Month: February 2020

Chancellor offers reassurance regarding ‘soft landing’ for IR35

27 Feb 2020

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has offered reassurance to contractors that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will ensure a soft landing is in place for the first year following the implementation of the IR35 rules.

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February 2020 Newswire

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No small issue – The importance of accounting in microbusinesses

26 Feb 2020

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for the majority of the business population in the UK, producing trillions of pounds in revenue every year. However, a large amount of their time is spent working on financial admin.

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Points-based immigration system works for small businesses providing “costs are kept down”, says FSB

24 Feb 2020

The Government’s new immigration system “works for small businesses”, but only if costs can be kept to a minimum, an industry body has said.

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HMRC reminds employers to review benefits in kind to stay compliant

21 Feb 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules surrounding benefits in kind agreed before 06 April 2017 are changing.

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Confusion over tax-free childcare scheme affecting its use

20 Feb 2020

The take-up of the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme which was introduced as a replacement to childcare vouchers has been hindered by a lack of understanding around eligibility and the financial benefits of the scheme.

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Government launches new Business Support hub

19 Feb 2020

The Government has today launched a new nationwide business campaign designed to support enterprise owners through the Brexit transitional phase and beyond.

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Hundreds join demonstration against IR35 rule changes

17 Feb 2020

Hundreds of campaigners have reportedly marched outside Parliament in a demonstration against new off-payroll working rules which are due to come into effect from April this year.

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Couples celebrate Valentine’s Day with £250 tax break

14 Feb 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is urging civil partners and spouses to celebrate Valentine’s Day by claiming the Marriage Allowance.

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Government launches consultation on plans for new freeports

13 Feb 2020

The Government has launched a consultation on plans to create up to ten freeports across the UK in a bid to encourage global trade and attract inward investment following Brexit.

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