Insider Newsletters

Insider August 2018

Contractors criticise ‘flawed’ IR35 test
Landlords welcome tax incentives for long-term tenancies
‘Tax over-40s to pay for elderly care costs’ say MPs
BCC calls for further delay to digital accounts rollout

Insider July 2018

Raise the VAT threshold to stimulate SME growth
SMEs miss out on business savings interest
Calls increase for reform of ‘flawed’ apprenticeship levy
Working pensioners pay £8.6bn in income tax

Insider June 2018

Tenant fees ban set to cost landlords £82.9m
Businesses call for more government support
HMRC defers launch of digital accounts for individuals
Deadline for reporting benefits in kind nears

Insider May 2018

Small firms hit by higher pension costs
Late payments affect almost half of small businesses
Selected businesses begin Making Tax Digital testing
Lack of funding hold back 1 in 4 SMEs

Insider April 2018

Thinktank wants major reform of ‘inefficient’ tax system
More workers aim to become self-employed
Small firms not ready for data protection shake-up
Small businesses ‘hugely’ embrace apprenticeships

Insider March 2018

One million firms comply with auto-enrolment
Food and drink firms bring in record £22bn in exports
Taxpayers reclaim £493m from HMRC
One in 15 face fines after missing tax return deadline

Insider February 2018

Government move to scrap controversial ‘staircase tax’
Most small firms are not ready for digital accounts
Fraudsters target over-65s in gift card scam
Firms banned from charging credit card fees

Insider January 2018

Disincorporation relied to end in March 2018
Small businesses face skills gaps
HMRC stops use of personal credit cards to pay tax bills
Number of businesses soars to 5.7m

Insider December 2017

Chancellor freezes VAT threshold until 2020
Treasury delays abolishment of class 2 national insurance
Claims for R&D tax credits hit record high
Autumn Budget 2017 round-up

Insider November 2017

Under 25s push for national living wage equality
Late payments continue to hit SMEs
Cautious businesses delaying investment
Apprenticeship levy leaves firms baffled

Insider October 2017

Paper tax return deadline reminder
Buy-to-let regulations fuel rent rises
Sole traders exposed to cash crises
Finance Bill 2017-19 round up

Insider September 2017

High value dealers need to register for cash payments
Rising national living wage hits SME profits
Recruiters working harder to fill vacancies
Businesses urged to prepare for Data Protection Bill

Insider August 2017

Sick pay valued over other benefits
Lack of funds holding back start-ups
Important changes to PSC reporting
Businesses approve Prompt Payment Code

Insider July 2017

HMRC urged to extend executors’ inheritance tax deadline
Rejected contracts hit SMEs in the pocket
Businesses prepare for data protection changes
Second payment on account deadline reminder

Insider June 2017

Expenses and benefits deadline looms
Employers back employment law rights
Firms plan to offset rising costs
Staff fear working beyond 65

Insider May 2017

Gender pay gap reporting becomes law
Digital skills shortage hampers business growth
IR35 changes for public sector contractors
ISA rules misunderstood

Insider April 2017

Lack of funds prevents business opportunities
National minimum and living wages rise from 1 April
Important dates and changes for April 2017
Business rates revaluation takes effect

Insider March 2017

Firms prepare for Making Tax Digital
Pensioners staying in work drives up retirement income
Late payment regulations support SMEs
Apprenticeship levy approaches

Insider February 2017

SME borrowing set to rise in 2017
Retired household income up 13% since 2008
Small firms pay above minimum pension contribution
Financial concerns affect worker performance

Insider January 2017

Self-assessment reminder
Tax and finance changes for 2017
VAT flat rate scheme changes

Insider December 2016

Small businesses offered alternative route to finance
Business rate changes from April 2017
£17 billion in workplace pensions by 2020
Autumn Statement 2016 round-up

Insider November 2016

Pension reforms could cost £5 billion
Businesses lack export ambition
Higher earing parents use flexible working
Autumn Statement 2016 expectations

Insider October 2016

Businesses pay £44 billion in corporation tax
EU workers uncertain over residency status
Paper tax return deadline approaches
Tax-free childcare to launch in 2017

Insider September 2016

Apprenticeship funding proposals announced
Property wealth exceeds savings and pensions
New national minimum wage rates from 1 October 2016
Inheritance tax receipts up by a fifth

Insider August 2016

New system to challenge business rates outlined
Self-employed growth driven by part-timers
500,000 Help to Buy ISAs opened
Small firms: 10% of day spent chasing payments

Insider July 2016

Businesses will require software for digital tax accounts
Second payment on account reminder
Steady income as highly valued as salary
Workers not planning for retirement

 Insider June 2016

Keeping people with significant control registers
Buy-to-let activity eases
Digital divide growing between businesses
How to trace lost pension pots

Insider May 2016

Charities unaware of reporting obligations
Employer national insurance contributions for apprentices abolished
Changes to capital gains tax for 2016/17
Lifetime ISA: Is it right for you?

 Insider Apr 2016

Lack of management skills limit business growth
150,000 secure home ownerships from Help to Buy
National living wage: employer responsibilities
Business announcements from Budget 2016

 Insider Mar 2016

Pension freedom barriers to be removed
Government productivity plan lacks focus
Self-employed workforce continues to grow
“Real test” for auto-enrolment ahead

 Insider Feb 2016

Digital tax accounts to replace annual return
Early pension exit fees capped
Lack of flexible working hampers employers

Insider Jan 2016

Preparing for the national living wage
Help to Buy ISA popular in first month
New state pension: a guide
Finance Bill 2015 passes through parliament

Insider Dec 2015

Higher stamp duty rates for buy-to-let property
Women unsure about pension savings
National Audit Office highlights auto enrolment dangers
Consumer confidence rises despite uncertainty over economy

Insider Nov 2015

Private sector businesses hit record number
Workplace productivity remains a puzzle
Stress-related absences increases
UK R&D spending lowest in the G8

Insider Oct 2015

National minimum wage increases
Spreadsheet errors marked as major business risk
European Court ruling on travelling to work draws criticism
Pension ‘top up’ introduced

Insider Sept 2015

Digital account timeline overview
Consumer ombudsman to change complaints process
Pension scams put savings at risk

Insider August 2015

Government publishes productivity strategy
Entrepreneurs’ relief changes affect family businesses
Small firms gear up for auto-enrolment

Insider July 2015

New holiday pay rules come into effect
Copyright theft puts business development at risk
Flexible working not advertised during recruitment
Households overlook life insurance

Insider June 2015

Deregulation tops small firms’ priority list
Business planning overlooked by SMEs
Small businesses unprepared against digital attacks
Financial assets drive rise in household wealth

Insider May 2015

Businesses delay capital investment
Auto-enrolment exemptions introduced
Small Business Act becomes law
Savers diversify to fund retirement

Insider April 2015

SMEs in profit at 2007 levels
Boosting small business productivity
Making use of equity finance
Pension reforms explained

Insider March 2015

Compliance costs SMEs
Number of small firms hits record high
Businesses lack mental health policies
Year end tips

Insider Feb 2015

Inflation falls to 14-year low
Apprenticeship funding under review
Auto-enrolment contribution increase could affect small firms
Expected retirement income hits a 6-year high

Insider Jan 2015

Businesses plan growth for 2015
Government proposals to tackles late payment
Employees take advantage of flexible working
Savers unaware of pension guidance service

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