Yesterday Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, presented the Autumn Budget for 2018. In this blog we’ve pulled out the key details affecting your business and personal accounting, including changes to Income Tax, the National Living Wage / Minimum Wage, private sector IR35, support for high street businesses, capping of R&D tax relief, entrepreneurs’ relief, and pensions.
Ian Spectre suffered a bout of pneumonia in October and took an extended break in Spain to recuperate. He is now back in the UK and has just arrived at the Treasury to see James Fortescue-Simmonds to outline a new money grabbing idea!
March is the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning, and we don’t mean with a mop and bucket! The tax year ends on the 5th April 2018, and a new tax year is starting. So get a head-start on your new tax year resolutions by following these tips.
October 2017 was the deadline for all small businesses to provide a pension scheme for employees via auto enrolment, with 3 months in which to comply, all small business employees should now have a shiny new pension plan in their pockets! However… this does not apply to freelancers and most contractors.
The chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered the first ever Autumn Budget today in parliament. Here’s our summary with a special focus on what small businesses and contractors need to know.
If you have any overseas investments, please read this blog. You’ll likely have until September 2018 to declare any undeclared offshore interests to HMRC or face the music. Here’s what you need to know.
The year is 2017 and we, as a human race, have made some impressive leaps in the past few decades. We’ve eradicated certain diseases, we’re creeping closer to effective cancer treatments and on the verge of curing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Great stuff!
Last week the Government launched the new Lifetime Isa, offering a maximum £1,000 cash for FREE every year – yep, you read that right! So what do you have to do to get in on all of this free cash flying around, and is it right for you? Read on to learn more…
How long do you have before retirement? How many pay cheques? Let’s say you’re planning to work for 20 more years before you retire, that’s only 240 pay cheques! Fewer than you thought, isn’t it?
In the summer budget the Chancellor announced that from 6th April 2016 the tax credit on dividends would be replaced by a £5,000 tax free dividend allowance available to all. He went on to say that a dividend tax would also be introduced so that basic taxpayers would pay 7.5% tax, higher rate taxpayer would pay 32.5% tax, and additional rate taxpayers would pay 38.1% tax.