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Are You Ready Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

The first quarterly returns to be submitted to HMRC under the Making Tax Digital regime will be for the quarter ended 30 June 2019. Now is the time to make sure you are fully signed up and your software is activated ready for the submission which will be due by the 7 August 2019. Our […]

Read more June 21st, 2019

Focus On Managing Your Energy, Rather Than Your Time

You can only spend your time in a productive, effective manner if you have enough energy to do so. Most people respond to the increasing demands in their day to day jobs by putting in longer hours. This takes a toll on us physically, mentally and emotionally. Over time this can lead to increasing levels […]

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Setting Up A New Hire For Success

No one has a bigger impact on a new employee’s success than the manager who hired them. Here are some tips on how to set your new hires up to succeed. Investing time in onboarding brings new employees up to speed faster, which means they’re more quickly and efficiently able to contribute to the business. […]

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Connect Effectively In The Digital Age

It’s time to rethink how we connect with customers, suppliers, colleagues and the business community. The way we work is becoming increasingly digital. Today it’s pretty normal to work remotely at least one day per week and this is just the tip of the iceberg. As the future of work looks set to become more […]

Read more June 21st, 2019

Reporting The Issue Of Shares Or Options To Staff

Gifts and awards of shares in companies, often known as employment related securities (ERS) are commonly used by employers to reward, retain or provide incentives to employees. They can be tax advantaged or non-tax advantaged. You must notify HMRC of all new ERS schemes including one-off awards or gifts of shares by 6 July following […]

Read more June 10th, 2019

Some Cars Only Qualify For 6% Tax Relief Now

The latest Finance Act has reduced the tax writing down allowance for motor cars that emit more than 110 grams of CO2 to just 6% on a reducing balance basis from April 2019. In the case of company cars, the vehicle is included in the “special rate” pool which means that even when the car […]

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Doctors Lobbying For Pension Tax Changes

Hospital doctors and GPs are lobbying the government to amend the pension tax rules as the current system of restricting tax relief on pension contributions means many doctors paying almost all of the extra salary back in tax if they take on additional responsibilities or work additional shifts. This is an issue that doesn’t just […]

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Request That The Pension Charge Is Paid By Your Fund By 31 July

The Pension Annual Allowance tax charge depends on the individual’s marginal rate of tax. Where their income exceeds £150,000 it would be at 45%. Thus if the pension input for 2018/19 Was £40,000 and the limit is tapered to £10,000, the excess of £30,000 would incur a £13,500 tax bill on top of their normal […]

Read more June 10th, 2019

High Income Child Benefit Charge And State Pension

Last month we looked at tax planning to minimise or eliminate the high income child benefit to keep both husband and wife (or civil partners) looking after a child below the £50,000 threshold. Where the income of one of the individuals exceeds £60,000 such that the whole of the child benefit is taxed they may […]

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