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[…]

Accounting for charities

An overview of accountancy issues in the third sector If you’re in charge of running a charity, you will know how it differs from operating a business and how its motives and goals vary. Non-profit organisations are treated very differently under the law, and managing a charity’s accounts can offer some unique challenges as a[…]

Company cars

What’s new for 2018/19? Despite year-on-year tax rises, company cars remain a popular benefit. While the tax cost of expensive high-emission cars can be eye-watering, by choosing carefully it’s possible to enjoy the convenience that comes with a company car for a relatively low tax cost. So, as the new tax year gathers steam, what’s[…]

From sole trader to a limited company

What to expect from incorporating your business With a new tax year almost upon us, many sole traders will be reviewing their business structure and considering whether it’s worth switching to a limited company. There’s no denying that incorporating a business proved popular in 2017, with Companies House reporting a 7% rise in the number[…]

Autumn Budget

Autumn Budget 2017 round-up

A range of measures designed to boost business and productivity were announced in Autumn Budget 2017. Amid a background of discontent surrounding business rates, chancellor Philip Hammond revealed future increases will be determined by the Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation from April 2018. The measure comes into effect two years earlier than originally planned[…]

November 2017 Newsletter

Under-25s push for national living wage equality   Workers under the age of 25 are missing out on more than £6,000 a year because they are not entitled to the national living wage (NLW).

Tax Deadline

Start planning for the New Year Personal Tax deadline

Personal tax returns need to be submitted to HMRC before 31st January. As of today, that leaves just 61 working days to get the return finalised. This year, there is an earlier deadline which may be relevant to you. HMRC have announced from 13 January 2018 (i.e. only 49 days away), they will no longer[…]