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ESG: How green are you?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a set of standards that measures how green, socially conscious and well-run a business is. By looking at your business through an ESG lens, you may be able to predict how sustainable it is in the long run. In this article,...

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Spring Budget March 2023

Jeremy Hunt announced his second fiscal statement and first Budget since becoming Chancellor against a backdrop of fragile public finances, an ongoing cost of living crisis, and increased Government borrowing. In January, the Chancellor appealed to the 9m...

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Insider: March 2023

This is the tenth consecutive time the Bank has increased interest rates, resulting in the highest base rate in 14 years. The MPC voted by a majority of 7-2 to increase the bank rate. According to the BoE, this decision will help meet the 2% inflation target in a way...

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Pension contribution tax relief

Tax relief is one of the best features of using a pension to save for retirement. When you pay into your pension, some of the money that would have gone to the Government as tax goes instead into your pension pot, which can help reduce the amount of tax you pay and...

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MTD for ITSA delay

Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment (MTD for ITSA) was originally set to roll out in 2018, but the road to personal tax digitalisation has been relatively rocky to date. While the Government successfully introduced MTD for VAT for returns starting on or...

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Year-End Tax Guide 2022/23

2022/23 has been the third of extraordinary tax years in the modern era. While 2020 and 2021 saw the heights of the pandemic, 2022 saw a surge in inflation mainly due to the continued supply chain issues after Covid, Russia’s war on Ukraine and rising energy prices....

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How to build a business plan

Businesses at any stage in their life cycle can benefit heavily from creating and implementing a business plan. Not only is a business plan there to map out your goals and aspirations, but also to identify any financial risks and operational challenges you may...

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Corporation Tax 2023

After multiple policy U-turns and much uncertainty, the main rate of corporation tax will rise from 19% to 25% from 1 April 2023, affecting companies with profits of £250,000 and over. The legislation provides that small companies with profits up to £50,000 will...

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Insider Feb 23

The Government has announced a new energy bills discount scheme (EBDS) for UK businesses, set to replace the current energy bills relief scheme (EBRS) once it ends in March. The new support package will last from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024, giving organisations a...

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Insider: January 2023

The Treasury has confirmed that Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment (MTD for ITSA) will be delayed a further two years until April 2026. According to First Secretary to the Treasury Victoria Atkins, this phased approach will give businesses more time to...

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