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UK Budget – What it means for small businesses

Marginally beneficial to small companies and lower paid individuals The Spring Statement (effectively a mini budget) reduces the tax burden slightly on lower paid and smaller companies. The most relevant announcements to our clients are an increase in the tax-free allowance for National Insurance (beneficial to businesses and employees) and an increase in the Employment […]

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Tax planning for companies

The tax on companies is going up There are some big tax changes scheduled to be introduced over the next couple of years, which means that company tax bills are going up. You can mitigate some of the tax increases by thinking ahead and acting appropriately. This note provides you with some pointers and themes […]

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Electric vehicles – what are the business benefits?

Electric vehicles tax benefits Replacing your company vehicle with an electric vehicle offers several tax benefits that can reduce your costs and help protect the environment. The UK government has set a target to ban the manufacture of petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles by the year 2030. From 2024, the Government is expected to require […]

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The New Green Plastic Packaging Tax

Plastic Packaging Tax From April 2022, the UK government is set to introduce a new tax on plastic packaging. If you manufacture or import plastic packaging into the UK, it needs to contain at least 30% recycled plastic. Otherwise, you’ll be subject to a tax of £200 per tonne. This tax will apply if you […]

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Save National Insurance by paying your staff’s pensions by Salary Sacrifice

National Insurance is increasing from April 2022 From April this year, most people and businesses will pay 2.5% higher National Insurance contributions. This table illustrates how contributions stand at present and how they will look after 1st April 2022, at the start of the new tax year. Employee’s NI Employer’s NI Currently 12.00% 13.80% From […]

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How Much is Inheritance Tax in the UK?

What’s the inheritance tax rate? The simple answer to the question is 40%. But – it would be a huge and potentially expensive mistake to believe that this is where the Inheritance Tax story ends. Far from it. In fact, Inheritance Tax is one of the most complex aspects of UK tax legislation. Get it […]

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Tax Planning Ideas for 2022

Tax Planning The end of the current tax year is approaching fast. But just because several weeks will pass before we embark on the new 2022-23 tax year doesn’t mean we can afford to be complacent. Leaving tax planning until April 1st could cost you money. Planning, by definition, means devising a strategy in advance. […]

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Are UK Tax Cuts by 2024 Really a Possibility?

Are Potential UK Tax Cuts by 2024 likely? Surprisingly, news has emerged in recent weeks about discussions the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has held with Treasury advisers to reduce taxes. We say ‘surprisingly’ because the discussions come just a few months after the Chancellor has committed to increase National Insurance and the tax on dividends. […]

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