IT’S CHRIIIISTMASSSSS!

Silly Season is just around the corner, and I’m sure you all have your Christmas parties or events in the diary for the coming weeks.  So now is the perfect time to remind you all about the rules that HMRC impose to slightly dampen your spirits. 1. Parties   No tax...

Help to Buy ISAs – Deadline

Are you a first-time buyer?  Do you have children over 16?  Then this is your last chance to save for a mortgage deposit using the Help to Buy ISA. The deadline to open a Help to Buy ISA is Saturday 30th November. You can open it with just £1 and the state will add...

Company Insolvency

A recent release of statistics from the Government’s Insolvency Service shows that in the second quarter of 2019 there has been an 11.9% increase of companies becoming insolvent compared to the previous year. We are all familiar with large businesses becoming...

IR35 “Domino Effect”

With the IR35 changes due to come into force from April 2020, large businesses are already either refusing to hire personal service companies or are imposing a “blanket” IR35 approach, whereby all PSCs will be treated as falling under the new rules.Lloyds, Barclays,...

HMRC – Brexit Customs Training and IT Grants Scheme

Whatever your opinion on Brexit, unfortunately it appears to be happening, by hook or by crook! As businesses, we should all make plans for 31st October, otherwise chaos will reign throughout the land. In an effort to assist businesses with the technical aspects of...

Warning about scams issued by HMRC

There have been reports of another surge of emails, phonecalls and text messages from scammers masquerading as HMRC. They may contain an email address or a phone number which looks very similar to the HMRC ones – but don’t be fooled.  HOWEVER – there...