The Spring 2018 Annual Budget Summary Statement from Chancellor Philip Hammond on 13 March 2018 delivered a “steady as you go” approach. As you would expect, it was peppered with party political jibes which were no doubt intended to lift the spirits of his own party and dismay the opposition. There was very little “promised” […]

Did you know that Lancaster University runs a scheme which could provide fresh brains for your business, helping you to move towards operating with a lower carbon footprint? All businesses need a bit of fresh perspective from time to time. The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University can support your business to focus on […]

Whenever someone says ‘don’t panic’ what do we all do? Typically panic!! The News at 10 has headlined recent stock market falls. When it makes the news, then the public take note. The US, UK, European, and Japanese markets fell by up to 7-10% in the first week or so of February 2018. Why you […]

1 March 2018 – Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 31 May 2017. 2 March 2018 – Self assessment tax for 2016/17 paid after this date will incur a 5% surcharge. 19 March 2018 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 March 2018. (If you pay your tax […]

A reminder that employees can make a claim for the business use of their own cars, motorcycles or cycles by logging their business mileage and applying an approved mileage rate. Mileage allowance payments (MAPs) are the HMRC approved rates used by most employers to reimburse employees when they use their own transport for business purposes. […]

From 14 February 2018, tax-free childcare is available to all remaining eligible families: parents whose youngest child is under 12. The new scheme aims to help working parents with the cost of childcare. According to government, it is quick and easy to apply, and parents could save thousands of pounds each year. For every £8 […]

The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has been tasked by government to review key aspects of the inheritance tax (IHT) legislation. According to information posted to the government’s website recently, the review would appear to be wide ranging. Issues to be examined include: The process around submitting IHT returns and paying any tax, including cases […]

A reminder that making loans to your employees or their relatives can create tax problems for employees and employers. For example, the employer will have an obligation to report a beneficial loan to HMRC and the deemed benefit would be a taxable benefit in kind for the relevant employee. A beneficial loan is one that […]

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