P11D and P11D(b) deadline reminder

Employers have until 6 July 2018 to report employee benefits and expenses for the 2017/18 tax year. Any taxable benefits must be reported before the deadline using P11D and P11D(b) forms, which enable HMRC to calculate the class 1A national insurance contributions...

Micro-firms ‘uncertain’ about auto-enrolment

Smaller employers may require more support in operating workplace pension schemes through auto-enrolment, statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions show. Both small employers (defined as those with 5 to 29 workers) and micro-employers (with 1 to 4 workers)...

The inheritance dilemma: to bequeath or spend?

After years of hard work and careful saving, you might be looking forward to spending the wealth you've built up on a comfortable, relaxing retirement. On the other hand, you may also want to keep some of the money you've saved and eventually hand it down to your...

How to make company cars work for your business

Despite year-on-year tax rises, company cars remain a popular benefit for employers to offer. While the tax cost of expensive high-emission cars can be eye-watering, by choosing carefully it's possible to offer a company car for a relatively low tax cost. Company car...

BCC downgrades economic growth forecast

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has slightly downgraded its expectations for GDP growth in 2018 from to 1.3%, down 0.1% from its previous forecast 1.4%. The business group also lowered its GDP growth forecast for 2019 from 1.5% to 1.4%, attributing the...
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