Business tax

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.

HMRC call times triple

Average HMRC call waiting times have tripled over the last 18 months, resulting in a loss to taxpayers of £97 million last year.

Capital gains tax changes could encourage business investment

Looking to make an investment? Changes to capital gains tax and entrepreneurs' relief may boost investment for start-ups and fast-growing businesses.

Apprenticeship levy could lead to businesses abandoning training

Is your business prepared for the apprenticeship levy? The Confederation of British Industry has called for a 'radical rethink' ahead of its April 2017 introduction.

Daily penalties date for late tax returns approaching

Those who have yet to file their online tax return with HMRC for the 2014/15 tax year could face daily penalty charges.

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