Fuel rate boost for electric car drivers, but other advisory fuel rates cut

Company car drivers will see changes to the amount they can claim back for fuel costs from their employer from 1 March. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has also confirmed that the way the advisory electricity rate (AER) is calculated has been changed to better reflect energy prices, particularly with soaring electricity costs, when it is reviewed […]

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Employers brace for uplift to the National Minimum Wage

Workers across the UK will get a pay rise from April as higher National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates are introduced. According to the Government, around two million of the UK’s lowest-paid workers will benefit from the rise in the National Living Wage (NLW) and NMW rates. From April 2023, the NLW will increase by 92 […]

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Businesses must be prepared for imminent changes to Corporation Tax

Businesses should be planning for the rise in Corporation Tax (CT), which comes into force from 1 April 2023, and sees the top rate of tax rising from 19 per cent to 25 per cent. The tax applies to all profitable limited companies – both from trading income and from the sale of investments or […]

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R&D tax reliefs are changing in April – Are you ready?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced many R&D tax changes in his Autumn Budget, including how the funding is allocated, which will be implemented in April. He announced changes to the rates paid by the Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) for larger firms and the small and medium enterprises (SME) R&D relief scheme. Under these changes, […]

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Make voluntary National Insurance contributions to ensure pension entitlement

People planning to claim the UK state pension have been advised to check their National Insurance (NI) record to identify any shortfalls in their payment history. NI contributions, or lack of them, can affect a person’s entitlement to the state pension in later life. A temporary window which allows people to voluntarily top up NI contributions for […]

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