SMEs

8
Sep

Energy Bills To Freeze

Energy bills to freeze according to the new PM Liz Truss who announced a £150 Billion bailout package.  The bailout is designed to freeze the domestic energy bill cap on typical households at £2500* for the next 2 years. * Some household will use more energy and be billed more, so this is not a hard cap of £2,500 on

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7
Sep

Cost of Living Business Strategies

  Cost of Living Business Strategies There are lots of tips out there for managing personal and business finances as the cost of living increases on what seems to be a weekly basis. Whilst we can all use our kettle less, and switch lights off, the burning question is what can we do as a business strategy that holds longevity

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30
Aug

Energy Price Cap

  On the 26th August the energy price cap was announced, and goes up again by 80% from 1st October 2022 for 24 million people in England, Scotland and Wales. If you’re on a default tariff and pay by direct debit, your bills will increase by £1,578 a year to £3,549. If you’re a prepayment customer, your payments will rise by £1,591

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12
Aug

Hosepipe Ban

  Hosepipe bans are in force in a number of areas across the country, and whilst we all know it could affect our homes, the question is, can it affect small businesses? Following the driest July in England since 1935, hosepipe bans have come in effect in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight Kent, Sussex, and Pembrokeshire as water companies try

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6
Mar

Off-payroll working rules to go ahead from April 2020

  Review confirms off-payroll working rules to go ahead from April 2020 The government has confirmed that reforms to off-payroll working rules for the private sector will go ahead from 6 April 2020. The off-payroll rules have applied to the public sector since 2017 and the government has carried out a review of the roll-out to the private sector. The

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6
Mar

Coronavirus sick pay: ‘Day one’ Statutory Sick Pay

  Coronavirus measure: Statutory Sick Pay from ‘day one’ The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that when it comes to Coronavirus, sick pay entitlement for employees will begin from day one. This means employees will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from day one when self-isolating rather than having to wait until day four under the SSP waiting

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10
Dec

Employer guidance from HMRC

  Employer guidance from HMRC HMRC has issued Employer guidance in the latest Employer Bulletin. This issue includes articles on a number of areas including: guidance for employers on reporting PAYE information in real time when payments are made early at Christmas electronic payment deadline falls on a weekend Ultra Low Emission Vehicle High Income Child Benefit Charge deadline 31

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10
Dec

Check employment status for tax tool update

  Check employment status for tax tool update HMRC has issued an update to the Check employment status tool (CEST) in advance of the introduction of new tax rules proposed for individuals who provide their personal services via an ‘intermediary’ to a medium or large business. The tool is designed to give HMRC’s view of the status of contracts and

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10
Dec

Tax scams: Self Assessment avoidance tips (HMRC)

  Tax scams: HMRC offers tips on avoiding Self Assessment scams HMRC is giving information to taxpayers to help them avoid scams ahead of the Self Assessment deadline. HMRC is warning millions of Self Assessment taxpayers to be aware of fraudsters in the run up to the 31 January deadline. Over the last year, HMRC received almost 900,000 reports from

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10
Dec

Employee gifts: Making sure they are tax-free

  Employee gifts: Making sure they are tax-free Employee gifts… Some employers may wish to give a small gift to their employees. As long as the employer meets the relevant conditions, no tax charge will arise on the employee. A tax exemption is available which should help employers ensure that the benefits provided are exempt and do not result in

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