Tuesday, 08 December 2015 16:05 Written by Norma Thomas
You might've heard rumblings across the Research and Development landscape about the UK government's new Advance Assurance scheme for R&D claims. So, what's all the fuss about? Is the system going to have a real impact, or is it just another hoop to jump through? Let's take a look and see what it's all about.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:51 Written by Clive Myers
Over the pas week or so, we have highlighted the best ways to plan your finances. Here is a summary.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:45 Written by Clive Myers
Formulating an estate plan that minimises your tax liability is essential. The more you have, the less you should leave to chance.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:44 Written by Clive Myers
The company car can be an important part of the remuneration package for many employees – and a crucial business tool for employers. However, tax and national insurance costs could mean that the company car is not the most tax-efficient option for either employer or employee.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:42 Written by Clive Myers
Capital allowances allow the costs of capital assets to be written off against taxable profits. In recent years the Government has been generous with the rates of capital allowances in an attempt to help businesses and encourage greener investment.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:40 Written by Clive Myers
Planning for your retirement may not be at the top of your agenda, but with the state pension in 2015/16 worth less than £10,000, it is vital to start thinking about how you will fund your life after work.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:37 Written by Clive Myers
ISAs have undergone significant changes in recent years, and the rules are now much simpler when it comes to investing in these popular ‘tax-free’ savings vehicles.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:35 Written by Clive Myers
If your income exceeds £100,000 you will already be paying tax at 40% – this begins when taxable income exceeds £31,785 – but your personal allowances are also clawed back by £1 for every £2 by which your adjusted net income exceeds £100,000.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:01 Written by Alexandra Merisoiu
Whether you are self employed or not, and whether you have employees or it’s just yourself YOU are the core for your company and your brand
Tax planning is a year-round activity, but it takes on even more importance as the year end draws nearer. Taking appropriate action ahead of 5 April will help to ensure that you are able to make the most of the tax-saving opportunities available to you and your business.
With Christmas season now officially here I thought it would be a good time to reissue previous year’s advice. There are many horror stories about office parties and their implications for employers, but you should not be afraid of them - providing you take some simple steps beforehand.
As we know there are many British holidaymakers stranded in Egypt and at present it is unclear when they will be back home. If you an employer how should you approach this extraordinary situation.