Topical Tips

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January 26, 2015

TT214: Alternative finance – deviating from traditional bank lending?

Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the number of companies using alternative sources of finance in order to fund their businesses.
January 06, 2015

TT213: Employee Benefit Trust Settlement Opportunity ending soon

Following the issue of reminder letters by HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) to all companies on their “hit list” over the past two weeks, it is worth recapping on what the Employee Benefit Trust Settlement Opportunity (“EBTSO”) is.
Employee Benefit Trust Settlement Opportunity
December 09, 2014

TT212: Autumn Statement 2014

Last week the Chancellor stood up to deliver the Autumn Statement but it felt more like a Budget. There were a number of announcements for pensioners, businesses and home buyers. I will focus on measures (tax and some non-tax) for owner managed businesses.
Autumn Statement
November 20, 2014

TT211: Transferable personal allowances for married couples and civil partners

New rules from 6 April 2015 THE MEASURE This measure will allow a spouse or civil partner who is not liable to income tax above the basic rate to transfer up to £1,050 of their personal allowance to their spouse/civil partner, provided that the recipient of the transfer is not liable to income tax above. . .
Transferable personal allowances for married couples and civil partners
November 13, 2014

TT210: Holiday Pay Ruling

Following on from our previous notice on the subject (TT204 – Where is my holiday pay? August 22, 2014) a landmark ruling was made by the Employment Appeal Tribunal with regard to the calculation of holiday pay for employees on 4th November.
Holiday Pay Ruling
November 06, 2014

TT209: Trading cross border and VAT

There are a lot of complexities in the VAT world. With the rise of eBay, Amazon and similar trading platforms which enable small businesses to easily globalise their business, there are many pitfalls to avoid and issues to identify to do with cross border trading.
Trading cross border and VAT
October 23, 2014

TT208: UK Implementation of the EU Accounting Directive

Further reducing the administration burden of financial reporting for UK businessesAt the end of August, the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) issued their consultation paper ‘UK Implementation of the EU Accounting Directive’. The consultation paper issued outlines how BIS intend to implement the new EU Accounting Directive (‘the Directive’) in the UK.
UK Implementation of the EU Accounting Directive
October 06, 2014

TT207: Payroll Changes and Information – October 2014

October 2014 is an important month for payroll and payroll related matters. National Minimum Wages All employees should be paid the National Minimum Wage. From 1 October 2014 the National Minimum Wage is increasing.
Payroll Changes and Information
September 22, 2014

TT206: FRS 102

As you are probably aware big changes in the world of accountancy are almost upon us.  New accounting standards will have to be adopted for 2015 or 2016 depending on your company’s year end.
FRS 102
September 08, 2014

TT205: The Broadband Delivery UK Scheme

Get a grant of up to £3,000 for broadband connection! The BBC recently featured an (FSB) Federation of Small Business’ report stating that one of the major constraints that UK SME’s face is the lack of high speed internet connectivity – particularly in and around London.
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