“Mass sackings”: nearly 500 British Gas employees lost jobs over contract disputes

Posted on 15 Apr, 2021

On Wednesday, 14 April, almost 500 British Gas engineers lost their jobs due to refusing to sign new contracts which contain changes to the terms and conditions.

Employees reminded to claim work-from-home tax relief for new tax year

Posted on 13 Apr, 2021

Employees working from home can continue to claim tax relief for costs not reimbursed by their employer, but will need to make a new claim for the 2021/22 tax year, it has been confirmed.

EU trade figures recover in February, but have yet to rise above pre-pandemic levels, ONS reveals

Posted on 13 Apr, 2021

Exports to the EU recovered in February, but are still far below pre-pandemic levels, official figures have revealed.

£3 billion worth of underpaid state pensions could be owed

Posted on 9 Apr, 2021

A recent documentary on pensions has encouraged women on £1-a-week state pensions to check if they have been given the incorrect amount and owed up to tens of thousands of pounds.

National Living Wage extended to 23, 24-year-olds for first time

Posted on 6 Apr, 2021

The National Living Wage (NLW) has been extended to 23 and 24-year-olds for the first time from this month, it has been confirmed.

HMRC clamp down on non-VAT-registered traders that trade above the VAT threshold

Posted on 1 Apr, 2021

HM Revenue and Customs revealed they are writing to non-VAT-registered traders they think are trading above the VAT threshold.

Four in 10 small businesses report cyber attacks in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Posted on 30 Mar, 2021

Almost four in 10 small businesses reported a cyber attack or security breach in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has revealed.

New Covid-19 testing regime to keep international trade “moving freely”

Posted on 29 Mar, 2021

Hauliers and other exempt professionals entering the UK will benefit from an enhanced Covid-19 testing regime to ensure goods can move in and out of the country safely and smoothly, it has been announced.

Self-Assessment payment deadline: prepare before midnight on 1 April

Posted on 26 Mar, 2021

With just a week left to pay any outstanding tax liabilities for self-assessment, taxpayers must set up an online payment plan for the 2019-20 tax year if they do not want to pay the tax in full and avoid penalties.

Accountants welcome new capital allowance ‘super-deduction’ but warn businesses to start planning “now”

Posted on 23 Mar, 2021

The new capital allowance ‘super-deduction’ could help businesses boost investment and productivity, but only if they start planning now, experts have warned.