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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Furlough fraud warning after arrests

Employers have been warned that businesses abusing the furlough scheme will face action from fraud investigators.

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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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New guide to “help tackle the toxic issue of late payments”

Major business bodies have this week launched a new supply chain guide in an attempt to address the worsening late payment crisis.

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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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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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Do you have taxable benefits? Start preparing now!

The last tax year has not long ended, but now is the time to think about how you report taxable benefits provided to your employees.

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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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New off-payroll working rules come into force: what you need to know

Medium and large employers are now required to determine the employment status of contractors after major changes to the off-payroll working rules came into force this month.

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New call for professional accountancy standards

Calls have been renewed for the Government to make membership of a recognised professional body mandatory for anyone offering paid-for tax accountancy services.

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