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Charitable giving pitfalls

Many individuals donate to charity simply for altruistic reasons, but this doesn’t mean the tax benefit should be ignored. With Gift Aid donations saving tax at an individual’s marginal rate, donors need to watch out for any pitfalls that might […]

Off-payroll mistakes now penalised

The private sector off-payroll working rules have been in place since April 2021, but for the first 12 months businesses have benefitted from HMRC’s relaxed stance on penalties. HMRC will now, however, penalise mistakes made in applying the rules. HMRC […]

Company insolvencies on an upward trend

Although showing a slight improvement from March, the number of company insolvencies in April of this year was more than double the number from April 2021. This shows just how important it is to get advice sooner rather than later […]

small business: double hit from rising prices

Rising prices hurt just about everyone, but small business owners face a double hit: the impact on their own spending power, but also less revenue coming in from cash-strapped customers. The volume of retail sales fell 1.4% in March, with […]

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, […]

simplified probate reporting

Changes introduced from the start of this year have simplified the process for obtaining a grant of probate (certificate of confirmation in Scotland) and limited the circumstances when a full inheritance tax (IHT) account needs to be delivered to HMRC. […]

closing tax loophole on second homes

Owners of second homes in England who claim exemption from council tax by reporting them as holiday lets will in future have to provide evidence of actual letting. The current rules allow owners to pay business rates instead of council […]

managing rising employment costs

National Minimum and Living Wage increases from April, alongside the rise in national insurance contributions (NICs), mean employers need to ensure they’ve planned for the changes. One approach to mitigating the impact, that will work for both employers and employees, […]

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 […]

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