Year end capital tax planning

Have you used your 2018/19 £11,700 annual capital gains exemption?  Consider selling shares where the gain is less than £11,700 before 6 April 2019. In addition, if you have any worthless shares, consider a negligible value claim to establish a capital loss. You may...

New workplace pension limits from 6 April 2019

The amounts that employers and workers will be required to pay into workplace pensions are due to increase from 6 April unless the worker opts out. The new limits will be 5% from the worker and 3% from the employer. The total minimum contribution will, therefore,...

Buy new equipment before 6 April?

Your business year end, not 5 April, is relevant for capital allowances purposes. If however you are running a business and making up accounts to 31 March or 5 April, you should consider buying plant and machinery to take advantage of the Annual Investment Allowance...

Brexit – What now for businesses that trade with the EU?

“There is still uncertainty around what Brexit will mean and planning for a “No Deal” scenario seems sensible right now.  Businesses that buy and sell from the EU should have contingency plans in place which will need to be flexible to cope with a variety of possible...

Build your marketing machine in 7 steps!

Whatever the size of your business, now is the time to really market yourself.  We are living in a very competitive environment, new products and services are constantly being developed and all businesses need to make sure they are up with, and preferably, ahead of...