Who runs your business? You or your Chimp?

I have been reading a fascinating book over the last couple of weeks which is called “The Chimp Paradox”.  I had some time on my hands due to undergoing an operation on my neck two weeks ago, which is a whole other story.  Anyway, this fascinating book has been used by a great many successful […]

By |February 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When can HMRC refuse a deduction?

You’re having your offices repainted and the decorator has asked to be paid in cash. You would prefer not to, but as he comes highly recommended and is cheap you’ve agreed to go along with it. Will this cause trouble with the Taxman?

Self-assessment and record keeping

When self-assessment was introduced in 1996 it came with new […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The new national living wage

Without exception, every business will have to pay employees aged 25 and over the national living wage (NLW). When does this payment rate come into force and how will it operate?

All confirmed

Although the national living wage (NLW) has been on the cards for some time, the government only published the proposed National Minimum Wage (Amendment) […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Buy-to-let property: the new right to rent checks

From 1 February 2016 all private landlords in England will have to conduct right to rent checks on their prospective tenants. So if you’ve invested in the buy-to-let market this will affect you. But how are such checks carried out?

Investment choice

Instead of leaving money in a bank earning a paltry rate of interest, many business […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What can EIS do for you?

Earlier in 2015 changes to the rules for companies raising capital through the enterprise investment scheme (EIS) were announced. What effect, if any, do they have on the availability of tax breaks for investors?

EIS risk and reward

Because of the generous tax breaks it offers, EIS and its predecessor schemes have been one of the government’s […]

By |January 11th, 2016|Personal Tax, Uncategorized|0 Comments