Small retailers in England have been given a boost recently, thanks to a new scheme which offers small and medium-sized businesses a share in tax cuts that will help them to thrive in these unstable times. Whilst council tax, prescriptions, utilities and car tax are all due to go up over the next tax year, small and independent high-street businesses can enjoy a discount on their tax rates bills that should help to keep them afloat.
Benefits and perks are a great way to attract and retain the best talent. There are a number of these that are tax free but not that many, so most are treated as benefits in kind and are taxable as if an equivalent monetary value had been paid to the staff member. This article explores these in more detail.
This article is for anyone who is working within construction that needs to know about the changes that are being made that are happening on the 1st of October 2019, significant changes are going to be introduced to the VAT treatment of supplies in the construction industry, The Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC), a piece of legislation announced in the 2017 budget, is being implemented on this date by HMRC.
There are many advantages to being a small business owner but it also has its challenges. Small businesses are heavily reliant on cash flow to stay afloat, especially when they are just starting out. A small business can’t afford to have bad debt and ineffective payment collection has been the downfall of many a small business owner.