On Thursday 18th May Ecovis hosted an event titled "Strategic IT for Architects" in conjunction with Fitzrovia It. The event focused on the use of cloud technology in Architecture Practices. Download the presentations here.
Research conducted by mutual insurer Royal London and YouGov has found that over £400 billion in wealth is held by Britain’s grandparents and it is set to cascade down through the generations to the benefit of Millennials in the coming years.
At the start of April, the new tax year, there was a change to the earnings thresholds that many employers use for auto-enrolment. This means there is a new ‘qualifying earnings’ (QE) band to use when calculating auto-enrolment contributions. Read on to find out what this means for you.
Today’s volatile PEST environment may be just the opportunity needed for SME’s to streamline corporate employee payments and cultivate a leaner business model. Read on to find out why.
Ecovis Online customers can now access AFEXDirect to manage their global payments & foreign exchange needs more efficiently through the integration. Read more.
HMRC has updated its guidance on how to spot phishing and bogus emails seeking your personal information. The key point is that HMRC is a late and reluctant user of emails so it makes sense to look carefully at any email purporting to be from them before opening it, or taking any action requested. Read this blog to find out more.
What is our reaction to yesterday’s announcement that the decision to impose higher National Insurance contributions on the self-employed is being reversed? See Peter Owen's, Ecovis Head of Tax, thoughts in this blog
There are four key areas that, as a Landlord, you need to be aware of as they may have a significant impact on the tax you pay. Read this blog to find out more.
With the end of the tax year almost upon us, the 2016/17 P11D reporting season is looming on the horizon for employers. It won’t lessen the reporting obligations for the 2016/17 tax year, but employers can register with HMRC before the end of this tax year to payroll employee benefits for the 2017/18 tax year. Read this blog to find out more.
On Wednesday 8th March, The Chancellor Phillip Hammond presented the last Spring Budget. In his speech, the Chancellor was keen to point out that he wanted the tax system to be fair, particularly in relation to the distinction between employed and self-employed individuals. To find out more, download our summary of the last Spring Budget.
Back in the 2016 Budget, the Government announced that it was again considering making changes to the tax treatment of salary sacrifice for benefits in kind. The Government’s policy paper was published in December 2016.
On Tuesday 10th January the news broke that Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is setting up an international office in Soho, London. This involves expanding the existing office and UK workforce and handling all sales from countries outside of the US (as well as recognising the accompanying revenue).
The Commons Treasury Select Committee has recently published its report into the HMRC Making Tax Digital project. The Committee recognised the benefits that could arise from electronic tax reporting, but made strong recommendations to HMRC regarding the income level at which taxpayers would come within the scheme and the timetable for the introduction of the scheme.
Since December 1st, the employees of Ecovis Wingrave Yeats have been running a reverse advent calendar initiative.