Pensioner Cost of Living Payment07/12/2023
The Cost of Living support package has been designed to help over 8 million households in receipt of mean tested benefits. The details for Cost of Living Payments due in the 2023-24 tax year were published earlier this year and have recently been updated.
Eligible recipients will receive up to three Cost of Living Payments of £301, £300...More...
Pension Credit deadline 07/12/2023
Pension Credits can provide extra income to those over State Pension age and on a low income. The credits were first introduced in 2003 to keep retired people out of poverty.
Pension Credit can top up:
your weekly income to £201.05 if you are single; or
your joint weekly income to £306.85 if you have a partner.
If your income is...More...
Help to Save scheme07/12/2023
The Help to Save scheme is intended to help those on low incomes to boost their savings. Eligible users of the scheme can save between £1 and £50 every calendar month and receive a 50% government bonus. The 50% bonus is payable at the end of the second and fourth years and is based on how much account holders have saved. The bonus is paid...More...
More time to file company accounts07/12/2023
The normal filing deadline for filing the accounts of a private limited company is nine months after the company’s financial year end. Known as the accounting reference date. For example, many companies have a year-end date of 31 March and are therefore required to file their accounts by the following 31 December. For public companies,...More...
Autumn Finance Bill 2023 published07/12/2023
The government published the Autumn Finance Bill 2023 on 29 November 2023. The Bill is officially known as Finance Bill 2023-24. The Bill contains the legislation for many of the tax measures announced in the recent Autumn Statement.
The Autumn Finance Bill will likely be followed by the main Spring Finance Bill 2024 which will be...More...
Working from home tax relief 07/12/2023
Employees who working from home may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills they pay that are related to your work.
Employers may reimburse employees for the additional household expenses incurred if regularly working at home. The relief covers expenses such as business telephone calls or heating and lighting costs for the...More...
Company accounts filing – don’t be late…05/12/2023
It’s the directors’ responsibility to file their company’s accounts, and make sure they’re filed on time. It’s important to understand your role and how late filing could affect your company.
Missing your filing deadline could affect your credit score or access to finance. It can affect how others view your company and whether they want...More...
Focus on bottom line05/12/2023
Most dictionaries define “bottom line” as “the most important thing to consider”.
In financial circles it’s taken to mean a focus on profitability (the last line on a P&L accounts) or net worth (the bottom line of your Balance Sheet) rather than an obsession with sales (the top line on a profit...More...
What now, following the Autumn Statement30/11/2023
In some respects, the Chancellor’s predicament is deserving of a sympathetic ear; its as if he has a long journey ahead but has one foot firmly nailed to the floor.
Stagnant growth in the UK and global economy has driven up taxation in order to meet the goals set to reduce borrowing as a percentage of GDP.
Inflation is reducing but is...More...