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Employee suggestion schemes

Employee suggestion schemes

There are many advantages to creating an employee suggestion scheme where employees are rewarded for making suggestions that benefit your business. Apart from the value that these suggestions can have

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CGT Rollover Relief

CGT Rollover Relief

Business Asset Rollover Relief also known as CGT Rollover Relief allows for deferral of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on gains made when taxpayers sell or dispose of certain assets and use all or part of

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Post Office convictions quashed

Post Office convictions quashed

Convictions of hundreds of postmasters have been quashed following Royal Assent of the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Act 2024.

Many postmasters endured financial ruin, the loss of homes,

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Benefits of a fall in inflation

Benefits of a fall in inflation

An economist from the Treasury explains exactly what a fall in inflation means for you.

How will lower inflation help the economy?

Lower inflation supports people by maintaining the purchasing

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Tax when transferring assets during divorce

Tax when transferring assets during divorce

When a couple is separating or is divorced it is unlikely that they are thinking about the tax implications of their actions. However, apart from the emotional stress, there are also tax issues that

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Tax credits reminder

Tax credits reminder

We would like to remind our readers that HMRC is currently sending the annual tax credit renewal packs to 730,000 tax credit claimants. HMRC is encouraging recipients to renew their tax credits claim

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Changes to Companies House Fees

Changes to Companies House Fees

There have been a number of significant changes in Companies House fees. These changes took effect on 1 May 2024. The last significant change in fees occurred in April 2016.

The new fees have been

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Reporting expenses and benefits to HMRC

Reporting expenses and benefits to HMRC

The deadline for submitting the 2023-24 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 July 2024. These forms can be submitted using commercial software or via HMRC’s PAYE online service. HMRC no longer accepts

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View your annual tax summary

View your annual tax summary

The Annual Tax Summary is a document provided by HMRC that shows details of the tax you pay and how this is used by government.

The Annual Tax Summary shows:

your taxable income from all sources

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VAT reverse charge for builders

VAT reverse charge for builders

There are special VAT reverse charge rules for certain building contractors and sub-contractors. The rules, which came into effect on 1 March 2021, makes the supply of most construction services

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Childcare funding for under 9-month-olds

Childcare funding for under 9-month-olds

In a recent press release the Department for Education confirmed that parents of children from 9 months old can now apply to access government-funded childcare from September 2024, as England’s

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Universal Credit changes

Universal Credit changes

Universal Credit claimants working less than half of a full-time week will have to look to increase their hours but will be able to benefit from extra work coach support. These changes will see

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Check a VAT number

Check a VAT number

The check a UK VAT number service is available at: www.gov.uk/check-uk-vat-number.

This service allows users to check:

if a UK VAT registration number is valid; and
the name and address of the

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Deferring National Insurance payments

Deferring National Insurance payments

Employees with more than one job may be able to defer or delay paying Class 1 National Insurance in certain circumstances.

This deferment can be considered when any of the following apply:

You pay

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Beneficial tax-exempt loans

Beneficial tax-exempt loans

An employee can obtain a benefit when provided with an employment-related cheap or interest-free loan. The benefit is the difference between the interest the employee pays, if any, and the commercial

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