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  • 07 Feb 2020

    Review of off-payroll working rules

    In January, the government launched a four-week review of the changes to IR35 “off-payroll” working rules scheduled to come into force in April, as the result of mounting criticism about...


  • 06 Feb 2020

    Insolvencies hit a six-year high in 2019

    It was announced last week that insolvencies hit a six-year high last year amid uncertainty ahead of Brexit and stagnating economic growth. The number of company administrations in England and...


  • 31 Jan 2020

    Office take up in central London jumps

    Fresh evidence that the London office space market is thriving has been brought to light, with new figures showing that office take up in capital's centre has jumped in the...


  • 27 Jan 2020

    £1.7bn Brexit boost for SMEs

    A new survey has revealed that British businesses are planning a £1.7 billion investment boost over the next two years, as Brexit uncertainty comes to an end. The findings show...


  • 27 Jan 2020

    FSB phishing scam alert

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has been made aware of spam emails being sent to people which appear to be an invoice from FSB. The organisation has confirmed that...


  • 25 Jan 2020

    Passing on the family home

    The Labour Party was proposing to reverse the recent Conservative Party inheritance tax (IHT) cuts if elected. They were referring to the additional nil rate band for passing on the...


  • 24 Jan 2020

    Pension planning

    For most taxpayers, the maximum pension contribution is £40,000 each tax year, although this depends on their earnings. This limit covers both contributions by the individual and their employer. Note...


  • 17 Jan 2020

    Gifts out of surplus income

    Inheritance tax (IHT) only applies to gifts of capital. There is currently a very generous exemption from IHT for regular gifts out of income. In order to qualify for the...


  • 09 Jan 2020

    Confidence among UK SMEs falls to eight-year low

    The latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Small Business Index (SBI) for the fourth quarter of 2019 (Q4) has been released, revealing that business confidence is at its lowest level...