Curing the Top-Earner Pensions Tax Problem

NHS pensions made news last year, with consultants and GPs blaming large tax bills, linked to pension statements, for making some work ‘uneconomic’. Why should high-earning power, coupled with pension provision, spell trouble – even for top-earners outside the NHS? We...

How Can SMEs Help to Tackle Climate Change?

Last summer’s record-breaking European heatwave has given consumers and businesses alike another warning about the dangers of man-made climate change. It is a warning that many businesses now appear to be heeding. A recent survey carried out by the Institute of...

Dissecting the New Plastic Packaging Tax

The government is set to introduce its so-called ‘Plastic Packaging Tax’ in 2022. Here, we take a look at the new tax and consider how it could affect certain businesses. Outlining the tax The government wishes to encourage the ‘responsible use of plastic’ amongst UK...

HMRC Applies Brakes to Domestic Reverse Charge

HMRC has announced a one-year delay to the introduction of the VAT domestic reverse charge (DRC) for building and construction services. The DRC was set to come into effect on 1 October 2019. It has now been pushed back 12 months to 1 October 2020, due to fears that...

Gearing up for Self-Assessment

Don’t leave it until the last minute, especially in 2020. With only two months left until the 31 January deadline for online returns, self-assessment is very much on our minds. There’s a first flurry of activity around the deadline for paper filing at the end of...

(IR35) Off-Payroll Changes: are you prepared?

From 6 April 2020, a major shake-up of the off-payroll (IR35) rules is expected. Draft legislation has already been published, though final details and HMRC guidance are still to come. The new regime will affect you if you work via your own personal service company...