Government backs ‘Small Business Saturday’

Posted on 6 Nov, 2018

Ahead of ‘Small Business Saturday’ – a day designed to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ – the Government has compiled a range of new and existing guides to support businesses with funding, late payments and

Changes afoot for real-time PAYE coding system

Posted on 5 Nov, 2018

The new and improved real-time Pay As You Earn (PAYE) coding system will soon launch a facility to notify employers when they are operating different tax codes for employees to the ones held on HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) system.

HMRC to refund child benefit tax to high earners

Posted on 2 Nov, 2018

The UK tax body has revealed it will be reviewing a number of penalty fines issued to parents who have been penalised for not submitting tax refunds for child benefit claims.

Hammond’s income tax changes to save workers hundreds of pounds

Posted on 1 Nov, 2018

Important income tax changes unveiled as part of Monday’s Budget announcements will help UK workers to save hundreds of pounds in tax each year, it has emerged.

What do off-payroll working rules mean for the private sector?

Posted on 30 Oct, 2018

At first glance, yesterday’s Autumn Budget seems positive for those working for themselves and in the gig economy.

90 per cent of small retailers to benefit from cut in business rates bills

Posted on 29 Oct, 2018

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has confirmed business rates relief for almost half a million high street shops ahead of today’s Autumn Budget.

FedEx announces £20,000 grant to help UK SMEs go global

Posted on 26 Oct, 2018

A new £20,000 grant has been launched by FedEx Express to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) go global.

Sharp rise in number of ‘millennial’ SME directors in the UK

Posted on 25 Oct, 2018

In the past year, the number of young directors at UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has increased by more than a third, as so-called ‘millennials’ continue to rise through the ranks.

More SMEs to gain access to Financial Ombudsman Service

Posted on 23 Oct, 2018

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has this month confirmed that the services offered by the Financial Ombudsman will be extended to more small and medium-sized businesses.

Don’t get caught out by the paper self-assessment tax return deadline

Posted on 22 Oct, 2018

Friday 31 October is the final deadline for submitting a paper self-assessment tax return for income earned in the 12 months to 5 April 2018.