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WORKPLACE PENSIONS CONTRIBUTIONS SET TO RISE

February 22nd, 2018

  The minimum amount that employers and employees have to pay into their automatic enrolment pension scheme is increasing from 6th April 2018.   The new contribution rates will apply from the payment period within which 6th April 2018 falls.   Date Effective Employer Minimum Contribution Staff Contribution   Total Minimum Contribution   Current Rates […]

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THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE IS INCREASING

February 22nd, 2018

The National Minimum Wage is to increase from 1st April 2018. The National Minimum Wage is the minimum wage per hour a worker is entitled to in the UK.   The new rates from the 1 April 2018 are shown below   Age Group Hourly Rate   25 years old and over £7.83 21-24 years […]

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Micro-trader tax breaks get the chop

May 11th, 2017

    Over 600 pages of the 2017 Finance Bill have been hastily axed in order to pass the Bill prior to parliament being dissolved. Unfortunately, two of the casualties of this cull were the micro-trader and property allowances which were due to take effect from 6th April 2017. As things stand taxpayers are advised […]

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Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

May 3rd, 2017

Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme   As from 1st April 2017 a new flat rate percentage category has been created for businesses with limited expenditure. All businesses that fall within this category will be required to account for VAT using a 16.5% flat rate percentage against their gross turnover. The effect of this […]

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Off-payroll working in the public sector.

May 3rd, 2017

Off-payroll working in the public sector. The rules that apply to workers who provide their services to a public authority via their own limited company changed from 6th April 2017.   Previously the obligation was on the worker to decide whether a contract performed was caught by the ‘intermediaries legislation’ (known as IR35) however since […]

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Property taxation – The changes keep on coming.

March 15th, 2017

2016 saw a considerable number of property taxation changes hit the buy to let investor and unfortunately the changes don’t stop there. As from the 6th April 2016 the purchase of an additional residential property has been liable to a stamp duty supplement of 3% in addition to the current stamp duty land tax rate. […]

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Micro-trader Tax Breaks

March 15th, 2017

Micro-traders are to benefit from new tax breaks! With effect from 6th April 2017, two new allowances will come into effect thanks to the rise in eBay trading and Airbnb. To try and remove some of the confusion that surrounds when a ‘hobby’ becomes a trade the government have announced two £1,000 allowances to be […]

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Is this the end of the tax return?

March 15th, 2017

On the 15th August 2016, HMRC published one of their most controversial consultation documents in recent times, Making Tax Digital! The proposal put forward by HMRC is that from 2018 all businesses, the self-employed and landlords will be required to use software to maintain their business records and transmit this information to HMRC on a […]

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VAT flat rate scheme changes

March 15th, 2017

Are you a ‘low cost’ trader? If you currently use the VAT Flat Rate Scheme then the changes announced by The Chancellor in the Autumn Statement may effect you. As from 1st April 2017 a new flat rate percentage category will be created for businesses with limited expenditure. All businesses that fall within this category […]

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Summary of Changes to IR35 (Intermediaries Legislation) in the Public Sector

November 18th, 2016

The proposed changes to IR35 announced in the 2016 Budget will come into effect from April 2017 tadalafil tablets. ‘Public sector bodies and agencies will be responsible for operating the IR35 tax rules that apply to off payroll working in the public sector. The rules will remain unchanged in the private sector.’ Consultation on the […]

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