April 16, 2015

A good bookkeeper will help you avoid Pensions Regulator fines

169 British employers were fined during 2014 for failing to comply with their workplace pensions duties. It might not seem like many, but you really don’t […]
March 19, 2015

HSBC tax avoidance scandal leads to calls for HMRC culture change

The super-rich and big business are allowed to avoid paying tax while ordinary people are not. It’s a hard theory to dispute when the HSBC tax […]
February 22, 2015

UK households £1,127 worse off through tax and benefit changes

It looks like Britain’s poorest families are bearing the brunt yet again. They’ve suffered the most from the government tax hikes and welfare cuts put in […]
January 22, 2015
Filing deadline in the UK for tax returns

Creative excuses for late tax returns!

HMRC has just released this year’s top ten chart of the worst excuses for missing the January 31st online tax return deadline. As you’d imagine, all […]
December 18, 2014

Britain’s ultra-complex tax relief system labelled as ‘chaotic’

Alex Wild, Research Director at the TaxPayer’s Alliance, is the latest expert to highlight the impracticality of the British tax relief system. Many feel he has […]
November 20, 2014

EC proposes a ‘simpler, more robust’ VAT regime

When the Single Market was born in ’92, intra-EU trade and a real borderless union were supposed to sit at the heart of the VAT system. […]
October 16, 2014

Dividends (money) v Benefits in Kind

What is the most efficient way for a director/shareholder to extract additional remuneration from a small or new company? Your company is doing well, and so […]
September 18, 2014

HMRC risk assessment comes out of the shadows

Until recently the taxpaying public didn’t know much about the shadowy processes and procedures HMRC used to assess risk. But not it’s all coming out into […]