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What price tax reliefs?

When you look at your annual tax statement, have you ever wondered about the overall cost of the tax reliefs you enjoy? HMRC has published its latest annual assessment of the cost of various tax reliefs, and there are some…

Are you missing out on R&D credits?

A significant rise in the number of research and development (R&D) tax credit claims among SME firms highlights how useful the credits can be for business development. But many older firms are not taking advantage of their potential. R&D reliefs…

Probate fee increases abandoned

The planned reform of probate fees in England and Wales has been scrapped. A year ago the government tabled proposals to increase the level of probate fees in England and Wales. The idea was to move from the current single…

Government plans new drone regulations

The Government has put forward new plans to “detect, deter and disrupt” the misuse of drones. The proposals, published by the Security Minister Brandon Lewis, come after several major drone-related incidents across the UK. Commenting on the planned legislation, Mr…

Getting it right on VAT first time

VAT is regularly in the news, whether it’s planning for Brexit or postponing the reverse charge for construction services just weeks before its start date. Businesses are responsible for ensuring their returns are accurate, but regular tribunal cases prove how difficult this can…

Determining off -payroll employment status

The off-payroll working rules for private businesses are set to change from April 2020, but some recent tribunal decisions have led to uncertainty over determining employment status. The rules, commonly known as IR35, apply where a worker provides services to…

Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink

Almost everyone would be familiar with that saying but none more so than entrepreneurs and businesses looking for external funding in these uncertain and volatile times. It is true that there is plenty of money around looking for good investment…

So you want to be your own boss?

Increasing numbers of people are choosing to be self-employed, from sole traders and entrepreneurs to those extending their careers as they seek to work past retirement age. However, self-employment is a completely different experience to being employed and requires good…

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