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).


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)


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.


Starting a business: the complete checklist  

13 Feb 2024

The UK economy is built on SMEs and innovative entrepreneurs.  


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.


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.


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? 


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.


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.


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.