The Government has announced the largest increase since the National Living Wage was introduced two decades ago. The government has announced a 6.2% increase in the National Living Wage (NLW), which applies to workers aged 25 and over. From 1 April 2020 the NLW will rise from the current rate of £8.21 to £8.72 an… Continue reading Minimum wage rates announced
When someone makes a donation, you might want to give the donor something in return (an item or service) to say thank you. This is known as a ‘benefit’. Literature that tells donors what your charity does eg a newsletter, or a simple plaque to thank a donor, doesn’t count as a benefit. The value… Continue reading Gift Aid – The benefit rule
Having quality management accounts can be beneficial to your business as they can help you to grow by making it more efficient and hopefully more profitable. Management accounts are a set of detailed accounts prepared to illustrate the company’s performance. The goals of the accounts are to provide key financial information which will help with… Continue reading Would your business benefit from monthly or quarterly management accounts?
So, we already knew about some of the announcements before the chancellor, the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP, spoke yesterday, so much so he even made a joke about toilets and leaks. As ever there was good news and bad news for taxpayers, a full summary is on our website but here are some good… Continue reading Autumn Budget – 29 October 2018
The government has decided not to proceed with plans to abolish Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) from April 2019. Class 2 NICs are currently paid at a rate of £2.95 per week by self-employed individuals with profits of £6,205 or more per year. The government had planned to scrap the Class 2 contribution and… Continue reading Self-employed Class 2 National Insurance will not be scrapped
As you may well know we are planning to walk 40 miles around Rutland water and surrounding villages, starting at 10pm on Saturday 27th October and finishing hopefully at 3pm Sunday afternoon. Please read our previous blog for more info here. Last weekend I plotted a 15 mile practice walk around Charnwood ,including Bradgate Park,… Continue reading Training has now started for the Rutland Plod
Last year the team, friends and family took part in a 2 day challenge, walking 23 miles per day along The Llyn Peninsula. This year we are challenging ourselves even further by trekking 40 miles around Rutland overnight. This means no time to rest as the team begins the challenge at 10pm on Saturday 27… Continue reading The Rutland Plod – TW Challenge 2018
A married couple or civil partnership can apply to transfer 10% of the income tax personal allowance from one to the other. Although called the marriage ‘allowance’, it is a transfer rather than an additional allowance. To qualify for the allowance, neither of the partners can be higher rate taxpayers and cannot be claiming the… Continue reading Have you taken advantage of the Marriage Allowance?
(A-levels, further education or an approved training course, you MUST tell the taxman if you're claiming child benefit or risk losing out on thousands of pounds a year) June was a busy period for students throughout the UK as they completed their GCSE and A-Level exams, but what happens to your child benefits afterwards? Your… Continue reading Is your child about to collect their GCSES? – You need to tell the Tax Man
We have known for some time that Landlords have been hit hard by recent tax changes: Clause 24 restricting relief for interest; 8% extra capital gains tax; 3% extra stamp duty. Clause 24 of the Finance Act set out restrictions for individuals on claiming loan interest as a cost against property investment income, for individuals… Continue reading Clause 24 in the Finance Act – Is it affecting you?