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British workers miss out on £1.8 billion of paid annual leave

Posted on 3 Mar, 2020

British workers miss out on almost £1.8 billion a year in paid holiday leave, a major study has revealed.

Government to support businesses ahead of off-payroll working rules changes

Posted on 2 Mar, 2020

Additional support will be available for businesses and contractors affected by the new off-payroll working rules, it has been revealed.

What happens if I want to protect my legacy tax efficiently?

Posted on 28 Feb, 2020

A trust is a legal arrangement where you gift cash, property or other assets to a separate entity. They are set up for many reasons including controlling and protecting family assets, passing on assets while you are alive, and when

Take back your time: tips to avoid late payments

Posted on 27 Feb, 2020

As a collective, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are owed more than £50 billion by companies who have delayed settling their invoices. Cash flow is essential for SMEs, and this concerning pattern is causing these businesses to spend approximately 1.5

Queen’s carpet supplier goes bust after failing to secure rescue deal

Posted on 26 Feb, 2020

A once-leading carpet and upholstery firm has fallen into administration after failing to secure a rescue deal, reports have revealed.

HMRC reveals extension of Trust Registration Service

Posted on 24 Feb, 2020

Almost all trusts – rather than just those with a tax consequence – may need to be registered under new money laundering rules, it has been revealed.

Employers must make new claim to benefit from increased Employment Allowance, says HMRC

Posted on 21 Feb, 2020

Employers must make additional checks this year to continue to benefit from the Employment Allowance, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned. The guidance, published as part of the regulator’s new monthly payroll bulletin, reminds employers that extra checks are

Half of small employers can’t afford to sponsor skilled workers, study reveals

Posted on 20 Feb, 2020

More than half of small employers would struggle to afford Tier 2 visa costs as they stand under the new points-based immigration system, a major report has revealed. The finding forms part of the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) review

Four in 10 business loans used to manage cash flow, study reveals

Posted on 19 Feb, 2020

Almost four in 10 applications for credit were used to plug gaps in cash flow, rather than growth or investment, a major study has revealed. The finding forms part of the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) quarterly Small Business Index,

International spend on British film and TV hits record levels as creative sector tax reliefs continue to attract investment

Posted on 18 Feb, 2020

International film and television companies spent record amounts of qualifying expenditure on UK-based productions in 2019, a major report has revealed. The research, published by the British Film Institute (BFI), shows that overseas investment in UK film and high-end television