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Rise in losses from staff fraud

According to RSM the amount that businesses have lost as a result of staff fraud has doubled in the past year. ActionFraud stated that businesses reported losses because of staff fraud of £40m in 2016-17, but that has…

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What is Making Tax Digital (MTD) ?

What is Making Tax Digital (MTD)? Making Tax Digital, known as MTD, is a Government initiative to simplify the UK tax system and make the recording and reporting of taxes easier for businesses. It will require all businesses…

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Have we seen the end of the traditional 9 to 5 working day?

New research suggests that the traditional 9 to 5 working hours are now only the norm for the minority of workers. A newly published YouGov survey has found that only 6% of those answering were working the traditional…

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Is the Christmas party tax allowable?

It may only be September, but many of us will have already booked our work Christmas party to celebrate. But what are the costs to your business of the Christmas party and what is tax allowable for your…

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Potential dividend allowance cut could “clobber” small businesses

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been urged not to ‘clobber’ small business owners by taking away the Dividend Allowance. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has expressed concern that the Chancellor will reduce the tax free dividend…

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