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Interest Rates Increases and the Effect on Finance

Along with almost everything at the moment, interest rates are increasing. One burning question is how will interest rate rises impact finance, both personally and in business? Below we explore some ways in which a higher interest rate may impact you. What Are The Interest Rates Increases? First, it’s important to look at why interest […]

How to Claim The Work From Home Tax Relief

You may be able to claim tax relief for additional household costs if you had to work from home due to COVID-19 over the last two years. With the cost of living increasing, you can claim back now what you’re owed, which may help you to cover the increasing costs of electricity and water. Claiming […]

National Insurance Band Rise – July 2022

On 6th July 2022, National Insurance thresholds  increased – meaning for any salary payments made on or after this date, employees will pay less National Insurance on their earnings. What is the National Insurance Band Rise? In the Spring Statement released in March 2022, the UK Government announced an increase in NI thresholds affecting the […]

Super-Deduction Capital Allowances

From 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2023, there is a new 130% first-year capital allowance for plant and machinery assets, and a 50% first-year allowance for special rate (SR) assets. Businesses investing in qualifying assets are able to claim: a 130% super-deduction capital allowance on qualifying plant and machinery investments a 50% first-year allowance […]

Capital Gains Tax & The Housing Market

With the housing market increasing more than ever, Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is rising with it. UK property prices have hit an all time high over the last year, with a record average of £283,753 in March 2002 according to Halifax. Rising house prices mean significant capital gains for buy-to-let individuals who sell their properties. […]

Making Tax Digital VAT Penalties

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT now applies to all VAT registered businesses, including those that are voluntarily registered for VAT and under the threshold, and with this, comes penalty regimes bought in by HMRC. There are two new penalty rules for individuals and businesses that make late submissions and payments. Both of these new […]

Tax Changes and Budget Update – 2022/23

The UK has various different tax rates, thresholds and allowances affecting individuals and businesses. As the new financial year rolls around, there are some key tax changes that you should be aware of. What’s more, the Government has recently announced their Budget Update, which may affect your business. Tax Table 2022/23 We’ve created an easy-to-read […]

Business Rates Discounts 2022/23 in Wales

Last year, the Welsh Government announced that they will be providing a package of non-domestic rates relief for businesses that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, for the duration of 2022-23. Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales will receive 50% non-domestic rates relief between 1st April 2022 and 31st March 2023. What’s more, […]

Use of ISA Allowances Before end of Tax Year

Each year you are allowed to save or invest up to £20,000 in an Individual Savings Account (ISA). The tax year runs  from the 6th April  to the 5th April the following year . If you don’t use the full allowance, after this date it will be lost. ISAs are a tax efficient way to […]