Government launches small business micro loan scheme

As part of the government's measures to mitigate the economic damage caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a micro loan scheme for small businesses. The Bounce Back Loan Scheme will allow small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 to apply for up to £50,000, with the government guaranteeing 100% of the… Continue reading Government launches small business micro loan scheme

New tests and new car benefit percentages

As part of its drive to encourage green motoring, the government has introduced a new emissions test, as well as new car benefit percentages. The scale of charges for working out the taxable benefit for an employee who has use of an employer provided car is computed by reference to bands of CO2 emissions multiplied… Continue reading New tests and new car benefit percentages

COVID-19: Measures for UK businesses

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that began in China and spread rapidly around the globe has caused major disruption to businesses and economies worldwide. The UK government has responded to COVID-19 with measures aimed at delaying its spread and mitigating damage to the economy with a substantial stimulus package. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package… Continue reading COVID-19: Measures for UK businesses

Budget 2020 – 5 Changes That May Affect Your Business

On 11 March 2020 the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented his first Budget, just a month into the job.  It was always going to be a challenge for him to prepare for the budget in such a short space of time and this wasn’t made any easier for him with the rapidly changing situation with… Continue reading Budget 2020 – 5 Changes That May Affect Your Business

Capital gains fall-out for couples and family homes

Married and divorcing couples, including civil partners, should be alert to change to the capital gains tax (CGT) rules on private residence relief. Divorcing couples Tax is never at the top of the agenda when a relationship ends, yet the tax consequences can be far-reaching. A jointly-owned family home is often the most important asset… Continue reading Capital gains fall-out for couples and family homes

XeroCon 2019

Recently myself & Mike Waterfield attended Xerocon 2019 at the ExCeL arena in London. Xerocon was an amazing experience, full of product announcements, App demonstrations and glimpses into how artificial intelligence (AI) and computer learning will change our approach to bookkeeping and accounting. Xero can be connected to over 800 Apps. The leading Apps were… Continue reading XeroCon 2019

Hot Topic: Working off-payroll

From 6 April 2020, a change to the off-payroll (IR35) rules is expected. Draft legislation has already been published and further HMRC guidance is expected. The new rules will affect you if you work via your own personal service company (PSC), and off-payroll workers should be aware that their clients are likely to investigate the… Continue reading Hot Topic: Working off-payroll