Could you be a Kickstart employer and help to build the future of our young people? You’d be supporting 16–24 year olds who are on Universal Credit back in to work. At the same time providing them with the platform to succeed and valuable work experience onto the career ladder. Could you be a Kickstart […]

The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge from UK Research and Innovation has announced new funding to reduce the environmental impact of plastic packaging. The £7 million competition for business-led research and development funds projects that focus on solving issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging. Funding to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Plastic Packaging Grants […]

The first of its kind in the country, ‘Business Health Matters’ is a new workplace health programme that you and your organisation may be interested in. Led by Active Lancashire, it aims to improve employee health and wellbeing in Lancashire-based SMEs via two innovative projects. Workplace Health Screening Project This will upskill gym and leisure […]

1 June 2021 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 August 2020. 19 June 2021 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 June 2021. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 June 2021) 19 June 2021 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]

If you are new to the import process the following checklist will provide you with a rough guide to what you need to do: You need an EORI number that starts with GB to import goods into England, Wales or Scotland. You will need a new one if you have an EORI that does not […]

There are still a significant number of UK employees that are furloughed. Unfortunately, this scheme is scheduled to end 30 September 2021. Businesses that are struggling to re-establish themselves following the downside effects of repeated lockdown, may be faced with difficult decisions as this deadline approaches. The pundits are expecting a significant rise in the […]

Next month, as you will see from the Tax Diary notes for July, employers that provide any form of taxable benefit to clients will need to prepare and file P11D returns to HMRC. The deadline to file is 6 July 2021. You will also need to provide employees affected with a copy of their P11D […]

Package holiday companies have been instructed to respect the refund rights of holidaymakers ahead of the summer period. In a recent press release, this is what the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said: The CMA has published a further open letter to the sector and has also sent it directly to the 100 package travel firms with […]

Tax Help

It’s very true, the old saying. “There are only two things certain in life. Death and taxes.” Perhaps we should add a third thing to the list – that everyone needs a little tax help from time to time. Especially if you’re self employed or run a business. Tax Help from HMRC HMRC have produced […]

Does the new plastic packaging tax affect your business? Addressing the environmental impact of the products we make and consume is becoming increasingly important. If you aren’t already you should start preparing for changes in April 2022. Initial guidance to help businesses prepare for the new Plastic Packaging Tax is now available on GOV.UK. Does the new […]