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Have You Updated Your Strategic Plan From 2021?

Do you have a strategic plan? If not we encourage all clients to consider taking time to prepare a 2022 Strategic plan. “A sailor without a destination will never get a favourable wind” It is easier to get to your destination with a plan. We all know this simple truth. If you are driving from […]

Read more January 24th, 2022

Key Business Trends For 2022

The world is changing fast and businesses are having to adapt accordingly. Businesses across the world have been grappling with rapid transformation because of changes to working practices, shifts in buyer behaviour and ongoing economic uncertainty. The way we work is evolving In the last 18 months, the shift to agile or flexible working has […]

Read more January 24th, 2022

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The Government has reintroduced the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS). This is a temporary scheme to support employers facing heightened levels of sickness absence due to COVID-19. The SSPRS will refund small and medium-sized employers’ COVID-related SSP costs for up to two weeks per employee. To qualify for the scheme employers must have less […]

Read more January 21st, 2022

Full EU Customs Controls Have Begun

HMRC have written to traders with a reminder of the changes to customs controls coming into force from 1 January 2022 and how they might affect the way goods are imported and exported between Great Britain and the EU. You can read this letter, along with more information about these changes by going to GOV.UK Temporary […]

Read more January 18th, 2022

Want To Get Your Tax Bill Down?

If your tax payment due on 31 January is more than you expected there is still time to reduce the liability if you are prepared to take a risk. An HMRC tax planning opportunity is to invest in a company that qualifies under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or under Seed EIS. These investments enable […]

Read more January 12th, 2022

New Year Tax Planning Ideas

At this time of year, we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April. An obvious tax planning point would be to maximise your ISA allowances for the 2021/22 tax year (still £20,000 each). You might […]

Read more January 10th, 2022

130% Super-Deduction For Investing In New Plant Continues

Many businesses may have been too short of cash to take advantage of the new super-deduction for investing in new plant in 2021 but may be more confident about investing in 2022. This tax break, which started on 1 April 2021 continues until 31 March 2023, allows companies to deduct 130% of the cost of […]

Read more January 7th, 2022

New Freeport Opportunities

In his Spring 2021 Budget, the Chancellor announced that there would be 8 “Freeports” in England with generous tax breaks to encourage businesses to set up and invest in those areas. The devolved governments will also be announcing locations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in due course. The proposed locations of the freeports can […]

Read more January 7th, 2022