Workplace pension re-enrolment – how does it work?

Almost all workers should now be enrolled into a workplace pension under the Automatic Enrolment scheme. But as the employer, your legal duties do not end there.

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New tax surcharges for late payments

In the 2021 Spring Budget, the Government announced a new penalty and interest regime to replace the VAT default surcharge. 

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HMRC publish new guidance on delayed customs import declarations

New Government advice will help traders submit customs import declarations for non-controlled goods imported from the EU, it has been announced.

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Work from home tax relief: what employees need to know

It was confirmed this April that employees can continue to claim tax relief on work from home costs not reimbursed by employers, but only if they make a new claim for the 2021/22 tax year.

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‘Historic opportunity’ to build a stronger economy

The UK should seize the chance to emerge from the pandemic with a stronger, fairer and more resilient economy.

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Is incorporation right for me?

As business advisers, we’re often asked whether incorporation is the right choice for new and growing businesses.

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Supporting hospitality clients post-pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic hit the hospitality industry particularly hard, with no remote or home-working options viable for these employees and many still on furlough.

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UK tech sector continues to grow despite Covid-19 disruption, study reveals

The UK tech sector has continued to grow despite the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions, a major study has revealed.

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Self Employment Income Support Scheme: fourth grant now live

Self-employed workers will be able to claim the fourth Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant from 22 April 2021.

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Small firms see strongest upturn in just over four years

Increasing customer demand and the easing of lockdown restriction produced a rebound in small business activity across nearly all parts of the UK in March, as COVID-19 restrictions eased at the end of the first quarter.

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Four in 10 exporters report international trading difficulties, study reveals

Almost four in 10 exporters say sales have dropped in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has revealed.

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Small business confidence rises to positive territory for first time since 2018 as non-essential retail reopens

Small business confidence has risen to its highest level since autumn 2014, a major study has revealed.

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New help offered to SMEs

New initiatives to help SMEs get back on their feet have been launched, with a ‘shop small’ campaign and a new banking service.

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The ATED return for 2021-22 is due by 30 April 2021

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) return for 2021 to 31 March 2022, and any tax due for the year, is due by 30 April 2021.

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Recovery Loan Scheme now open for business, Government confirms

British businesses can now apply for affordable loans of between £1,000 and £10 million under the new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS).

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