Personal accounting


How can you cope with the cost-of-living crisis?

Mar 29, 2022

Many are feeling the impact of the increasing cost of living on their finances, with the inflation rate soaring to a 30 year high of 6.2 per cent in February. As prices rise across the UK, from the strain of increased ...


Nearly 100,000 taxpayers spread cost of tax bill into manageable monthly instalments, HMRC reveals

Feb 17, 2022

Nearly 100,000 taxpayers used HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) Time to Pay self-serve facility to spread the cost of their 2020/21 tax bill, it has been revealed. The figures, published by the tax authority, come after the 31 January Self Assessment ...


Scams: the heavy financial and health burden

Oct 20, 2021

According to recent research, the total amount of money it costs a fraudster’s victim to get help with their wellbeing after being scammed is £9.3 billion a year.  This unwanted financial burden is equivalent to £2,509 per annum for each victim. ...

Pension (1)

Workplace pension re-enrolment – how does it work?

May 14, 2021

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. Once every three years, workers who have opted out of ...


Increasing number of taxpayers targeted with threatening tax scams, HMRC warns

Mar 18, 2021

Taxpayers should remain vigilant to tax scams “threatening arrest” following a surge in reports, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned. The warning comes after a significant number of “concerned individuals” contacted the offices of HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) ...

Self Employed

Self-Assessment: HMRC announces new ‘enhanced payment plans’ for self-employed

Oct 06, 2020

From 1 October 2020, individuals who complete Self-Assessment tax returns will now be able to divide their tax bill into monthly instalments, without speaking to an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) adviser first. On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor announced that ...

Self assessment tax return

Time to Pay threshold increased to £30,000

Oct 02, 2020

From this week, Self Assessment customers affected by Covid-19 can apply online to spread the cost of their tax bill into affordable monthly payments. The amount of tax liabilities which can be spread out has also been increased from £10,000 to ...


Government urged to ensure young people gain access to the Child Trust Fund

Sep 02, 2020

The Government is being urged to ensure that young people gain access to the Child Trust Fund, which was set up by the Government in 2005 to provide young adults with a nest-egg. Those born between 1 September 2002 and 2 ...

Self Employed

Self-assessment taxpayers can “automatically defer payments on account”, HMRC confirms

Jul 20, 2020

Self-employed taxpayers due to make a payment on account can automatically defer the payment until 31 January 2021, it has been confirmed. The second Self Assessment payment on account for the tax year 2019/20 is usually due at the end of ...


Check your eligibility and make a Self Employment Income Support Scheme claim

May 14, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs is currently contacting eligible individuals regarding the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) so that they can begin the application process. You may be eligible for the scheme if: Your trading profits are no more than £50,000, ...


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