Potential tax increases and their impact on businesses

In recent reports, former Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair has forecasted potential tax increases that could have an impact on businesses across the UK. The Tony Blair Institute’s chief economist predicts taxes may need to rise by 1.9 percentage points of GDP by the end of this Parliament to stabilise debt, potentially equating to over […]

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Labour’s election win – Understanding its impact on your finances

Labour’s election win – Understanding its impact on your finances

As the sun rose on Friday morning, Labour began its celebration of a significant victory, claiming a majority that fell short of its last landslide success in 1997. With a manifesto focused on change, its proposals for the next five years of Parliament are far-reaching, but not revolutionary. Now in power, it is important to […]

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Inside the private equity boom

Inside the private equity boom

Private equity investment has been a significant force in the financial world for some time. However, the nature of private equity has changed considerably in the last few years and it’s worth knowing how this may affect your business. Background Traditionally, private equity involved investment firms raising funds from investors to acquire stakes in companies. […]

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Taxes on the rise: A certainty, not a possibility

Taxes on the rise: A certainty, not a possibility

By the time you read this, the next UK Government is likely to have been formed. Whatever the outcome achieved in the election and despite the various parties campaigning and pledges around tax, expert opinion suggests that future rises are inevitable. The inevitability of higher taxes For the foreseeable future, the freeze on most tax […]

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Invoice fraud becoming a significant problem

Invoice fraud becoming a significant problem

Invoice fraud, affecting one in three companies, involves deceptive practices that trick businesses into making payments to fraudulent accounts. As fraudsters’ techniques become more sophisticated, businesses must understand their tactics and the potential impact on operations. Here are some common techniques used by fraudsters: Fake invoices: Fraudsters create counterfeit invoices that appear legitimate. They might […]

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Total Income Tax and NI income hits new high

Total Income Tax and NI income hits new high

HM Treasury has taken £77.2 billion in Income Tax and National Insurance (NI) since April 2024 – signalling the effect of the freeze in the Personal Allowance and Income Tax bands and thresholds. Taxpayers have seen two landmark cuts to employee NI payments, falling from 12 per cent to 10 per cent after the 2023 […]

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What the summer may mean for your business

What the summer may mean for your business

Whether the hot weather lasts or not, summer is here to stay, bringing with it seasonal challenges and opportunities for business owners. You may think summer is business as usual, but many companies face disruption and delays due to: More people taking holiday than at other times The heat disrupting transport or the supply chain […]

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