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  • 28
  • Jul
Government announces new tax system reform for small businesses

On 20th July, the Government announced reforms to tax reporting designed to make the returns process easier for small businesses and the self-employed.     What are the current rules? Under the…

  • 20
  • Jul
Big rise in ‘hybrid’ working shown in new poll of business managers

A new survey of managers undertaken amid the continuing relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in England has revealed concerns among many respondents that measures designed to limit the spread of the vi…

  • 7
  • Jul
Business rates holiday slashed from 1st July for thousands of firms in England

Another element of the UK Government’s support for companies adversely hit by the pandemic is now being eased, with the start of July bringing a reduction in the relief provided by the business rate…

  • 21
  • Jun
Could the shift towards home working bring about a UK ‘tax crisis’?

  Many observations – both positive and negative – have been made about the greatly heightened tendency towards remote working in the UK since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one fac…

  • 11
  • Jun
How has your UK SME been faring since the Brexit transition?

For a long time, it was seemingly the subject of discussion that we most loved to hate – at least until the COVID-19 pandemic came along. But the fact remains that no small or medium-sized firm …

  • 21
  • May
Chancellor urged to regulate umbrella companies to halt unethical behaviour

Two leading industry figures have put forward a policy proposal for Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, reasoning that tough new rules must be imposed on dishonest umbrella company bosses to prev…

  • 11
  • May
2020 declared ‘Year of the Start-up’ due to record levels of UK business creation

Last year may have been one of the toughest years UK business has seen in living memory, but it also saw the setting of an all-time record that should serve as an encouraging sign for the future of Br…

  • 23
  • Apr
Business growth in the UK at its highest for six months

In another indicator that the UK’s business recovery is picking up pace, it has been reported that output across numerous sectors reached a six-month high in March.  According to Bank of Scotland…

  • 16
  • Apr
Plymouth Businesses can now apply for Restart Grants

Plymouth Businesses can now apply for their Restart Grants through the Plymouth City Council website. The scheme is designed to help rate-paying non-essential businesses to reopen safely as restrictio…

  • 14
  • Apr
Parliamentary group urges amendment to ‘flawed’ IR35 rules

This month has seen long-anticipated new off-payroll working rules take effect, after a year of coronavirus-related delays. The reform, which kicked in from 6th April, is aimed at helping HM Revenue &…

  • 23
  • Mar
Were you aware of the changes to holiday entitlement and pay?

HMRC has made changes to holiday entitlement for casual staff on zero-hour contracts and holiday pay for zero-hour staff and staff that receive regular overtime/commission/bonus payments. UK Law state…

  • 23
  • Mar
Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The government have extended the CJRS scheme to 30th September 2021. Under CJRS rules for the period November 2020 to April 2021 employees that have been employed by the company on or before the 30th …

  • 23
  • Mar
Sunak ‘awaiting US stance before deciding on online sales tax’

According to the Financial Times, UK government officials have revealed that Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will not make a decision on a prospective online sales tax until the autumn.  The …

  • 17
  • Mar
Half of the UK’s freelancers say they’ll cease contracting once IR35 reform takes effect

In another development that will be of little surprise to workers taking advantage of our own accountancy for contractors in Plymouth and Wellington, a new survey has revealed that half (50%) of contr…

  • 8
  • Mar
Spring Budget 2021: what’s the latest on R&D tax relief?

In last week’s Budget, the government confirmed its commitment to ensuring the UK remains a competitive place for cutting-edge research. Although the Chancellor didn’t uncover any extensive or imm…

  • 5
  • Mar
Hospitality and retail firms to get £5bn for new Restart Grants

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £5bn Restart Grant scheme to help any small business badly impacted by Covid-19 – and support them as they get ready to reopen. The multi-billion pound pa…

  • 5
  • Mar
Budget 2021: Updates

This week, the Chancellor delivered the government’s Budget for 2021. Mr Sunak announced extensions to a number of the current COVID-19 schemes, as well as additional support for individuals and bus…

  • 5
  • Mar
Plymouth confirmed as one of first tax-break freeport sites

The creation of eight freeport zones across the UK has been announced in this week’s budget. While many of the freeports are situated in the North of England, Plymouth’s bid to become one of t…

Latest News

  • 28
  • Jul
Government announces new tax system reform for small businesses

On 20th July, the Government announced reforms to tax reporting designed to make the returns process easier for small businesses and the self-employed.     What are the current rules? Under the…

  • 20
  • Jul
Big rise in ‘hybrid’ working shown in new poll of business managers

A new survey of managers undertaken amid the continuing relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in England has revealed concerns among many respondents that measures designed to limit the spread of the vi…

  • 7
  • Jul
Business rates holiday slashed from 1st July for thousands of firms in England

Another element of the UK Government’s support for companies adversely hit by the pandemic is now being eased, with the start of July bringing a reduction in the relief provided by the business rate…

  • 21
  • Jun
Could the shift towards home working bring about a UK ‘tax crisis’?

  Many observations – both positive and negative – have been made about the greatly heightened tendency towards remote working in the UK since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one fac…

  • 11
  • Jun
How has your UK SME been faring since the Brexit transition?

For a long time, it was seemingly the subject of discussion that we most loved to hate – at least until the COVID-19 pandemic came along. But the fact remains that no small or medium-sized firm …

  • 21
  • May
Chancellor urged to regulate umbrella companies to halt unethical behaviour

Two leading industry figures have put forward a policy proposal for Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, reasoning that tough new rules must be imposed on dishonest umbrella company bosses to prev…

  • 11
  • May
2020 declared ‘Year of the Start-up’ due to record levels of UK business creation

Last year may have been one of the toughest years UK business has seen in living memory, but it also saw the setting of an all-time record that should serve as an encouraging sign for the future of Br…

  • 23
  • Apr
Business growth in the UK at its highest for six months

In another indicator that the UK’s business recovery is picking up pace, it has been reported that output across numerous sectors reached a six-month high in March.  According to Bank of Scotland…

  • 16
  • Apr
Plymouth Businesses can now apply for Restart Grants

Plymouth Businesses can now apply for their Restart Grants through the Plymouth City Council website. The scheme is designed to help rate-paying non-essential businesses to reopen safely as restrictio…

  • 14
  • Apr
Parliamentary group urges amendment to ‘flawed’ IR35 rules

This month has seen long-anticipated new off-payroll working rules take effect, after a year of coronavirus-related delays. The reform, which kicked in from 6th April, is aimed at helping HM Revenue &…

  • 23
  • Mar
Were you aware of the changes to holiday entitlement and pay?

HMRC has made changes to holiday entitlement for casual staff on zero-hour contracts and holiday pay for zero-hour staff and staff that receive regular overtime/commission/bonus payments. UK Law state…

  • 23
  • Mar
Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

The government have extended the CJRS scheme to 30th September 2021. Under CJRS rules for the period November 2020 to April 2021 employees that have been employed by the company on or before the 30th …

  • 23
  • Mar
Sunak ‘awaiting US stance before deciding on online sales tax’

According to the Financial Times, UK government officials have revealed that Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will not make a decision on a prospective online sales tax until the autumn.  The …

  • 17
  • Mar
Half of the UK’s freelancers say they’ll cease contracting once IR35 reform takes effect

In another development that will be of little surprise to workers taking advantage of our own accountancy for contractors in Plymouth and Wellington, a new survey has revealed that half (50%) of contr…

  • 8
  • Mar
Spring Budget 2021: what’s the latest on R&D tax relief?

In last week’s Budget, the government confirmed its commitment to ensuring the UK remains a competitive place for cutting-edge research. Although the Chancellor didn’t uncover any extensive or imm…

  • 5
  • Mar
Hospitality and retail firms to get £5bn for new Restart Grants

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £5bn Restart Grant scheme to help any small business badly impacted by Covid-19 – and support them as they get ready to reopen. The multi-billion pound pa…

  • 5
  • Mar
Budget 2021: Updates

This week, the Chancellor delivered the government’s Budget for 2021. Mr Sunak announced extensions to a number of the current COVID-19 schemes, as well as additional support for individuals and bus…

  • 5
  • Mar
Plymouth confirmed as one of first tax-break freeport sites

The creation of eight freeport zones across the UK has been announced in this week’s budget. While many of the freeports are situated in the North of England, Plymouth’s bid to become one of t…