Accessing the latest COVID-19 stimulus

The Government has pledged more than £330 billion overnight to help businesses struggling with the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has pledged to do “whatever it takes” to help businesses survive through these difficult and uncertain times and we are also standing by this […]

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M J Bushell Here to Help

Essential business preparations for COVID-19 The UK is seeing an unprecedented amount of disruption due to the current coronavirus outbreak and in response the Chancellor has announced a number of measures to help businesses deal with this crisis. Understandably, business owners will be concerned during these difficult times, but they […]

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Budget 2020

Budget summary When Philip Hammond delivered the last Budget 499 days ago, in the midst of the Brexit negotiations, he could not have imagined that the next Budget would be dominated by the spread of a lethal contagion. Nor is it likely that he thought Rishi Sunak – then a [...] Read more

Entrepreneurs’ Relief changes expected in March Budget

Speculation is increasing that the Government will announce significant curbs on Entrepreneurs’ Relief in the Budget, or could even scrap the valuable tax relief altogether. According to the Financial Times, ministers are concerned that Entrepreneurs’ Relief is too generous to wealthy individuals. Entrepreneurs’ Relief allows business owners to pay half […]

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Get ready for a range of tax changes this April

Monday 6 April 2020 will see a range of tax changes come into effect with the start of the 2020/21 tax year. Some of these changes have the potential to have considerable implications for your tax bill, depending upon your specific circumstances. Here is a selection of the most significant […]

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Latest case highlights the dangers of not meeting workplace pension requirements

A recruitment business has been ordered to pay £10,890 after avoiding their automatic enrolment duties and misleading the Pensions Regulator (TPR). Hertfordshire-based SKL Professional Recruitment Agency Ltd’s managing director Linus (known as Lee) Kadzere has been sentenced at Brighton Magistrates’ Court for wilfully failing to comply with the workplace pension […]

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When was the last time you checked your NIC record?

Most workers assume that their National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as reported by their employer or through their own records, are accurate and up to date. After all, within the Income Tax system, we have the comfort of an annual reconciliation process, so why would NICs be any different? However, it […]

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