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Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay to rise from April 2020

According to proposals set out in a government policy paper, the revised rates for statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP),

Close down a company by striking it off the register

There are a limited range of circumstances when a company can request to be removed from the register (known as being struck off). For example, a

VAT – what is a limited cost trader?

The VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) has been designed to simplify the way a business accounts for VAT and in so doing reduce the administration costs of

What qualifies for First Year Allowances?

Businesses can claim a 100% first-year allowance (FYA) on the purchase of certain qualifying Plant and Machinery (P&M). The cash-flow benefit of

Money laundering and terrorist financing

The money laundering rules are designed to protect the UK financial system and put in place certain controls to prevent businesses being used for

Public transport costs and tax

There are certain tax rules that it is important to consider if you pay for the public transport costs of your employees. The provision of public

On your bike – tax free cycling

There are special rules involving bicycles for work use, usually referred to as 'Cycle to Work' arrangements. The Cycle to Work scheme was

Tax allowances you can claim for business cars

Capital Allowances allow your business to secure tax relief for certain capital expenditure. Qualifying expenditure on cars must usually be allocated

CGT – Gift Hold-Over Relief

Gift Hold-Over Relief is a relief that defers Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when assets are given away (including certain shares) or sold for less than

Getting clients ready for Brexit

HMRC has published a useful list to help businesses be prepared to import goods from the EU to the UK as we count down to the 31 January 2020 Brexit