Timing in business is everything

In a previous blog post we outlined the importance of reviewing your income before the end of the current tax year. The message was a simple one, any meaningful planning has to be implemented – for 2023-24 – before 6 April 2024, the end of the tax year. A similar deadline applies to business planning, […]

Support for thousands of pubs

More than 38,000 pubs will benefit from the six-month freeze on alcohol duty from 1 February 2024. According to HM Treasury: The great British pub receives further boost from I February as a six-month alcohol duty freeze to 1 August 2024 takes effect. This tax saving will help support around 38,175 pubs to face rising […]

Keep an eye on your income for 2023-24

As you are probably aware the 2023-24 tax year ends on 5 April 2024. After this date, most of the opportunities to arrange your tax affairs in the most advantageous way end and action to reduce your tax payments must be taken before this date. Accordingly, we have less than two months to get organised. […]

Powers of Attorney Act receives Royal Assent

Reforms to simplify and streamline lasting powers of attorney are given Royal Assent. These legal agreements enable a person to grant decision making powers about their care, treatment or financial affairs to another person if they lose mental capacity. The Powers of Attorney Act fires the starting gun on bringing the existing paper-based process online […]

Do you need to register for self-assessment?

There are a number of reasons why you might need to complete a self-assessment return. This includes if you are self-employed, a company director, have an annual income over £150,000 and / or have income from savings, investment or property. The £100,000 threshold for self-assessment threshold change for taxpayers taxed through PAYE only, increased from […]

National Insurance and tax after State Pension Age

If you have reached the State Pension age and continue to work, in most cases, you no longer need to pay National Insurance Contributions (NICs). At State Pension age, the requirement to pay Class 1 and Class 2 NICs ceases. However, you will remain liable to pay any NICs due to be paid to you […]

Spring Budget 2024

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that the next UK Budget will take place on Wednesday, 6 March 2024. This will be the Chancellor’s second Budget and will include the government’s tax and spending plans as well as new growth and borrowing forecasts. Various pundits are suggesting that selecting a Budget date […]