ESG Articles

How greenwashing can damage your business

Whether it’s bolstering your reputation, giving you greater access to finances, or enhancing your operational efficiency, a strong ESG agenda can bring tangible benefits to your business. However, without proper implementation and expert guidance, you could leave your business open to accusations of greenwashing. In 2023, instances of greenwashing grew by 35%, according to RepRisk. This means...

Is an ESG agenda just another tick box?

Too often, UK companies see developing an ESG agenda as a tick box exercise. They dismiss it as a necessary evil. Something that needs to be done to comply with changing regulations, but that does not lead to actual business outcomes. They could not be more wrong. A fully developed and integrated sustainability strategy can bring real material benefits to your business. It can be beneficial in...

How to begin your ESG journey

Are you looking to kickstart a sustainability plan for your business or learn about your ESG performance? We can help you take the first step to begin your ESG journey.   Embarking on your ESG journey Taking the first step begins the journey to business resilience. However, this step can seem overwhelming without expert guidance. After all, there is such a dizzying variety of different...

Taxable employment benefits from April 2026

From April 2026, the UK government will mandate real-time reporting and payment of taxes through payroll software, ending the filing...

Changes to Scottish Income Tax rates 2024-25

For the 2024-25 tax year, Scottish Income Tax rates will change with a new 45% advanced rate band for income...

Payrolling employee expenses and benefits

Employers can register for payrolling benefits and expenses. Deadlines exist for form submissions, with penalties for lateness. HMRC no longer...

Tax Diary May/June 2024

The ‘Tax Diary’ for May and June 2024 provides essential tax dates and deadlines. It includes due dates for corporation...

Settling energy disputes

The Energy Ombudsman offers free support to businesses, especially small ones, in disputes with energy suppliers. The service covers 99%...

COVID Bounce Back abuse

The Insolvency Service banned 831 directors in 2023-24 for abusing the Covid Bounce Back Loan Scheme, an increase of over...

by James MacDonald

Basis Period Reform: Changes for sole traders and partners

Basis Period Reform is a change in how income tax is calculated for unincorporated businesses, such as sole traders and...

Paying VAT on goods from EU to Northern Ireland

There are special procedures for moving goods in and out of Northern Ireland. Under the Northern Ireland Protocol, all Northern...

VAT retail schemes

VAT retail schemes are a special set of schemes used by retail businesses to account for VAT. The schemes are...
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