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16-11-2017
What is your time worth?

As time goes on the government continue to impose more stringent reporting standards, VAT rules and the like. You may be aware that HMRC are now proposing that all businesses will ... read more

07-12-2017
Spring Statement 2018

Spring Statement 2018

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond has announced that he will deliver his Spring Statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday, 13 March 2018. This will be the first Spring Statement ... read more

06-12-2017
Finance Bill 2017-18 is published

Finance Bill 2017-18 is published

The Finance Bill 2017-18 was published on 1 December 2017 and runs to relatively modest 192 pages. The Bill contains the legislation for many of the tax measures that have been ... read more

06-12-2017
What happens to the 5p for a plastic bag?

What happens to the 5p for a plastic bag?

HM Treasury has published an interesting response to a Freedom of Information enquiry that wanted to know what happens to the money raised from the sale of 5p plastic bags by ... read more

06-12-2017
Tax incentives to invest in qualifying assets

Tax incentives to invest in qualifying assets

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit is a generous capital allowance that will more than cover the annual capital expenditure spend of many small and medium sized ... read more

06-12-2017
Reminder of current tax relief for pension contributions

Reminder of current tax relief for pension contributions

Many commentators had predicted that the Chancellor would further reduce the annual amount that can be saved into a pension as part of the Budget measures. However, these fears ... read more

06-12-2017
Why don’t we still pay Class 2 NIC monthly?

Why don’t we still pay Class 2 NIC monthly?

Class 2 national Insurance contributions (NICs) are paid by self-employed taxpayers and members of partnerships if their annual profits are over £6,025. Class 2 NICs are payable at ... read more

06-12-2017
Tax win for Spurs

Tax win for Spurs

HMRC’s appeal to the Upper Tribunal over termination payments made to two football players employed by Tottenham Hotspur has been rejected. The case related to the tax position of ... read more

04-12-2017
Fit for Work referral and assessment service to be abolished

Fit for Work referral and assessment service to be abolished

The government has confirmed that, as a result of “low referral rates”, its national Fit for Work referral and assessment service will come to an end in England and Wales on 31 ... read more

30-11-2017
Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay to rise from April 2018

Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay to rise from April 2018

In a written ministerial statement, the government has announced the proposed new rates for statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory paternity pay ... read more

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