National insurance planning

National insurance planning For employers, employees and the self-employed. Our state pension, benefits, health service and more are all funded by National Insurance contributions (NICs). These are paid in different ways and at different rates by employers, employees and the self-employed, and they can also be paid voluntarily. Recently,...

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IR35 in the private sector

Off-payroll working in the private sector Are you prepared for changes to the IR35 rules? Exactly a year later than planned, changes to the off-payroll rules – known as IR35 – will take effect in the private sector next month. The emergence of COVID-19 put paid to...

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How to plan for your retirement

Get on track for a comfortable retirement. If you have a defined contribution pension scheme – whether private or through your employer – your retirement savings have probably been hit quite hard by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 12 months. That’s because pension funds invest in...

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Complying with your tax obligations

Meeting your obligations amid COVID-19 disruption. It’s not often that HMRC makes exceptions to its tax deadlines or late-filing penalties, but the past year has, as in so many ways, been different. Between optional deadline deferrals, new payment schemes and temporary reliefs, keeping on top of the...

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Construction sector: Reverse charge VAT

The effects on supply chains from 1 March 2021. Those working in the UK’s construction industry will have to handle and pay VAT differently from 1 March 2021, unless there’s another last-minute Government U-turn. This is when the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services,...

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Strategies for exports after Brexit

Reaching international markets in 2021 and beyond. The UK has left the EU, and for British exporters, that presents both opportunity and uncertainty. There’s potential for businesses to branch out to new markets outside of the EU, but that comes with a new set of rules and...

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Gains on UK Residential Property

Changes to the rules on capitals gains came into effect this year, with the tax on UK residential property to be reported and paid to HMRC within 30 days. This meant from 6 April 2020, anyone making a taxable gain from the sale of an additional...

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Managing Cashflow in your Business

Like many in the current climate, businesses are planning our their cashflow and trying to consider the changes we have had this year, with the addition of schemes like furlough, grants and loans will provide some much-needed support, it may be the right time to be...

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