How to extract profits out of a company

Believe it or not, there are more than 4.7 million limited companies registered in the UK, including the 810,316 incorporations that signed up in 2020/21. Only around 2m are actively trading, but the number of new companies formed during the previous tax year was a...

How should you structure your business?

If you’re looking to join the 4.3 million people in the UK who made the jump into self-employment, you might be wondering how to start your new business. Assuming you’ve weighed up the pros and cons involved and decided launching a startup is right for you, one of the...

Insider January 2022

HMRC ISSUES LAST REMINDER FOR 2020/21 PERSONAL TAX RETURNS. HMRC is reminding taxpayers that the deadline to submit 2020/21 personal tax returns through self-assessment is on or before midnight on 31 January 2022. Some 407,510 startups were created during the 2020/21...

Construction industry scheme update

The construction industry remains one of the UK’s key sectors, which also helps to underpin the UK economy, despite experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2021, construction output grew by 1.3% on the previous month – placing the sector just...

Making Tax Digital for income tax

Making Tax Digital for income tax (MTD for ITSA) looks certain to affect sole traders and landlords from April 2024, following the recent news of a one-year delay. This was the latest in a long line of delays and deferrals in the rollout of MTD, which was first...

Insider: December 2021

A new levy on large residential property developers’ profits intends to raise around £2 billion over the next 10 years, starting from next spring. The ‘cladding tax’ will be a 4% tax on developers with company profits of £25 million or more from residential...