Category Archives: Employment

Things Affecting Employers and/or Employees

Budget 2017 – 22 Nov 2017 Chancellors Speack Key Points

Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget as chancellor. Here are the key points of his speech. Housing Stamp duty to be abolished immediately for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000 In London and other expensive areas, the first £300,000 of the cost of a £500,000 purchase by first-time buyers will be exempt… Read More »

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Personal Taxation Planning Guide 2016-17

We are here to help… Make good use of us! This guide is designed to help you identify areas that might have a significant impact on your tax planning. Please consult us early for help in taking advantage of tax-saving opportunities. We will be delighted to assist you. Tax Planning is a year-round activity, but… Read More »

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Summer Budget 8th July 2015

Summer Budget 8th July 2015 The Chancellor, George Osborne, opened his Summer 2015 Budget on 8 July 2015 with “A bold budget…with big ambitions”, then followed with “we shouldn’t go faster, we should go slower”. So what are we to make of this bold but slow Budget? Osborne set out Parliament’s intentions to tackle tax… Read More »

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Analysis of the Summer 2015 Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne presented the post-election Summer Budget on July 8 – the first Conservative only ‘red briefcase’ speech since 1996.   He described it as a Budget for working people and a continuation of the Government’s aim of creating a ‘higher wage, lower tax and lower welfare’ country. It was crammed… Read More »

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The Summer Budget 2015 was surprisingly jam packed of tax and relief changes that will affect businesses

The Summer Budget 2015 was surprisingly jam packed of tax and relief changes that will affect businesses, many in a positive way, however, on some changes the jury is still out. The following is just a brief overview of the main items that I believe will affect SMEs and is not meant to be a… Read More »

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Are you ready for Auto-Enrolment because The Pension Regulator is?

Are you ready for Auto-Enrolment because The Pension Regulator is? Auto Enrolment commenced roll-out in 2012 and is not going away. If you employ staff now or plan to in the future you have new legal duties which including provide a workplace pension for your staff. The law on workplace pensions has changed: This is… Read More »

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Why review your accountancy service?

Why review your accountancy service? Like any other service your business uses, you should consider reviewing your accountants periodically and ask yourself the following questions: Is the current level of service satisfactory? Does the service represent value for money? Might we be missing specific tax expertise that could reduce our tax payable? Does my accountant really understand our needs and our… Read More »

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Hidden Pension auto-enrolment responsibilities

Hidden auto enrolment responsibilities revealed (from Accounting Web) Posted by robertlovell PM | on Mon, 07/07/2014 – 15:49  2676  6 comments More social links Twitter Facebook Linkedin Google+   Auto enrolment is approaching a tipping point. Where it was once the burden of the big businesses who were the first to comply, it’s now affecting… Read More »

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