Stamp Duty Land Tax

If you are thinking of buying a house, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) could be one of the major costs that you need to consider. However it is not always payable on all properties or for all buyers.  For example, did you know that there are different rules if you are buying your first home… Continue reading Stamp Duty Land Tax

Employer Update March 2019

National Living/Minimum Wage Changes from 1 April 2019 From 1 April 2019 the National Living/Minimum Wage rates will increase as follows: • £8.21 an hour for workers aged 25 and over - previously £7.83 • £7.70 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24 – previously £7.38 • £6.15 an hour for workers aged 18… Continue reading Employer Update March 2019

Law changes on tips for waiters

Restaurant owners are now banned from deducting money from tips earned by waiters and other staff. Tips can be paid to employees using the following methods: Cash received direct from a customer This is an allowable method of receiving tips, however the person receiving the tip is responsible for declaring and paying tax on the… Continue reading Law changes on tips for waiters

Spring Statement 2019: What you need to know

The Chancellor has presented his Spring Statement to Parliament – here's our summary of what he said. The UK economy continues to grow, with wages increasing and unemployment at historic lows, providing a solid foundation on which to build Britain’s economic future. Borrowing and debt are both forecast to be lower in every year than… Continue reading Spring Statement 2019: What you need to know

HMRC helps teenagers prepare for the world of work

Last June HM Revenue and Customs launched two educational videos which are aimed at preparing teenagers for working life. One of the videos will help 14 to 17 year olds understand what it means when they receive their national insurance number and the benefits of using a personal tax account. The other new video is… Continue reading HMRC helps teenagers prepare for the world of work

Hot Topic! Maximise your capital allowances

Changes were announced to capital allowances in the Autumn Budget. These include an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) available. Make sure your business does not fall foul of the transitional rules which apply. Increased AIA from 1 January 2019 You will no doubt be aware that the maximum AIA has been set at… Continue reading Hot Topic! Maximise your capital allowances

Tax Reminder 19th February 2019

The following Tax Events are due on 19th February 2019: Business Tax Events PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th February 2019 This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS. Employers are… Continue reading Tax Reminder 19th February 2019