As a director, what should I pay myself in 2019/20?

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 2019/20?[…]

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[…]

New VAT rules for some vouchers

Who is this for? Business that issue vouchers to customers which they can exchange for goods or services and are VAT registered. When does it start? 1 January 2019 What’s happening? From 1 January 2019 vouchers will fall into tow categories: Single purpose Multi-purpose VAT will be triggered depending on what the voucher entitles your customer to: Single Read more about New VAT rules for some vouchers[…]

Changes to the law on payslips

From 6 April 2019 your business will have to give every worker on its payroll (not just employees) an itemised pay statement (i.e. payslip) and some new information must be provided. This is because the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2018 comes into force. So Whats happening? It will extend Read more about Changes to the law on payslips[…]

Winner in IAB UK and International Business and Skills Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Director Sam, was the Winner of the IAB UK and International Business and Skills Awards 2018 for Accountant of the year. This national award recognises either an accountant or firm of accountants that has made an invaluable contribution to their clients, by going above and beyond to help Read more about Winner in IAB UK and International Business and Skills Awards 2018[…]

Increase in Student Loan Plan 1 and 2 thresholds

The thresholds of Plan 1 and Plan 2 student loans will be increasing from April 2019. The current thresholds (for 2018-19) are: Plan 1 – £18,330 Plan 2 – £25,000 The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that from 6 April 2019 the thresholds will increase to: Plan 1 – £18,935 Plan 2 – £25,725 Read more about Increase in Student Loan Plan 1 and 2 thresholds[…]

Lords recommend delay in Making Tax Digital for VAT until 2020

The House of Lords economic affairs committee said that it had ‘been struck with a sense of déjà vu’ throughout its inquiry, finding it disappointing ‘that many of the concerns raised in evidence to this inquiry have repeated issues addressed in our 2017 report’. The 2017 report suggested that the tax gap benefit supposed by Read more about Lords recommend delay in Making Tax Digital for VAT until 2020[…]