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10-01-2018
Holiday let property – reminder to check your occupancy stats

Holiday let property – reminder to check your occupancy stats

The Furnished Holiday Let (FHL) rules allow holiday lettings of properties that meet certain conditions ... read more

10-01-2018
Who is entitled to claim statutory maternity pay?

Who is entitled to claim statutory maternity pay?

Employees that are pregnant are eligible to take up to 26 weeks of maternity leave (known as ordinary ... read more

10-01-2018
The end of credit card payment surcharges?

The end of credit card payment surcharges?

From 13 January 2018, it will become illegal for any business to charge a fee in addition to the ... read more

10-01-2018
Basic monthly tasks if you run your own payroll

Basic monthly tasks if you run your own payroll

One of the most time-consuming admin tasks associated with the running a small business can be dealing ... read more

10-01-2018
Can we claim for marketing, entertainment and subscription costs?

Can we claim for marketing, entertainment and subscription costs?

The self-employed are often concerned if an expense is allowable or not for tax purposes. In this ... read more

08-01-2018
Changes to approved English apprenticeships

Changes to approved English apprenticeships

The Apprenticeships (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2017, which only apply in relation to England, ... read more

03-01-2018
Beware iTunes gift card scam

Beware iTunes gift card scam

HMRC is warning members of the public of a worrying iTunes gift card scam. The fraudsters are cold ... read more

03-01-2018
Staircase tax to be reversed

Staircase tax to be reversed

The Government has announced that the business rates anomaly known as the ‘staircase tax’ is to be axed. ... read more

03-01-2018
Relief if you let and then sell your home

Relief if you let and then sell your home

One of the most often used and valuable of the capital gains tax (CGT) exemptions concerns the sale of ... read more

03-01-2018
Fair payment practices for small businesses

Fair payment practices for small businesses

In October 2017, Paul Uppal (a former Conservative MP and entrepreneur) was appointed to the ... read more

03-01-2018
VAT when business transferred as a going concern

VAT when business transferred as a going concern

The transfer of a business as a going concern (TOGC) rules concern the possible VAT liability resulting ... read more

03-01-2018
Pre-owned assets income tax charge

Pre-owned assets income tax charge

The pre-owned assets (POA) income tax charge was introduced in the Finance Act 2004 and the first year in ... read more

02-01-2018
Tax Diary January/February 2018

Tax Diary January/February 2018

1 January 2018 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 March 2017. 19 January 2018 - ... read more

20-12-2017
Benefits of letting furnished holiday property

Benefits of letting furnished holiday property

The furnished holiday let (FHL) rules allow holiday lettings of properties that meet certain conditions ... read more

20-12-2017
What are VAT special schemes?

What are VAT special schemes?

There are three main VAT schemes available to small businesses: The flat rate scheme The annual ... read more

20-12-2017
Longer or shorter company accounting periods

Longer or shorter company accounting periods

Companies often have to contend with having two different company accounting periods. This is because ... read more

20-12-2017
Simplified cash basis for unincorporated landlords

Simplified cash basis for unincorporated landlords

The cash basis scheme helps sole traders and other unincorporated businesses benefit from a simpler way ... read more

20-12-2017
Salary sacrifice changes from April 2018

Salary sacrifice changes from April 2018

The tax and NIC advantages of certain benefits provided as part of a salary sacrifice arrangement were ... read more

20-12-2017
Are you paying tax at 60%?

Are you paying tax at 60%?

For high earning taxpayers, their Income Tax personal allowance is gradually reduced by £1 for every £2 ... read more

20-12-2017
VAT rules for retailers using online marketplaces

Under new rules that came into force last year, HMRC has the power to force overseas retailers to appoint ... read more

20-12-2017
Auto-enrolment earnings trigger again frozen at £10,000 for 2018/19

Auto-enrolment earnings trigger again frozen at £10,000 for 2018/19

Following its annual review of the pension automatic enrolment earnings trigger and qualifying earnings ... read more

20-12-2017
Changes to the basic disclosure process

Changes to the basic disclosure process

From January 2018, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is making some important changes to the basic ... read more

13-12-2017
Tax is changing in Wales next year

Tax is changing in Wales next year

From next April, Wales will join Scotland in becoming responsible for some of the taxes paid locally. ... read more

13-12-2017
What is reasonable care from a tax point of view?

What is reasonable care from a tax point of view?

The tax penalty system is intended to make penalties simpler to understand and more consistent across ... read more