Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations

You can apply for 2 grants to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU. You can apply to get funding for: training that helps your employees to complete customs declarations and processes IT improvements to help your business complete customs declarations more efficiently Who can apply You can Read more about Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations[…]

Self assessment (Tax Return) Deadline filing deadline is fast approaching

Deadline for submitting your 2017/18 self assessment return (£100 automatic penalty if your return is late) and the balance of your 2017/18 liability together with the first payment on account for 2018/19 are also due. This deadline is relevant to individuals who need to complete a self assessment tax return and make direct payments to Read more about Self assessment (Tax Return) Deadline filing deadline is fast approaching[…]

Main points from the budget (29 October 2018)

Here are some of the key points from the budget of 29 October 2018: Savings The ISA allowance is held at £20,000. The Junior ISAs annual allowance and Child Trust Funds for 2019/20 will be increased in line with CPI to £4,368. National Savings and Investments (NS&I) have announced the minimum investment for premium bonds Read more about Main points from the budget (29 October 2018)[…]

Scam emails claiming to be from Companies House

Some customers have received fraudulent emails claiming to be from Companies House.  An example of an email is below: The email is sent from: “noreply@cpgov.uk” with the following message: These emails are not from Companies House If you receive any emails from this sender or an email like this, forward them straight on to phishing@companieshouse.gov.uk as soon as Read more about Scam emails claiming to be from Companies House[…]

UK’s ‘first ever’ successful prosecution for false company information

Kevin Brewer pleaded guilty to breaking section 1112 of the Companies Act 2006, which sets out the criminal offence of providing false information on the company register. He was fined £1,602 and ordered to pay costs of £10,462.50 and a Victim Surcharge of £160. The Story Kevin Brewer, a businessman, incorporated John Vincent Cable Services Read more about UK’s ‘first ever’ successful prosecution for false company information[…]

As a director, what should I pay myself in 2018/19?

Such a simply question, you would think, however it produces a complicated answer. For this calculation, we have assumed the following: The director wants to preserves their entitlement to state benefits, and The director wants a salary which saves the most tax and national insurance. First of all let us look at preserving your entitlement Read more about As a director, what should I pay myself in 2018/19?[…]