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Budget 2017 – Key Points

Posted by on March 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Here is a summary of the 2017 budget and its effect on the areas of personal taxation, businesses and the economy in general. Personal Taxation The tax rate for class 4 national insurance contributions for the self-employed to increase from 9% to 10% in April 2018 and 11% in April 2019. This increase applying to earnings […]

Real Cost for Small Businesses in Making Tax Digital

Posted by on February 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Form the next tax year, smaller businesses are encouraged to keep digital records of their financial information such as income and expenses. A survey of accountants reveal nearly half of them think that this will cost small businesses somewhere between £200 and £500 and 27% think that it would be between £500.00 and £1000,00 while […]

Restrictions for the use of VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Posted by on November 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm

The flat rate scheme is used by many small to medium sized businesses to simplify their VAT reporting. Many of those businesses enjoys a cash advantage from using this scheme. However, this advantage is due to be cut back significantly from 1 April 2017. The FRS will continue but many businesses will not find it […]

Short and Long Term Effects of Brexit

Posted by on June 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Short term effects Those who were longing for the Making Tax Digital and Digital Tax Accounts consultation will need to wait as there are now urgent and more important matters in hand. In the case of any emergency budget, there could be an increase in income tax and national insurance. Long term effects The separation […]

The Second Income Campaign

Posted by on November 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

The Second Incomes Campaign is a chance given by HMRC to bring your tax affairs up to date if you’re employed and have additional income that’s not taxed.   You can take this opportunity if, you’re an employee, you’re resident in the UK or you have additional income from working for yourself   What counts […]

A Tax efficient way to Reimburse Expenses incurred on Meals-

Posted by on April 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

If you employ staff who are on the move on a regular basis, you could reimburse them the cost of their meals while they’re out and about. But you have another option, where you could pay them a tax and NI-free allowance in exchange for them taking a little less in pay. This will be […]

Essentials on the New Annual Investment Allowance

Posted by on March 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

The new rules on the annual investment allowance apply differently to different businesses. The Chancellor’s announcement that the AIA, which allows a 100% tax deduction for expenditure on equipment for the accounting period of purchase, was to be raised to £250,000 from 01 January 2013. But the transition from the previous £25,000 limit always looked […]

Reporting Financial Performance

Posted by on October 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Over recent years, there have been a few Answers to certain disclosures within the financial statements such as when ‘exceptional items’ are encountered and there is uncertainty as to how to disclose these. The standard, which controls the way by which the financial performance is reported, is that of FRS 3 Reporting Financial Performance. The […]

Small Business Accountants in Fulham

Posted by on September 7, 2012 at 10:34 am

Running a small business is never an easy task. Starting a small business is even worse. Apart from capital input, you also need to deal with a lot of regulations as well as endless administrative tasks. When you take all this into account, almost for the first three or four months you will be doing […]