Director shareholders are often recommended to extract income from their limited company via a combination of salary and dividends. This typically involves paying a relatively low salary at either the Primary Threshold (PT) or Secondary Threshold (ST) for class 1 NICs but why is this and what would be the consequences of extracting a higher […]
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With IR35 reform now affecting the private sector, many contractors are considering the possibility of liquidating or selling their companies and claiming Entrepreneurs’ Relief.
Many small businesses have been on the receiving end of substantial business rate bills this year, as the government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has started to act on the implications of a 2015 Supreme Court ruling that was delayed by two years. Some businesses which operate from different rooms or floors have seen particularly large […]
When providing services to your client, occasionally you might need to pay for items on their behalf. How do you then treat the VAT on the expenses that you recharge to the customer? There is one simple rule that you need to keep in mind: all recharged expenses carry VAT, unless the item is a […]
Ignore the letter One of our clients received this letter, and was understandably concerned – this letter has left some businesses thousands of pounds out of pocket. Business owners should be worried by this letter, but not for the reasons that you think. These letters are spam letters sent out by a Spanish publication firm, […]
The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was set up in 2011 by George Osborne to promote new enterprise and entrepreneurship, which in turn would help economic growth. It extends the existing EIS scheme by targeting smaller, higher-risk companies, although it also introduces stricter qualifying requirements. The scheme helps newer startups to appeal more to investors […]