Category Archives: Compliance

Autumn Statement – November 2023

Autumn Statement 2023 On 22 November 2023, Jeremy Hunt delivered the ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’. Against an improving economic backdrop, the Chancellor is keen to stimulate economic growth and highlighted 110 measures for businesses. In addition, there were significant statements relating to National Insurance changes and also the reform of work-related state benefits.   Income […]

Changes to UK Company Law

Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act received royal assent on 26 October 2023. The act gives Companies House the power to play a more significant role in tackling economic crime and supporting economic growth. Over time, the measures will lead to improved corporate transparency and more accurate and […]

Not All Money-Saving Heroes Wear Capes

Super-tax expert Our super-tax expert James Brinded received a very interesting thank you this week. It was from a client for whom he battled with HMRC, in order to save her tens of thousands of pounds. Because that’s what heroes do. His marvel-lous ability to harness the power of numbers meant he was able to […]

Why is Bookkeeping Important for a Small Business?

Why is Bookkeeping Important for a Small Business? Bookkeeping is essential for a small business as it helps: Monitor financial health and make informed decisions, including cash flow. Comply with tax regulations and avoid penalties. Track expenses and revenues, enabling identification of areas for improvement. Enhance credibility with lenders, investors and customers.   Advantages of […]

Why should I file my Self Assessment tax return Early?

Why Should I File My Self-Assessment Tax Return Early? You don’t have to wait until January to file your Self Assessment tax return – as soon as the tax year ends, you can submit your tax return at a time that suits you. Did you know that more than 77,500 customers submitted their 2022/23 tax […]

Alternative to Intuit QuickBooks Desktop

Alternative to Intuit QuickBooks Desktop In October 2021, Intuit QuickBooks announced it was discontinuing QuickBooks Desktop support and updates for its UK customers, citing compliance changes and a shift in UK product development focus. The move echoes a wider shift in the accounting software industry, as established desktop vendors seek to establish and support one […]

Claiming Tax Relief on Expenses

Can I claim tax relief on expenses I incur for work?

How Do I Claim Tax Relief on Expenses I Incur for My Job? You might be able to claim tax relief if• you use your own money for things that you must buy for your job • you only use these things for your work You cannot claim tax relief if your employer either gives […]

Dealing with your Tax on Overseas Income

Returns for overseas income - Moorgates

Tax Returns for Overseas Income If you’re living or working abroad, you may still have to pay UK tax on some or all of your income. It all depends on where the money’s coming from and what your tax residence status is. This is a very complex area of tax regulation, and the rules that […]