Business Rates Relief for Small Businesses

There has been much lobbying from the small business sector to reduce business rates. The Chancellor stated that 600,000 small businesses currently benefit from small business rates relief. In order to support the licensed trade from April 2017, pubs with a rateable...

Key Trends to Watch in 2018

Technology and innovation are driving the evolution of most businesses these days. Here are some of the key business trends to watch out for in 2018. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies A blockchain is a digital, decentralised, public ledger of all cryptocurrency...

SDLT Relief For First-Time Buyers

In an attempt to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder and stimulate the housing market the chancellor announced that for property purchases completed on or after 22 November 2017 there would be no SDLT payable if the purchase price is below £300,000. This...

Did You Miss the Changes to the PSC Register Regime?

Earlier this year, the government made some changes to the ‘people with significant control’ (PSC) register regime, as part of wider anti-money laundering measures. As a busy business owner, you may have missed this. After all, you’ve got plenty to concern yourself...

New Company Loss Rules to Go Ahead

The Finance Bill due to be debated in early September will finally include the new rules for the set off of company losses that were originally announced in March 2016. As a result of the first Finance Act being rushed through due to the snap General Election the...

Reported Expenses and Benefits Provided to Employees

HMRC have recently updated their toolkit dealing with the reporting of expenses and benefits provided to employees and directors in the light of significant recent changes in this area. HMRC toolkits are designed to help minimise the risk of errors in returns and...