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Stand out from the crowd


March 26th, 2024

It’s interesting to consider the challenges that are plaguing small businesses at present. For example: A frustrating inability to reestablish profit levels to fund investment or to maintain the living standards of employees and shareholders. Cash flow constantly hovering at zero or at overdraft limits. Having to witness the slow decline in profits retained in […]


Child Benefit claw-backs


March 21st, 2024

One of the more impactful changes in the recent budget was the easing of the High Income Child Benefit Charge. Up to 5 April 2024, this has been recovering Child Benefits received by parents if the total income of one or more parent exceeded £50,000. Basically, parents with income between £50,000 to £60,000 have had […]


Save on Easter child-care costs


March 19th, 2024

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) issued a press release recently reminding working families to save money on their childcare costs in time for the school holidays by making use of the Tax-free Childcare support. With the Easter break looming, families yet to sign up for Tax-Free Childcare could be missing out on annual savings of […]


Companies House introduces changes


March 14th, 2024

As we have mentioned in previous posts, Companies House have been tasked with introducing a number of changes introduced by the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCT Act), that came into force on Monday 4 March 2024. Changes introduced 4th March include: greater powers to query information and request supporting evidence; stronger checks […]


Impact of the Spring Budget 2024


March 12th, 2024

We all knew that the Chancellor would have restricted options when considering the contents of his recent spring budget announcement on 6 March. But it seems he has the skills after all to “play tennis” with his arms tied behind his back… Would there be a combination of tax cuts and public expenditure cuts, or […]


Tax Diary March/April 2024


March 11th, 2024

1 March 2024 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 May 2023. 2 March 2024 – Self-Assessment tax for 2022-23 paid after this date will incur a 5% surcharge unless liabilities are cleared by 1 April 2024, or an agreement has been reached with HMRC under their time to pay […]


File early to have self-assessment tax coded out


March 11th, 2024

The coding out threshold may entitle you to have tax underpayments collected via your tax code when you are in employment or in receipt of a company pension. Instead of paying off debts in a lump sum, money is collected in equal monthly instalments over the tax year. If you want to benefit from this […]


Reporting employee changes to HMRC


March 11th, 2024

There are rules that businesses must follow when they are reporting employee changes. These changes must be sent to HMRC using a Full Payment Submission (FPS). The FPS is a submission that is required every time you pay your employees and must be submitted on or before the usual date you pay your employees. The […]


Eligibility for the VAT Flat Rate Scheme


March 11th, 2024

The VAT Flat Rate scheme is open to VAT registered businesses that expect their taxable turnover in the next 12 months to be no more than £150,000, excluding VAT. The annual taxable turnover limit is the total of everything that a business sells during the year that is not VAT exempt. Under the scheme rules, […]


Beware fake tax rebate offers


March 11th, 2024

HMRC continues to warn of the ever-present problem of fraudulent phishing emails, suspicious phone calls and texts. These unwanted emails, phone calls and texts are being sent from around the world as HMRC and other agencies continue to combat the problem. These messages aim to obtain taxpayers personal and or financial information such as passwords, […]


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