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The current total minimum contribution to a defined contribution workplace pension scheme under the automatic enrolment provisions is 2% of qualifying earnings, with a minimum of 1% coming from the employer. The remaining 1% would then ordinarily com... Read More

A recent investigation by the Insolvency Service has seen two directors of a company selling fine wines disqualified for a total of 20 years. Crimson Fine Wines Limited cold-called customers and offered them the opportunity to take part in fine wine... Read More

The term capital allowances is used to describe the allowances available to businesses to secure tax relief for certain capital expenditure. The rules that govern the purchase of capital equipment such as computer equipment, vehicles and machinery by... Read More

Businesses can claim a 100% first-year allowance (FYA) on the purchase of certain qualifying Plant and Machinery (P&M). In certain circumstances they can also claim FYA’s on the purchase of low CO2 and electric vehicles. The generous Annual... Read More

The Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to make the process for buying a home'cheaper, faster and less stressful'. This includes looking at new measures to tackle gazumping where a seller accepts a higher offer from a new buyer afte... Read More

There are different categories of property rental business such as UK property businesses, overseas property businesses, UK furnished holiday businesses and EEA furnished holiday lettings businesses.As a general rule, landlords renting out more than... Read More

The marriage allowance (MA) allows couples, where one partner does not fully utilise their personal tax allowance, to share a limited amount of the unutilised portion with their spouse. The MA is only available to married couples and those in a civil... Read More

The government has launched the first phase of its refund scheme for employment tribunal fees, following the Supreme Court's judgment in July 2017 inR (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor 2017 that the fees regime was unlawful. The first... Read More

1 November 2017 - Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 31 January 2017.19 November 2017 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 November 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 November 2017.)19 November 20... Read More

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has been published by the government. Although the Bill is a Private Members’ Bill, it has the full support of the government and therefore the Bill and its explanatory notes have been prepared by the gov... Read More

A capital gains tax (CGT) charge on the sale of UK residential property by non-UK residents was introduced in April 2015.A UK non-resident that sells UK residential property needs to deliver a non-resident capital gains tax (NRCGT) return within 30 d... Read More

The First-Tier Tribunal recently heard three appeals that examined whether vehicles supplied to employees were vans or cars. The main appellant in this case was Coca-Cola European Partners GB Ltd (Coca-Cola) who supplied vehicles to a number of their... Read More