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We regularly write articles and posts about legislation, government initiatives, financial news, updates, issues, solutions and opinion pieces.

Budget 2021 — Key Points

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed details of the 2021 Budget…

IR35 Update — Changes from 6 April 2021

These latest changes may affect only individuals that are engaged by medium…

Thinking of Starting a New Business

So now that I have a business idea…

Personal Liability for Directors

Setting-up a limited company is a straightforward task, but you…

COVID-19 — Update

An update from us…

Setting up a Limited Company in the UK

Setting-up a limited company is a straightforward task, but you…

Welsh Income Tax

Welsh income tax started in April 2019. As for Scottish…

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

The pilot for Making Tax Digital was offered to everyone who was VAT registered in December 2018…

How to use Technology to Improve your Business

Here are 3 topics of methods that you can take to increase your performance…

Five Main Reasons to Outsource your IT Support

Immediate benefits can also be gained by outsourcing IT services…

Annual Expatriate Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that our Annual Expatriate Conference will be held at CCT Venues, Bank Street, Canary Wharf London on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

What Makes a Strong Password?

In order to pick a strong password, it helps to understand how passwords are guessed by hackers …

GDPR — Six Months On

It has been over 6 months since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into…

Six Reasons Why You Should be Preparing for GDPR Today

On 25th May 2018 the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect.

Annual Expatriate Conference 2018

We are delighted to announce that our Annual Expatriate Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf on Tuesday 13 February 2018.

TRUMPeting Lower US Taxes

Like many Americans living abroad you may be interested to learn the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) may be repealed at the end of 2017. Two proposals released by the Joint Committee on Taxation in March 2017 advise removal of the 3.8 percent NIIT which has been in effect since 2013.

Update: What you Need to Know About Upcoming Changes

IR35 remains essentially unchanged although a new and important development takes effect from 6th April 2017. The change only affects individuals that are engaged by public sector entities; from April 2017, as confirmed in the 2016 Autumn Statement, IR35 status will be determined by the client rather than the contractor business.

No Excuse!

Having been on the CIPP website this morning and read what was a rather interesting top 10 (reasons why employers felt they didn’t need to pay the National Minimum Wage) we thought we should compile and share a few of our favourite top 10’s.

Annual Expatriate Conference 2017

We are delighted to announce that our Annual Expatriate Conference will be held at the CCT Venues, Canary Wharf in February 2017. This is a much-anticipated event, particularly by the local US expatriate community here in London.

Merry Payroll

With Christmas having very stealthily snuck up on us, I thought it would be a good time to reflect upon the year in the payroll industry whilst also looking at what we can look forward to in the New Year.

2016 Autumn Statement — Analysis

The 2016 Autumn Statement is potentially the most important announcement we have received from the Government and HM Treasury in decades.

Running a Payroll: How Times Have Changed

Since I started working in payroll many years ago, Real Time Information (RTI) and auto enrolment were nowhere to be seen. The tax code was 647L, SMP (Statutory Maternity Pay) was paid at £123.06 per week with SSP (Statutory Sick Pay) paid at £79.15.

National Minimum Wage Updates

As of 1st October 2016 the new National Minimum Wage rates came into effect for everyone under the age of 25. For anyone aged 25 and over there is no increase in their £7.20 minimum wage as this was increased in April 2016 in the new National Living Wage.

Auto Enrolment — Where are we at?

Now that we are into October 2016, Auto Enrolment is fully up and running for the vast majority of large companies (over 212,000 companies have already staged according to The Pensions Regulator website).