Business tax

National living wage not leading to job cuts

How has your business responded to the national living wage? Employers have responded by raising prices rather than cutting jobs, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.

Dividend cover at lowest level since 2009

Has your company cut dividends due to profit margins? Company dividend cover has fallen to its lowest level since 2009.

Second payment on account deadline reminder

The deadline for the second payment on account is due on 31 July 2016. Ensure that you send your payment on time to avoid any charged interest or penalties.

Companies spend more on pension contributions for older workers

Running a business? Companies are spending £42 billion more a year on defined benefit pension scheme contributions for the oldest third of pension scheme members.

Employer uncertainty over apprenticeship levy

Is your business prepared for apprenticeship levy? 1 in 4 employers are planning to use the levy to invest in training and development.

Business rates system issues highlighted by committee

Issues with the new business rates system have been highlighted ahead of its implementation in 2020.

Capital gains tax exclusion top concern for landlords

According to 63% of landlords, the decision to maintain existing capital gains tax rates on residential property will be their biggest challenge over the next 12 months.

P11D form deadline reminder

Providing employee benefits or covering expenses? Employers must submit P11D forms to HMRC for the 2015/16 tax year by 6 July 2016.

Trade credit insurance pay outs increase

Is your business taking trade credit insurance? Around £150 million was paid in insurance claims in 2015, an increase of 41% compared to the previous year.

Payroll fraud costs £12 billion per year

SMEs are collectively losing a total of £144 billion a year through fraud, with £12 billion being lost through payroll.

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