UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are losing thousands of pounds in potential output due to poor workplace culture, a new study suggests.
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) may introduce a VAT reverse charge for supplies of construction services to businesses from October 2019.
It’s a long way off but the time does fly! Shared parental leave (SPL) and pay is to be extended to working grandparents, Chancellor George Osborne has announced. A consultation is scheduled for 2016 where the policy, intended to give parents more flexibility during a child’s first year, is expected to be implemented […]
If you are considering investing a considerable amount in plant and machinery, it’s worth considering the tax implications first. The annual investment allowance (the amount of capital expenditure you can write off against your tax able profits in the period they are purchased) is set to reduce from £500,000 to £200,000 per annum on 1 […]
Organising and managing an office refit out comes with a long list of ‘to-dos’ and one thing to take into consideration is the tax relief opportunities that may be available. If there’s an opportunity to offset these costs, you are likely to want to do as much as you can to benefit from it. […]
When paying any professional fees or subscriptions to professional bodies on behalf of your employees, check that your organisation is among those which receive tax relief from HMRC. This can be checked on the approved professional organisations and learned societies list found on HMRC’s website as follows: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/professional-organisations-approval-for-tax-relief-application Form P356 should be used […]
There are many changes on the horizon concerning childcare, including: Childcare allowance being increased from 15 to 30 hours a week; Salary sacrifice Childcare Vouchers (CCVs) are due to be abolished; Tax credits are being revised; and Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) is due to be introduced. CCVs and TFC Employers may see lower productivity and […]
Experian’s expertise and insight on data security, in a report published recently, has highlighted a gender imbalance. Men are now victims in two out of three ID thefts (63%) across all financial product applications. The report tells us that criminals making bogus current account applications have been targeting men aged between 50 and 59 (up […]
It is a long time since a government has brought in special legislation for farmers therefore it would be very welcome news that in response to lobbying by the NFU and others that the special rules for farmers’ averaging would be reviewed. It has been suggested that the period over which self-employed farmers can […]
If you are a taxpayer and intend on submitting a paper Self Assessment return, then please take note that the deadline for submitting the 2014-15 return is 31 October 2015. If you submit it late then you will be liable to a £100 late filing penalty. The penalty will apply even if there is no liability […]
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