How can your business boost its revenue?

Mar 22, 2022

Raising revenue is often one of the key objectives for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), however it can be a difficult process to navigate. The last two years have had a damaging impact on UK businesses, with closures due to coronavirus ...


Huge majority back move to keep hospitality VAT at 12.5 per cent

Mar 17, 2022

The British public is overwhelmingly in support of the temporary 12.5 per cent rate of VAT for hospitality being retained. According to a new poll, nearly 80 per cent are in favour, but the Government seems determined that the rate will ...


Payroll: how to get it right

Mar 15, 2022

One of the key things that small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) need to get right is payroll. Not only is it a legal requirement to maintain the relevant documents and pay the correct amount of tax, getting prepared can help ...

Tax scam blog 11.3.22

Watch out for tax scams, warns HMRC

Mar 11, 2022

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers to stay alert to tax scams after a surge in fraudulent activity. The report comes after the February Self Assessment deadline, when self-employed business owners expect to be contacted by the tax authority. According ...


End of tax-free shopping: what is the impact on tourism?

Mar 07, 2022

Following Brexit, the UK removed tax-free shopping for tourists which is now having an impact on Britain’s prospects as an international shopping destination, new research reveals. Formerly, when the UK was part of the EU, tourists from outside the EU were ...


Almost one million taxpayers handed late submission penalty after missing Self Assessment deadline

Mar 04, 2022

Nearly one million taxpayers have been fined after failing to submit their tax return on or before the 28 February Self Assessment deadline, it has been revealed. The report comes after the automatic £100 late submission penalty was waived for one ...


Are you ready for the changes to the National Minimum and Living Wage?

Mar 03, 2022

From 1 April, employers must be ready for increases to the National Minimum and Living Wage rates. Under the upcoming changes, the National Living Wage will increase to £9.50 an hour – an increase of 59p per hour from the current ...


How would an Online Sales Tax affect your business?

Mar 01, 2022

The UK Government is set to assess whether to introduce an Online Sales Tax (OST) as a solution to the tax imbalance in the retail sector. Why is there a tax imbalance? Throughout the pandemic, the retail sector was heavily impacted by ...


Here’s how you can claim the 2022 council tax rebate

Feb 24, 2022

Households must set up a direct debt with their local council before they can receive the 2022 council tax rebate, it has been confirmed. The notice comes after the Government announced that millions of families in England will be eligible to ...


What is ‘greenwashing’ and how can you spot it?

Feb 21, 2022

With climate change on most people’s agenda, and an increasing pressure on individuals to operate in an environmentally friendly way, companies may use this to their advantage to secure investment. ‘Greenwashing’ is when companies market themselves as being environmentally friendly, but ...


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