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Staff Clothes

Staff Clothes If you provide clothes for your staff to wear at work you need to be aware of the tax and VAT implications which may vary according to the items provided. Where the items pro...

Minimum workplace pension contributions rise

Minimum workplace pension contributions rise The minimum contributions employers and their staff must pay into their automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme increased with effect from 6 Ap...

Applying for a Customs Grant

Applying for a Customs Grant The next phase of the customs grant scheme is now open for applications. It sees a record £50 million investment as part of the measures to accelerate growth ...

Off-site daytime business meetings

Q. If I take my staff away overnight for an off-site daytime business meeting and evening social function, will the costs be tax deductible for corporation tax purposes?  A. The cost...

Rules concerning temporary workers

Q. I have some permanent employees and I also pay temporary workers as and when I need extra help. I understand that changes have recently been to the rules concerning payslips. Could you please pr...

Auto-enrolment exemptions

Auto-enrolment exemptions Have you received a letter from The Pension Regulator (TPR) telling you to "ACT NOW" to prepare for auto-enrolment? The letter gives you just a few weeks to ...

Budget update 2020-Are You a Shadow?

Are You A Shadow Director?   When a company fails to pay over the PAYE and NIC which should have been deducted from salaries paid to the employees and directors, HMRC can issue the dir...

Can I get a Customs grant?

Can I get a Customs grant? Businesses need to prepare ahead of new Customs procedures coming into play in 2021 when the Brexit transition period ends. The Government has made funding available ...

When are tips taxable?

The Summer season usually sees a rise in the number of casual staff taken on by restaurants and cafes. Whilst the tax and NIC implications of wages is generally straight-forward, confusion often ar...

Covid-19 Support: SEISS Second Claim Service Open

Covid-19 Support: SEISS Second Claim Service Open The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) claims service for the second and final grant opened on 17 August 2020. Individuals eligible ...

Coronavirus - VAT

Coronavirus - VAT HMRC have initiated a VAT deferment procedure, however the situation is fluctuating each day so could change. If you are having financial difficulties due to the coronavirus t...

Unwelcome Visitors

Unwelcome Visitors HMRC has wide powers to inspect your business, but they are supposed to give you at least seven days notice to check on your business property, computer or business...

Tax Taskforces

Tax Taskforces   These are teams of tax investigators who target particular trades in defined geographical areas with one-to-one visits. A typical taskforce team will include specialis...

RTI Relaxation Extended

RTI Relaxation Extended The temporary relaxation of the RTI reporting requirements for small employers has been extended to 5 April 2014. It was due to apply only until 5 October 2013. Und...

Goodwill on Incorporation

Goodwill on Incorporation  Trading as a company is generally more tax efficient for profitable businesses; the tax rates are lower and many tax reliefs are only available to companies. Cer...
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