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Systems Outage

We are currently experiencing issues with our Internet and Telecoms as a result of a fault with BT. We are advised by BT that they are working on resolving these issues ASAP. IMPORTANT - ALL Umbrella payments are being processed as normal. Please note that we are unable to correspond via e-mail until such time [...]

2016-11-03T11:53:44+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Updated student loan deduction guidance

HMRC have issued updated guidance to employers on how to deal with student loan deductions via the PAYE system. Employers should familiarise themselves with the guidance which has been updated to reflect the introduction of plan 2 loans which are repayable from a different threshold but at the same nine percent basis. With effect from [...]

2017-04-27T15:46:45+00:00August 10th, 2016|Blog, HMRC|0 Comments

Charity news

Annual returns The Charity Commission, which is the relevant body for charities registered in England and Wales, has announced that its latest annual return is now available and can be found on GOV.UK. All registered charities, in England and Wales, with an income of more than £10,000 and all Charitable Incorporated Organisations reporting on their [...]

2017-04-27T15:46:45+00:00August 8th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Bristol North Baths project: Work resumes with new contractor

Work to redevelop a former Bristol swimming pool has resumed after the "long overdue" project was put on hold when the council terminated its agreement with the previous contractor. The city council said it had now appointed CW Duke to complete the Bristol North Baths scheme. The contract with Chatsworth Homes was halted last year [...]

2016-08-05T13:19:20+00:00August 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

TPR latest pensions auto enrolment awareness

According to the latest research by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), based on surveys carried out between February and April 2016, the understanding amongst small employers of their duties under pensions auto enrolment saw a significant rise from 68% to 81%. Executive Director of Automatic Enrolment, Charles Counsell said: 'More than 9 in 10 small employers [...]

2017-04-27T15:46:45+00:00August 4th, 2016|Blog, for CONTRACTORS|0 Comments

Latest ONS labour market statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that in the three months from March to May 2016, the number of people in work increased. The number of unemployed people and the number of people not working and not seeking or available to work (economically inactive) fell.The statistics reveal that there were: 31.70 million people [...]

2017-04-27T15:46:45+00:00August 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Have you accessed your Personal Tax Account?

HMRC are advising employers that their employees may benefit from accessing their Personal Tax Account. These accounts allow taxpayers to view information about their tax affairs and advise HMRC online about changes that may affect the tax they pay. The services available through the Personal Tax Account include: checking income tax estimates and tax codes [...]

2017-04-27T15:46:45+00:00June 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

CIS Contractor Update

From April 2016 changes have been made to the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). Part of the reforms were that contractors must file their monthly returns online. HMRC have introduced a number of improvements to the CIS online service with a view to making it easier and more efficient to use. These changes include the facility [...]

2017-04-27T15:46:45+00:00May 5th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Savings allowance

A new savings allowance is available to basic and higher rate taxpayers for 2016/17. The amount available depends on the individual's circumstances: If any of the individual's income for the year is additional rate income then the individual's savings allowance for the year will be nil. If any of the individual's income for the year [...]

2017-04-27T15:46:45+00:00April 6th, 2016|Blog, for CONTRACTORS, Tax|0 Comments

Tax on savings income

Savings income is income such as bank and building society interest. In 2015/16 some individuals qualify for a 0% starting rate of tax on savings income up to £5,000. However, the rate is not available if taxable non-savings income (broadly earnings, pensions, trading profits and property income) exceeds the starting rate limit. The starting rate [...]

2017-04-27T15:46:45+00:00March 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments