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Pensioner Cost of Living Payment

07/12/2023

The Cost of Living support package has been designed to help over 8 million households in receipt of mean tested benefits. The details for Cost of Living Payments due in the 2023-24 tax year were published earlier this year and have recently been

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Pension Credit deadline

07/12/2023

Pension Credits can provide extra income to those over State Pension age and on a low income. The credits were first introduced in 2003 to keep retired people out of poverty. Pension Credit can top up: your weekly income to £201.05 if you are

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Help to Save scheme

07/12/2023

The Help to Save scheme is intended to help those on low incomes to boost their savings. Eligible users of the scheme can save between £1 and £50 every calendar month and receive a 50% government bonus. The 50% bonus is payable at the end of the

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More time to file company accounts

07/12/2023

The normal filing deadline for filing the accounts of a private limited company is nine months after the company’s financial year end. Known as the accounting reference date. For example, many companies have a year-end date of 31 March and are

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Autumn Finance Bill 2023 published

07/12/2023

The government published the Autumn Finance Bill 2023 on 29 November 2023. The Bill is officially known as Finance Bill 2023-24. The Bill contains the legislation for many of the tax measures announced in the recent Autumn Statement. The Autumn

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Working from home tax relief

07/12/2023

Employees who working from home may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills they pay that are related to your work. Employers may reimburse employees for the additional household expenses incurred if regularly working at home. The relief

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Company accounts filing – don’t be late…

05/12/2023

It’s the directors’ responsibility to file their company’s accounts, and make sure they’re filed on time. It’s important to understand your role and how late filing could affect your company. Missing your filing deadline could affect your credit

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Focus on bottom line

05/12/2023

Most dictionaries define “bottom line” as “the most important thing to consider”. In financial circles it’s taken to mean a focus on profitability (the last line on a P&L accounts) or net worth (the bottom line of your

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What now, following the Autumn Statement

30/11/2023

In some respects, the Chancellor’s predicament is deserving of a sympathetic ear; its as if he has a long journey ahead but has one foot firmly nailed to the floor. Stagnant growth in the UK and global economy has driven up taxation in order to meet

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NIC changes for the self-employed

30/11/2023

In the recent Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced two important changes to National Insurance contributions (NIC) for the self-employed. The first change concerns the removal of Class 2 NICs for the self-employed. This means that

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NIC changes for employees from 6 January 2024

30/11/2023

In the recent Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a significant change to National Insurance contributions (NIC) for employees. There will be a cut in the main rate of Employee National Insurance from 6 January 2024. This will see Class 1

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Corporation Tax marginal rate

30/11/2023

The Corporation Tax main rate for companies with profits in excess of £250,000 increased to 25% on 1 April 2023. A Small Profits Rate (SPR) of 19% was also introduced from the same date for companies with profits of up to £50,000 ensuring these

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Enterprise Investment Scheme investee businesses

30/11/2023

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is designed to help smaller higher-risk trading companies to raise finance by offering a range of tax reliefs to investors who purchase new shares in those companies. To claim investor EIS tax reliefs, the

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Tax relief for R&D intensive SMEs

30/11/2023

In the Autumn Statement it was announced that the existing R&D Expenditure Credit and Small and Medium Enterprise Scheme will be merged from April 2024. It was also confirmed that there will be an enhanced regime for R&D intensive SMEs. The

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Summary of Companies House changes

30/11/2023

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act received royal assent on 26 October 2023. The new Act provides Companies House with more power to reduce the abuse of corporate structures whilst at the same time tackling economic crime. As part of

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Directors’ duties and responsibilities

28/11/2023

To be a director, you must be over 16 and not currently disqualified. As a director your responsibilities include: filing your company’s annual accounts and reports or appoint an accountant to do it for you reporting changes in you or your

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IHT – Giving away your home before you die

23/11/2023

The majority of gifts made during a person's life, including gifting a home, are not subject to tax at the time of the gift. These lifetime transfers are known as 'potentially exempt transfers' or 'PETs'. These gifts or transfers achieve their

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CGT - Lettings relief

23/11/2023

In general, there is no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on a property which has been used as the main family residence. This relief from CGT is commonly known as Private Residence Relief or PRR. However, where part of the home has been let out the

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