Increase in National Insurance thresholds

In the Spring Statement 2022, the UK Government announced an increase in National Insurance thresholds affecting the 2022 to 2023 tax year. We want to take the opportunity to remind our clients that the threshold changes will take effect from 6th July 2022, meaning employees will pay National Insurance contributions on … Continued

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Tax Update – June 2022

In this month’s ‘Tax Update’ there’s information about Employee Benefits, the Employment Allowance, buying an Electric Car, Salary Sacrifices, Capital Gains Tax and Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars. Report Employee Benefits on Form P11D by 6th July P11D forms for reporting expenses and benefits in kind provided to employees … Continued

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Government Support Update – November 2021

I hope you are well and that your business is recovering from the effects of the pandemic. It still seems that the have a way to go to bring COVID-19 fully under control and that we may be moving towards more restrictions in the near future.With this in mind, I … Continued

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Reports of Furlough Fraud on the Rise

Reports to HMRC of possible furlough fraud have doubled in recent months. The Furlough scheme has protected 11.4 million jobs, costing £57 billion of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s total bailout plan of £352 billion. Reports of potential fraud on this and other COVID support schemes such as the ‘bounce’ back’ loan … Continued

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What can an Employee working from home claim for?

Claiming for Working from Home

With more of us working from home, there’s some good news for employees from HMRC. Tax relief can now be claimed to cover some of the costs of working from home. An employer can pay an employee £312 every tax year (equivalent to £538 gross for a higher rate taxpayer). … Continued

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Disguised remuneration schemes

Loans schemes also known as disguised remuneration tax avoidance schemes have been used by some employers and individuals in order to try and avoid paying Income Tax and National Insurance

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