Author: Simon Murrison

7 cashflow planning tips

Cash flow planning in these uncertain times may appear difficult but there are some practical steps you can take to minimise potential disruption to your business: Review your budget and set realistic and achievable targets for the remainder of your financial […]

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HMRC late payment interest rate rise HMRC’s late payment interest rate has increased to 3.25% from 5 April 2022. It applies to the main taxes and duties administered by HMRC. If you are at risk of making a late payment, […]

is your financial risk strategy up to date?

If the pandemic – and now the Ukraine war – have taught small and medium-sized business owners anything, it is the value of staying agile in changing circumstances. Regular assessment of financial risks, and your strategies to meet them, will […]

A new breed of digital nomad

The pandemic has freed many workers from the confines of the office, leading to the emergence of a new breed of digital nomad – people who can take their laptop, jump on a plane and set up a remote ‘office’ […]

Changes for the new tax year April 2022-2023

Changes for the new tax year April 2022-2023

Several tax and other changes (including freezes) will take effect from 6 April 2022. Most of these date back to the two Budgets of 2021. There are further important changes coming down the line. 

Whatever happened to the wealth tax?

A new wealth tax to counter the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic was the talk of the financial pages not so long ago. Now it has disappeared… or has it? By the end of 2020, as the huge cost of […]

Protecting the normal minimum pension age

The normal minimum pension age (NMPA) will increase from 55 to 57 on 6 April 2028, although a protected pension age regime will be introduced. This will allow those who meet the rules to take benefits based on their existing […]

Taxpayer Protection Taskforce to tackle Covid-19 fraud

A recent report by the public accounts committee estimates that the level of fraud and error across all Covid-19 support schemes could be as high as £20 billion. However, don’t assume mistakes and errors will not be picked up – […]

Spring Statement – March 2022

The Spring Statement was not meant to be a March mini-Budget, despite what many headlines in the days before suggested. Mr Sunak believes in the once-a-year approach to major tax and spending changes, unlike some of his predecessors. However, in […]

Business rates loophole on second homes closing

Owners of holiday lets and second homes in England have been able to avoid council tax by registering their properties as businesses. However, from April 2023, small business rates relief will only be available if a property is let out […]

The patchwork effect of rising inflation

2021 ended with inflation sitting at 5.4%, but it may not have felt like that to you.  Source: Office for National Statistics. You may have caught the food campaigner Jack Monroe on TV and radio interviews recently highlighting how the […]

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