I’m already using Xero; how will Making Tax Digital affect me?

There’s a new kid arriving on the accounting block, and the deadline to get ready for is getting nearer and nearer! HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) is set to transform how businesses keep their records but even still, there’s several myths circulating about what it...

Do I really need Xero for Making Tax Digital?

There’s no doubt in our minds that Making Tax Digital is set to radically transform how business owners handle their finances. What was originally dubbed as “the death of the tax return” has become something far greater, and could even be described as the most...

Class 2 NICs to continue for self-employed

In 2016 the government consulted on a proposed abolition of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed. This flat rate contribution, currently £2.95 a week is payable by the self-employed in addition to Class 4 contributions based on the...

Check your pension savings annual allowance

HMRC have updated their guidance on the rules for carrying forward the unused pension savings annual allowance, together with a calculator on their website. For most taxpayers, the maximum amount of pension savings that qualifies for tax relief each tax year is...