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Posted by Andrew Lindley Nov 6, 2020

Yesterday, the Chancellor announced further changes to the measures to support businesses during the next six months. We are still awaiting full details to be released, but below is a brief summary.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Nov 3, 2020

We are still awaiting full details of the extended support schemes announced over the weekend, but below is a brief summary. With more details expected to be released in the coming weeks, we advise you to keep checking the government website for details.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Oct 22, 2020

Yet another announcement from the Chancellor today detailing enhancements to the previously released support schemes. Below is a brief summary of the new measures, but more details will be released in the coming weeks.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Sep 17, 2020

Below is a brief roundup of new support for businesses and closing deadlines for existing packages. Please follow the links to find out more.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Aug 8, 2020

The government has now published further guidance about existing support packages. Below is a brief roundup, but please follow the links to learn more.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Jul 8, 2020

The Chancellor today delivered his Summer Statement, which detailed a number of measures to help the UK economy rebuild. Here we summarise some of the key announcements.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Jun 5, 2020

The government has now published further guidance about existing support packages. Here is a brief roundup, but please follow the links to learn more.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley May 4, 2020

The government has now published further guidance about existing support packages and some new support measures. Here is a brief roundup, but please follow the links to learn more.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Mar 21, 2020

Latest COVID-19 updates from the government.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Mar 21, 2020

The government is increasing the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates on 1 April 2020.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Mar 12, 2020

The new Chancellor delivered a packed budget for 2020 as the Conservatives apparently vowed to get their promises done. Below are some of the highlights for businesses from April 2020.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Oct 11, 2019

Capital Gains Tax changes for residential property - April 2020

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Aug 16, 2019

If you're not working or earning over £6,136 per year, making a claim for Child Benefit can help protect entitlement to your State Pension.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Jun 26, 2019

There have been a number of high profile court case recently regarding National Minimum Wage (NMW), where employers have been found to be underpaying staff because they hadn’t considered the legislation carefully enough.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Mar 12, 2019

The government is increasing the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates on 1 April 2019.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Mar 12, 2019

The minimum total contributions under automatic enrolment set down by the Government are set to increase from 6 April 2019.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Jan 18, 2019

Small business owners often pay their spouse, partner or other family members a nominal salary for helping out in the business, particularly if the individual being paid doesn't have other income in excess of their tax free personal allowance.

However, a recent court case William McAdam v HMRC worryingly highlights how far HMRC will go to disallow wages paid to family members if they don't believe the wages represent a realistic and commercial amount for the level of hours input.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Oct 30, 2018

The Chancellor delivered his latest budget yesterday and this year there was far more news of interest to small businesses and the self employed. Much of this was positive, including:

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Oct 23, 2018

With the changes to the Flat Rate Scheme last year, many small businesses are now having to understand more about when they can reclaim VAT on business expenses. VAT incurred on gifts, trivial benefits and entertaining is a common quandary, so we have highlighted some important points for review.

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Posted by Andrew Lindley Sep 28, 2018

It has been delayed a number of times, but it now looks likely that the new Tax Free Childcare scheme will be rolled out from 4 October 2018. The old voucher schemes will be blocked to new entrants from the same date.

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