Posts Categorised: News

2015 Minimum Wage Rates

Rises From October 1st 2015  New minimum wage rates apply from Thursday October 1st 2015. The rates for different ages of workers are, ascending order, as follows; £6.70 – the main rate for workers aged 21 and over £5.30 – the rate for 18-20 year olds £3.87 – the rate for 16-17 year olds above… Read more »

Self-assessment Tax Return Deadlines

Submit Paper Tax Return by Oct 31st! It’s tax return time again and HMRC has been issuing reminders for those of you who wish to submit your 2014-2015 self assessment return in paper format. The return must be filed (not just put in the post) with HMRC by midnight October 31st 2015 or you will… Read more »

Are you a buy to let landlord?

Tax relief clamp-down Back in July we highlighted that the Chancellor’s summer budget had targeted buy-to-let landlords with changes to tax relief. Let’s look at the implications in more detail. What actually happened is that George Osbourne slashed the mortgage interest payment tax relief that landlords in the higher tax brackets receive. By 2020 relief will be… Read more »

Summer Budget 2015

The good, the bad and the ugly In the first Budget by a wholly Conservative government since 1996 the Chancellor made use of this freedom to announce some tough and radical changes.

P11D Deadline

Submit by July 6th 2015 It’s time to submit your P11D forms to HMRC.

Workplace pensions. Even for one employee

It’s The Final Countdown From today, June 1st 2015, employers with less than 30 employees will begin to be incorporated into the government workplace pension scheme in a process called automatic enrolment.

Pensions Auto Enrolment.

Act Now: The Best Propositions Are Going Fast You may have already received notification from the Pensions Regulator confirming your staging date for the commencement of Auto Enrolment Pensions in your business.  If you haven’t received one yet then it really is only a matter of time.