If your business has turnover of £50,000 in[…]

How to manage cashflow in your business

During what would normally be the busiest period of the year for businesses in retail, hospitality and other sectors, many will now be keeping a close eye on their cashflow as they deal with the impacts of COVID-19. While Government-backed schemes like furlough, grants and loans will provide some much-needed support, there could be additional[…]

Coronavirus support for businesses

Options to limit the financial damage of COVID-19 It’s hard to believe that Rishi Sunak has only been the Chancellor since Valentine’s Day, given what he’s had to deal with in a matter of weeks since. On the back of delivering a Spring Budget, Sunak has revealed an unprecedented multi-billion-pound stimulus package to support businesses[…]

Employer issues with automatic enrolment

Policy success, but headache for employers? Back in 2012, less than half of private-sector employees in the UK had a pension scheme. Today, that figure is 85% and this huge increase is due to the successful rollout of auto-enrolment. It started with the largest companies and now applies to employers of all sizes with staff[…]