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Active Practice Update: PAYE 2014

3 February 2014

Active Practice Update: PAYE 2014

Almost all employers should now be using real time information (RTI). This generally requires payroll information to be provided to HMRC ‘on or before’ payment to the employee. In most cases, the payroll software does this automatically. RTI integrates with the new universal credit which is being introduced over several years.

Insider February

1 February 2014

Insider February

Welcome to your February newsletter. In this issue, we look at how businesses feel going into 2014. We consider Pensions Minister Steve Webb’s controversial plans for annuity reform. HMRC has revealed its forecast for how much the Employment Allowance will save employers when it comes into effect in April 2014; we examine the details. And in Your Money news, we explore what recent and upcoming changes to energy tariffs mean for you.

Business Update: Mobile Phones for Employees

3 January 2014

Business Update: Mobile Phones for Employees

We look at the intricacies of the rules around mobile phones and loans to employees.

Active Practice Update: Economic Update

2 January 2014

Active Practice Update: Economic Update

The UK economy gained momentum throughout 2013 with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth exceeding earlier forecasts.

HR Update: Winter 2013/14

2 January 2014

HR Update: Winter 2013/14

We look at developments in human resources since our last update on this topic.

Insider January

1 January 2014

Insider January

Welcome to your January newsletter. In this issue, we look at research that revealed the UK's SME population reached a six-year high in 2013. The Government has launched a consultation into the use of zero hours contracts; we examine some of the options put forward. The deadline for real-time PAYE reporting has been relaxed for micro employers; we take a look at the finer detail. And, in Your Money news, we consider the possible effects of the upcoming changes to the lifetime allowance for pension savings.

Business Update : Charity Taxation

3 December 2013

Business Update : Charity Taxation

If you are involved with running a charity, you should be aware of the special accounting and tax provisions that relate to charities.

Business Update: Improving Cashflow

2 December 2013

Business Update: Improving Cashflow

Nobody ever plans a cashflow crisis, yet they occur with alarming frequency - usually due to a failure to plan ahead or to make adequate provision for the unexpected.

Autumn Statement

2 December 2013

Autumn Statement

The following report provides a concise summary of the announcements made in the 2013 Autumn Statement.

Personal Planning Update: Reducing Personal Tax Liability

3 November 2013

Personal Planning Update: Reducing Personal Tax Liability

This guide is intended to help you with your 2013/14 financial and tax planning.

Business Update: Reducing Company Tax Liability

2 November 2013

Business Update: Reducing Company Tax Liability

This guide is intended to help you with your 2013/14 company tax planning

HR Update: Autumn 2013

3 October 2013

HR Update: Autumn 2013

In this HR update, we look at zero hours contracts, some dos and don'ts when hiring new staff, a racial discrimination case, and some latest news in the HR world.

Business Update: Regulation and Rate Changes

2 October 2013

Business Update: Regulation and Rate Changes

Most new regulations affecting businesses come into force on ‘common commencement dates’ in April and October each year.

Insider October

1 October 2013

Insider October

Welcome to your Insider newsletter. This month, we look at guidance from small business and banking bodies on ways to make the bank manager say 'yes' to your business loan application. Financial reporting rules for the UK's 1.5 million micro-businesses were relaxed last month; we look at what this means in practice. In Your Money news, we find that ex-gratia payments of £5,000 to certain Equitable Life policyholders - announced by the Chancellor in this year's Budget - have been brought forward to this tax year. And, finally, we look at cross-Government efforts to tackle 'pension-liberation' fraud.

Insider November

1 October 2013

Insider November

This month, we look at the UK businesses who are forgetting to invoice and find that it could be costing up to £3.7 billion in lost revenue. We ask how your business would fare if it lost a key member of staff due to long term illness or absence. We also look at how businesses are becoming savvier with their employee benefit packages. And in Your Money news, we consider how next year's cut to the lifetime and annual pension allowances might affect your tax position.

Insider December

1 October 2013

Insider December

Welcome to your December newsletter. In this issue, we look at recently-released guidance on how to attract and secure crowd funding. We look at two surveys, one which found that small and medium-sized manufacturers are optimistic about the next three months and another that showed the cost of doing business is far outgrowing inflation. And, in Your Money, we look at data that suggests the traditional inheritance could be a thing of the past.

Your Money Update: Universal Credit

3 September 2013

Your Money Update: Universal Credit

This guide looks at Universal Credit, a new benefit that will replace six existing benefits with a simpler, single monthly payment.

Personal Planning : Safeguarding Your Estate

2 September 2013

Personal Planning : Safeguarding Your Estate

This 2013/14 guide is intended to help you and your estate planning.

Insider September

1 September 2013

Insider September

Welcome to your Insider newsletter. This month, we look at changes to employment tribunal rules that mean workers now have to pay fees to take an employment claim to tribunal. Elsewhere, the rise of home businesses; did you know that over half of small businesses in the UK now operate from home? In other employment news, the use of zero-hour contracts is revealed to be more widespread than originally thought, with a million workers on such contracts. And in Your Money, with the tax man collecting more than £3 billion in inheritance tax last year, are you taking advantage of legitimate ways to reduce your tax liability?

Economic Update: Summer 2013

3 August 2013

Economic Update: Summer 2013

Is the UK finally on the road to economic recovery? We take a look at how our economy has fared over the last six months.

Business Update: Starting in Business

2 August 2013

Business Update: Starting in Business

We take a look at what to do, and what to avoid, when starting-up a new business.

Insider August

1 August 2013

Insider August

Welcome to your August newsletter. This month, we look at the latest list of new regulations due to come into effect for businesses over the next six months. Elsewhere, we consider the benefits of being an employee-owned business. With two potential tax reliefs currently under consultation, we list some of the tax-incentives currently available to boost take-up of the model. It's then on to data protection; with consumers increasingly aware of how their data should be handled, are you keeping up with your responsibilities? And in Your Money, we discuss buy-to-let property investment as research reveals that some investors may have unrealistic expectations of the gains they'll realise.

HR Update Summer 2013

4 July 2013

HR Update Summer 2013

In this update, we focus on employee engagement best practice techniques. We also look at a recent social media bullying and harassment case study.

Value Added Tax

3 July 2013

Value Added Tax

After last year’s controversies regarding VAT on such things as pasties, caravans, self-storage and listed buildings, this has been a fairly quiet year so far regarding VAT changes.

Insider July

2 July 2013

Insider July

Welcome to your July newsletter. This month, we look at why job creation and business growth could be boosted by the Government's new Employment Allowance, which wipes the first £2,000 off an employer's national insurance bill.

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