Business Support

New UK Data Protection rules

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill was first introduced last Summer and paused in September 2022 so ministers could engage in a co-design process with business leaders and data experts –

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Corporation Tax

Corporation tax from 1 April 2023

Barring any unforeseen changes being announced at next week’s Budget, the Corporation Tax main rate will increase to 25% from 1 April 2023 for companies with profits over £250,000. A Small Profits

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Inheritance Tax

Valuing an estate for IHT purposes

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s lifetime on certain trusts and gifts. The rate of Inheritance Tax payable is 40% on death

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National Insurance

NIC and company directors

Directors are classed as employees and pay National Insurance on annual income from salary and bonuses that exceed the Primary Threshold. The annual threshold is pro-rated to £11,908 this year

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National Insurance

National Insurance if working abroad

If you move abroad, it can often be advantageous to continue paying your UK National Insurance Contributions (NICs) in order to preserve your entitlement to the State Pension and other benefits.


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Corporate Governance & Regulation

Get information about a company

There is a significant amount of information about companies that can be obtained from Companies House. Companies House is responsible for incorporating and dissolving limited companies, examining and

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Business Support

Incentive to invest

Next week, 15 March, the Chancellor will deliver his first Spring Budget. It will provide an opportunity to cushion companies from the effects of the Corporation Tax (CT) increase to 25% and the

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Business Support

Why credit control is vital

The ultimate financial objective of most trading companies is to convert their supply of goods and services into cash – deposits in their bank account.

However, when goods are sold on credit, and you

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Employee Benefits

What is a Share Incentive Plan?

Share Incentive Plans (SIPs) were first introduced in July 2000 to give employees tax and NICs savings when they buy or are given shares in the company they work for.

Provided all the qualifying

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Capital Gains Tax

Tax when you sell shares

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is normally charged at a simple flat rate of 20% when you sell shares unless they are in a CGT free investment such as an ISA or qualifying pension.

If you only pay basic

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