Electric vehicles for company car drivers

September 1st, 2021

As most drivers of a company car will be aware, if you have any private use of the vehicle this will result in a significant Income Tax charge. The benefit charge is the way that HMRC levy tax on this benefit in kind; and the higher the CO2 footprint of your company car, the higher […]

HMRC discloses employer explanations for not paying legal minimum wage

September 1st, 2021

‘She only makes the tea’ and ‘my employees are on standby’ are just some of the strange excuses used by businesses who have paid their workers under the National Minimum Wage, the UK tax office has revealed. Every employed worker in Great Britain is legally entitled to the National Minimum Wage, but many employers tried […]

More UK businesses join vaccine uptake drive

August 26th, 2021

In a recent press release the government announced that more of the country’s leading businesses from a variety of industries have pledged their support for the UK’s world-leading COVID-19 vaccination programme by offering incentives to vaccinated customers. Asda,, National Express, FREE NOW taxis and Better leisure centres will be offering discounts to people who […]

Fewest number of people on furlough since the scheme began

August 24th, 2021

Furlough numbers have recently fallen to a record-low since the beginning of the pandemic, government data has confirmed. When businesses started reopening earlier this year, furlough numbers plunged by three million and have gradually declined ever since. records show that at the end of June 2021, nearly two million British workers were on furlough, dropping […]

Companies closed after abusing COVID loan support

August 20th, 2021

In what is likely to be the tip of a significant ice-berg, two companies who fraudulently applied for thousands of pounds in grants and loans have been wound up in the courts. According to a recent government press release the two separate companies submitted false documents to at least 41 local authorities and the Government’s […]

Could you benefit from additional tax relief?

August 17th, 2021

Couples may be eligible to reduce their Income Tax by up to £252 a year by sharing their Personal Allowances. HMRC has announced that nearly 1.8 million married couples and those in civil partnership are using Marriage Allowance to save up to £252 a year in Income Tax. Marriage Allowance allows married couples, or those […]

Help to Grow Scheme

August 12th, 2021

It is still possible to register for one of two schemes under the Help to Grow banner.   Help to Grow Management Help to Grow: Management is an Executive Development programme accredited by the Small Business Charter, with 1:1 business mentor support throughout. The 12-week practical curriculum has modules spanning financial management, strategies for growth […]

UK to reduce unnecessary red tape for British businesses

August 10th, 2021

Ministers have revealed bold plans to reform and modernise the way regulations are made and implemented in the UK. Following Brexit, the UK has the freedom to make and implement regulations that place British businesses and consumers first – freeing firms from excessive formality and reducing costs, while boosting competition, innovation and economic growth.   […]

Making use of under-utilised resources

August 5th, 2021

Many businesses will have seen a reduction in activity as a direct result of the COVID pandemic. Assets and resources previously fully employed now lie idle or are under-utilised. In this post today we have listed a few ideas that may help you create new income streams from these resources. For example:   Premises Do […]

New reforms to protect consumers hard-earned cash

August 4th, 2021

The UK Government’s Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has revealed an arsenal of planned reforms to boost competition and protect the public from rip-offs, fraud and exploitation as the pandemic restrictions lift. Plans set out in a new consultation will deliver on the manifesto commitment to ‘give the Competition and Markets Authority enhanced powers to tackle […]

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