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View your annual tax summary

The Annual Tax Summary, provided by HMRC, is a comprehensive document that gives you a detailed overview of the tax you’ve paid and how the government utilises it. This transparency in government spending is a step towards a more accountable system. The Annual Tax Summary includes your taxable income from all sources that HMRC was aware of at the time of preparation. It provides a clear picture...

Universal Credit changes

New Work Requirements and Welfare Reforms Universal Credit claimants working less than half a week now need to work more. Extra support from work coaches is available. This change will aid 400,000 claimants in their career progression. The Prime Minister has announced welfare reforms. These once-in-a-generation changes aim to help people find work, boost earnings, and grow the economy. Before...

Childcare funding for under 9-month-olds

The Department for Education recently confirmed a major childcare expansion. Parents with children as young as 9 months can apply for government-funded childcare from September 2024. Starting 12 May 2024, working parents with children turning 9 months old by 31 August can apply. They can access 15 hours of funded childcare weekly. This will benefit hundreds of thousands of families nationwide....

Reporting expenses and benefits to HMRC

The deadline for submitting the 2023-24 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 July 2024. These forms can be submitted...

Tax credits reminder

We would like to remind our readers that HMRC is currently sending the annual tax credit renewal packs to 730,000...

Changes to Companies House Fees

There have been a number of significant changes in Companies House fees. These changes took effect on 1 May 2024....

Childcare funding for under 9-month-olds

In a recent press release the Department for Education confirmed that parents of children from 9 months old can now...

Universal Credit changes

Universal Credit claimants working less than half of a full-time week will have to look to increase their hours but...

by Andrew Stanton

HMRC cautions against VAT bank details fraud

HMRC warns of fraudulent use of Form VAT 484 to access VAT repayments. Businesses should verify their bank details and...

by Sam Baldwin

Increasing business value with ESG

Integrating ESG practices into your business model can unlock a wide variety of benefits including reducing costs and growing your...

by Sam Baldwin

What do your core values actually mean?

Here are a few quick tips to help you discover your core values and fine tune your value statement to...

Deferring National Insurance payments

Employees with more than one job may be able to defer or delay paying Class 1 National Insurance in certain...
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