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What is RTI for Payroll?

Whether you employ one worker or one thousand, Real Time Information (RTI) for payroll helps businesses stay on top of compliance and ensures employees pay the correct amount of tax. But despite launching in 2013, some businesses still do not fully understand how to use the...

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Workplace childcare vouchers – get the best out this scheme during COVID-19

As many employees began working from home during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, they used less paid childcare, as many before school clubs and nurseries were closed. Therefore, employees who use the childcare voucher scheme will most likely have unspent vouchers in their related accounts...

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HMRC letters remind businesses of VAT payments change

Reminder letters are being sent out to tens of thousands of UK companies explaining changes in the Making Tax Digital (MTD) system and how it affects them. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is writing to more than 150,000 VAT-registered businesses who don’t hold a valid email...

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Government confirms the extension of working from home allowance

Due to the ongoing restrictions of the Government’s Coronavirus response, millions of UK workers continue to work from home.  Many may not be aware that they can claim tax relief for additional household costs if they are required to work from home regularly, either for all...

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Cash basis versus accruals basis

If you manage a business and record its expenses and revenue, you need to find a recording system that suits you. While cash basis accounting has its benefits, accrual accounting can be a more powerful tool for operating your business. So what is the difference? This...

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The Personal Tax Freeze – What you need to know

Although the latest Budget did not see any policies introduced that would result in an immediate, significant rise in personal taxation, the Chancellor’s decision to freeze many of the allowance offered to taxpayers could have a big impact in years to come. Under the Government’s decision,...

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The importance of managing cash flow

At this challenging time, cash flow is an essential element of business survival. Not having sufficient money coming in and having too much money going out of a company is one of the most common causes of business failure.   New businesses often struggle with cash...

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Workplace pension re-enrolment – how does it work?

Almost all workers should now be enrolled into a workplace pension under the Automatic Enrolment scheme. But as the employer, your legal duties do not end there. Once every three years, workers who have opted out of a workplace pension or did not previously meet the...

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Is your business missing out on tax reliefs or allowances?

Business owners are missing out on billions of pounds of tax relief going underclaimed each year, according to research. The Government offers more than 1,000 tax reliefs and allowances to companies and individuals in the United Kingdom to make the tax system fairer and to incentivise...

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Work from home tax relief: what employees need to know

It was confirmed this April that employees can continue to claim tax relief on work from home costs not reimbursed by employers, but only if they make a new claim for the 2021/22 tax year. Here’s what you and your staff need to know. What is the...

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Making the most of the super-deduction capital allowance scheme

The new super-deduction capital allowance launched on 1 April 2021 to help companies looking to invest in qualifying new plant and machinery. This tax relief is designed specifically to encourage firms to invest in assets that will help them grow and recover from the impact of...

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Companies urged to claim Corporation Tax relief via Patent Box regime

Companies in the UK may be missing out on a generous but under claimed relief. The Patent Box regime is a special Corporate Tax relief used by several countries to incentivise research and development (R&D) by taxing patent revenues differently from other commercial revenues.  It allows...

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Supporting hospitality clients post-pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic hit the hospitality industry particularly hard, with no remote or home-working options viable for these employees and many still on furlough.But since lockdown measures were eased this month, venues with outdoor spaces have been thriving - as anyone who unsuccessfully tried to...

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Small firms see strongest upturn in just over four years

Increasing customer demand and the easing of lockdown restriction produced a rebound in small business activity across nearly all parts of the UK in March, as COVID-19 restrictions eased at the end of the first quarter.Figures show this was the strongest growth for SMEs recorded...

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A quick guide to the personal tax implications of selling online

The benefits of becoming an online seller have been graphically demonstrated for many during the pandemic lockdown. Perhaps you have dreams of quitting the rat race and waking up at 10am, working in your pyjamas, taking long weekends whenever you like, and answering to nobody because...

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