Chancellor offers reassurance regarding ‘soft’ IR35 landing

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has offered reassurance to contractors that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will ensure a soft landing is in place for the first year following the implementation of the IR35 rules.

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Points-based immigration system works for small businesses providing “costs are kept down”, says FSB

The Government’s new immigration system “works for small businesses”, but only if costs can be kept to a minimum, an industry body has said.

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Confusion over tax-free childcare scheme affecting its use

The take-up of the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme which was introduced as a replacement to childcare vouchers has been hindered by a lack of understanding around eligibility and the financial benefits of the scheme. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) estimates

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Entrepreneurs’ Relief changes expected in March Budget

Speculation is increasing that the Government will announce significant curbs on Entrepreneurs’ Relief in the Budget, or could even scrap the valuable tax relief altogether. According to the Financial Times, ministers are concerned that Entrepreneurs’ Relief is too generous to

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Get ready for a range of tax changes this April

Monday 6 April 2020 will see a range of tax changes come into effect with the start of the 2020/21 tax year. Some of these changes have the potential to have considerable implications for your tax bill, depending upon your

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VAT zero-rating now applicable to businesses e-publications

Businesses that rely on the production of guides, physical books, newspapers or other printed materials currently enjoy a zero-rating for VAT. However, those who sell and publish similar content online have had to pay VAT at the standard rate. This

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Latest case highlights the dangers of not meeting workplace pension requirements

A recruitment business has been ordered to pay £10,890 after avoiding their automatic enrolment duties and misleading the Pensions Regulator (TPR). Hertfordshire-based SKL Professional Recruitment Agency Ltd’s managing director Linus (known as Lee) Kadzere has been sentenced at Brighton Magistrates’

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When was the last time you checked your NIC record?

Most workers assume that their National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as reported by their employer or through their own records, are accurate and up to date. After all, within the Income Tax system, we have the comfort of an annual reconciliation

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Property tax implications of getting divorced

If you are in the process of getting divorced, it is likely that the tax considerations involved are not foremost in your mind. However, divorce can have extensive implications for your tax bill, including in relation to Capital Gains Tax

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Make the most of the Brexit implementation period

Make the most of the Brexit implementation period Now that the UK has left the EU, we have entered an implementation period that will last the rest of 2020, during which the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be

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