As part of the workplace pension rules, by law, minimum contribution amounts are required to increase at set times. From 6 April 2018, the minimum contributions that employers and staff pay into their automatic enrolment pension will have to increase. The phased... Read Article
The Pensions Regulator has launched a new online suite of information and tools to assist new businesses who from 1 October have a legal duty to put staff straight into a workplace pension as soon as they employ them. From 1 October, new businesses will no longer be... Read Article
It is unlikely you started your business to be a bookkeeper or an adminstrator of your financial record keeping. It is more likely you set up your business to utilise your own knowledge or skill, offer something you are passionate about and / or fill a gap that the... Read Article
Research and Development (R&D) tax credits is an area where we are experiencing an increase in enquiries from our clients. This article provides an overview of the schemes and what is included within a claim. R&D tax credits are only available to Companies... Read Article
“Don’t ignore your pension duties – it’s not worth risking your credit rating”. This is just one statement in the latest update from The Pensions Regulator. The quarterley update provides information about cases and theirs powers when... Read Article
Spring Budget 2017 There were no further changes to income tax rates and allowances beyond those previously announced. The current personal allowance of £11,000 is to rise to £11,500 from 6th April 2017 as previously announced. Furthermore, the basic rate band for... Read Article
An expected announcement was made in the latest Autumn Statement, pertaining to salary sacrifice arrangements, which the government perceives as having been subject to abuse. From April 2017, new rules will be implemented to address perceived tax advantages of these... Read Article
One of the challenges we explore, as part of our Business Improvement Programme, is the attraction and retention of the best people to build an effective team. The definition of team is perhaps captured by Katzenbach and Smith, 1993, Harvard Business School. “A team... Read Article
Do you need to raise money for the continuation and growth of your business? If so, no longer is traditional bank finance simply the only option. However, many business owners do not consider other options available to them if they are unable to raise money with their... Read Article
Auto Enrolment brings many new obligations and duties for employers. Have you considered what you want to do, are able to do or simply need to outsource for someone to administer on your behalf? Here is a list of of some of the key duties to help you consider who will... Read Article
For tax years up to and including 2015/16 (i.e. up until 5th April 2016), individuals with taxable income in excess of £150,000 pay income tax at 45% (or 37.5% for dividends), and receive tax relief at their marginal rates on money purchase pension contributions up to... Read Article
What is the opportunity? There is an opportunity to have a FREE review undertaken to identify any parts of your commercial property qualifying for capital allowances. CRM can arrange this on a no upfront charge and no win/no fee basis – you only pay a small... Read Article
As you will be aware, the end of the tax year is rapidly approaching, meaning the annual task of filing employers returns P35, P14 and P11D is nearly upon us. As in previous years, there is a tax free incentive payment (£75 for 2008/09) for small employers (broadly... Read Article
Myths about tax are adding to an already confusing tax system, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) has claimed. As taxpayers prepare tax returns to meet the 30 September deadline, the last opportunity for sending tax returns back to... Read Article
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