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National living and minimum wages to rise in April

Both the National Living wage and National Minimum wage are set to rise from April. The National Living wage and National Minimum wage is set to rise by 6.2%, four times the rate of inflation, in what the…

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Business gifts for Christmas

Thinking of giving a business gift for Christmas? It’s not long until Christmas and you might be considering giving a Christmas gift or treat to your team or customers. But before you do, it’s worth considering the tax…

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Is the Christmas party tax allowable?

It’s just under six weeks until Christmas Day and 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…

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What business mileage can I claim?

We often get asked the question what business mileage our clients can claim back, and what tax they will have to pay on it if they do. Below we break down the differences between business mileage and private…

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Cheap and free staff benefits you can offer

We often hear from businesses that they can’t attract or retain the top talent they want because they can’t afford to pay the big salaries or benefits, and don’t know what perks they can offer.  The truth is though,…

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Do I need to file a personal tax return for 2019?

The 2018/19 personal tax year ended on 5th April and we are now in the 2019/20 tax year. Every year we are asked the same thing – ‘Do I need to fill in a tax return?’.  Here is…

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What is a P11D and do you need to complete one?

What is a P11D? The P11D form is a statutory form required to be filed with HMRC by businesses that detail benefits paid to their employees and the cash equivalents of those benefits. You will also need to…

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How much will that Christmas gift really cost?

Thinking of giving a business gift for Christmas? It’s almost that time of year again when we hang the lights and decorate the tree, and you might be considering giving a Christmas gift or treat to your team…

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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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