Can I claim Employment Allowance for my business?

22 Feb 2024

The Employment Allowance is a means for SMEs to reduce the tax burden of employing staff at critical points in their growth and help avoid cash flow crises, via a reduction in National Insurance Contributions (NICs).

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HMRC U-turns on its double cab pickups tax decision

20 Feb 2024

HMRC surprised all taxpayers who own a double cab pickup as a company vehicle on 12 February by announcing that these vehicles would be classified as cars and not vans, which would have led to higher National Insurance Contributions (NICs)

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Loophole closed: Pickups are now classed as cars (NOT vans)

15 Feb 2024

A dispute between Coca-Cola and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has closed the loophole that previously defined double-cab pickups as vans and now means they will be classed as cars.

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Starting a business: the complete checklist  

13 Feb 2024

The UK economy is built on SMEs and innovative entrepreneurs.  

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Understanding payroll responsibilities for apprentice wages

8 Feb 2024

Managing payroll effectively is crucial, especially when it involves apprenticeship wages. Employers must adhere to government regulations to avoid potential fines, penalties and disputes.

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Your payroll obligations when it comes to apprenticeship wages

6 Feb 2024

Payroll is a complicated subject at the best of times, but when it comes to paying apprentices, maintaining compliance with Government policy is absolutely vital to avoid fines, penalties and potential disputes.

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Investing in skills – Why SMEs should embrace apprenticeships 

6 Feb 2024

Alternative routes to employment are in the National Apprenticeship Week spotlight this week. Do you think apprenticeships are right for your business? 

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Government to change tax law twice before election – How to prepare

1 Feb 2024

The Chair of the Conservatives, Richard Holden, has said that there could be two more changes to UK tax law before the election – which is expected to be called in the latter part of this year.

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Management accounts – Why SMEs should embrace regular reporting

30 Jan 2024

Consistent financial reporting needs to be a core part of your financial strategy to ensure sustainable business growth.

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New payrolling of Benefits-in-Kind (BIK) system: A guide for SMEs 

25 Jan 2024

From April 2026, small and medium-sized businesses will be required to report and pay taxes on employee benefits like company cars and accommodation directly through their payroll software.

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