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Payroll sector prepares for key changes in 2019/20 - February 1, 2019
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The next 12 months will see a number of new changes to payroll policy that could have an impact on a wide range of businesses. To give an overview of how businesses could be affected…Read more

Entrepreneurs’ Relief changes fail to meet up to the test - February 1, 2019
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During the last Budget, the Government announced new conditions to entrepreneurs’ relief that would take immediate effect to change the definition of a “personal company” for shareholders who claim entrepreneurs’ relief. By introducing these changes,…Read more

Just over half of businesses are prepared for Making Tax Digital - February 1, 2019
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A new study into preparations for Making Tax Digital amongst businesses has found that only 57 per cent of firms are ready to comply with the new regime by 1 April 2019. Despite the various…Read more

Late payers to be flagged up to businesses under new proposals - February 1, 2019
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The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has recommended a new “traffic light” system that will warn smaller firms which businesses have a consistent record of late payment and those most likely to request longer payment…Read more

HM Revenue & Customs drops insistence that all company directors must submit tax returns - February 1, 2019
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has dropped its insistence that all company directors must submit tax returns following a series of tribunal rulings. For several years, HMRC has advised in its guidance on the gov.uk…Read more

Automatic Enrolment contributions to increase - February 1, 2019
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The next increase in Automatic Enrolment (AE) pension contributions for both employees and employers will take place from 6 April 2019. The minimum employer contribution will increase from two per cent to three per cent,…Read more

Debt recovery costs small businesses an average of £9,000 - January 2, 2019
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The cash flow difficulties that late payments cause small businesses are well known. However, the cost of recovering late payments is less well publicised, despite being a major and growing expense – coming in at…Read more

Brexit uncertainty sends small business confidence to a seven-year low - January 2, 2019
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Confidence amongst small businesses has tumbled to a seven-year low – in part due to the uncertainty of Brexit. A survey carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found that nearly one…Read more

An end to the Entrepreneurs’ Relief ‘dilutions dilemma’? - January 2, 2019
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As a business takes off, the level of investment it needs in order to expand can significantly outpace growth in revenues and profits. One of the options open to entrepreneurs at this stage in the…Read more

Tax rates rise twice as fast in the UK than the international average - January 2, 2019
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According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UK tax revenue as a percentage of GDP rose to 33.3 per cent in 2017. This was up from 32.7 per cent in the previous…Read more