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On 22 November 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented his Autumn Statement to Parliament and started making, in his words, the long-term decisions necessary to strengthen the economy and build a brighter future.
Targeting underserviced markets.
Salary or dividend best in 2023/24?
Managing winter sickness absence.
Its important to have up to date profit forecasts for tax.
Software to bring your firm’s data to life.
Back to school – set up a Tax Free Childcare Account?
How could the latest social media platform work for businesses?
When a limited company intends to make a claim for research and development (R&D) tax relief, from 8 August 2023 onwards it will need to provide detailed information to HMRC in advance.
The metaverse is an online virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) space where users can interact with a computer-generated environment and with other users in real-time.
With all of the changes to personal pensions in the Spring Budget, maximising the State Pension entitlement should not be overlooked.
How to manage some of the key HR challenges facing businesses in the current environment.
The deadline for reporting shares and securities and share options issued to employees for 2022/23 is 6 July 2023. This is the same as the deadline for reporting expenses and benefits provided to employees on form P11d for 2022/23.
Chat GPT is an artificial intelligence technology that has the potential to revolutionise the way businesses operate.
The deadline for filing the P11d forms to report benefits in kind in respect of directors and employees for 2022/23 is 6 July 2023. Note, however, that the original and amended reports must now be made online and paper returns will be rejected.
The job market has been particularly hot since the Covid pandemic. There is a well-publicised shortage of skilled workers, and as a result, there’s a high probability that other firms are trying to poach your staff. So how do you hang on to good people in a competitive jobs market?
On 15 March 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented his first Budget to Parliament and set out a plan to reduce inflation, grow the economy and get government debt falling all whilst avoiding a recession and tackling labour shortages.
With the UK economy flat lining the Chancellor is under pressure to announce measures to stimulate growth.
Empathetic leadership means having the ability to understand the needs of others and being aware of their feelings and thoughts.
Making tax digital (MTD) for income tax self-assessment (ITSA) was originally scheduled to start in 2018 and was then put back to 2023 and then 2024.
How to recognise leadership potential in your existing team.
At this time of year we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April.
As we begin the new year, employers are grappling with numerous challenges such as the cost of living, staff wellbeing, hybrid working and economic headwinds.
Scheduling can be hard work - many of us will have experienced the frustration of multiple emails to contacts or clients, just to schedule a meeting or call.
The new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt had warned the public and the financial markets that his Autumn Statement would include “eye-watering” cuts in public spending and tax rises for those with the ‘broadest shoulders’.
In his Fiscal Statement delivered on 23 September 2022, the previous Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, introduced a Growth Plan including the tax cuts promised by Liz Truss in her Conservative Party leader campaign.
A management strategy for a volatile business environment.
What can businesses learn from the car manufacturing giant?
There continues to be poor take-up of the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare Accounts which provide a 25% subsidy towards the cost of childcare.
Inflation is running at an all time high. How can businesses support their employees through these difficult times?
With the departure of Boris Johnson, the contenders as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister (PM) have now been whittled down to the last two – Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.
Why is it so difficult to hire people at the moment?
Childcare accounts can subsidise summer camp costs.
4-day working week - is this the future?
P11D forms for reporting expenses and benefits in kind provided to employees and directors in 2021/22 need to be submitted by 6 July 2022.
Creating a purposeful brand is key to building a loyal customer base.
In the March 2021 Budget, it was announced that the normal one year carry back for trading losses would be extended to three years.
Career mobility is a key priority for millennial and generation Z employees.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Spring Statement on Wednesday 23 March 2022. In this early edition of our April tax newsletter we outline the key measures affecting our clients.
The requirement to work from home was lifted in January but offices are still less than full.
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chancellor reduced the rates of VAT for the leisure and hospitality sector to just 5%.
Podcasts have grown in popularity and businesses can capitalise on this.
Whilst most of us were wrapping our Christmas presents on 23 December 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, commissioned the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) to produce an economic and fiscal forecast for Wednesday 23 March 2022.
Setting goals for the business is one thing, but in order to succeed, you need to set smart objectives for your team.
In his Spring 2021 Budget the Chancellor announced that there would be 8 “Freeports” in England with generous tax breaks to encourage businesses to set up and invest in those areas.
The world is changing fast and businesses are having to adapt accordingly.
Many were expecting the chancellor to announce changes to inheritance tax (IHT) in his Autumn Budget.
What is the Metaverse and what do businesses need to know about it?
On 27 October 2021, the Chancellor delivered his third Budget in conjunction with the Public Spending Review.
As we come to the end of 2021, its time to start thinking about the budget for next year. One thing is certain - uncertainty.
The Prime Minister announced on 7th September that the government will introduce a new 1.25% Levy to provide an extra £12 bn a year to support the NHS and social care.
We are moving into a new era of hybrid working - with some teams working from home, while others are in the office. This new way of working brings its own set of challenges.
The Government are pulling the plug on support to employers for furloughed staff at the end of September
As commerce has moved online, customer service has had to evolve.
Company loss relief can be claimed early.
Furlough grant reduces to 70% for July.
Developing the next generation of business leaders.
Manage your diary with Calendly.
Details of latest CJRS "furlough" grants.
New personal service company rules start this month.
Diversity and Inclusion - Best Practice.
Businesses can use podcasts as an effective digital marketing tool.
Budget Day is 3 March.
The challenges faced by businesses in 2020 have driven firms across the world to develop, adapt and innovate. Here are some of the key business trends to watch in 2021.
New Year resolutions to save tax.
How to build your 2021 business strategy in the face of uncertainty.
"Furlough" scheme extended at 80% usual pay.
If your customers have a positive experience from the very beginning, they are going to stick with your product or service and continue to do business with you.
Job Support Scheme starts 1 November.
Keeping your data secure when working remotely.
The calculation of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants has proven to be complex, particularly as HMRC frequently changed the rules and the method of computation.
Live Streaming is a great way to market to your target audience, in real time.
When the Chancellor announced a temporary cut in the rate of VAT for the hospitality sector and attractions in his Summer Statement on 8 July there were a number of areas that needed clarification.
Bringing your employees back from furlough is not a straightforward process.
From 1 July the new CJRS "Flexible furlough" grant scheme starts, which will allow employers to gradually bring their furloughed employees back to work part-time.
The TP-Link RE 220 is a cheap and easy way to extend the range of your home Wi-Fi.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on 12 May that the CJRS scheme will be extended until the end of October.
Use an iPad or Android tablet as a second display when working from home.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims portal opened on Monday 20 April
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that provides document sharing, online meetings and more to help your people to work together.
More money for the NHS and infra-structure in the budget.
£330 billion coronavirus support package
Yet another Chancellor - big changes in the Budget?
Google My Business.
Budget Day is now 11 March.
Conservative party elected with working majority
When will budget day be now?
Builders’ VAT rules delayed for a year.
Government u-turn on pension tax for doctors and others?
Off-payroll working rules going ahead.
A staff summer party can be a tax-free benefit.
Connect effectively in the digital age.
Doctors lobbying for pension tax changes.
Making Tax Digital is now reality.
Extracting profit from the family company.