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The economic backdrop to Chancellor George Osborne’s fifth Budget statement was decidedly more positive than it was when he moved into Number 11 in 2010.

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Employment Allowance - reducing employer’s national insurance bill by £2,000

In 2013 George Osborne announced a £2,000 employment allowance which removed the first £2,000 of employers’ National Insurance contributions. This tax cut is estimated to benefit 1.25 million businesses and 35,000 charities. It is also predicted that 450,000 businesses will drop out of paying employers’ National Insurance completely.

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The Patent Box

The Patent Box was introduced by HMRC in April 2013 and was designed to complement the R&D tax incentives by encouraging companies to commercialise their patents and R&D in the UK.

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Small Business Saturday to be held on 7th December.....

Show support for SBS UK by building up the hype in the run up to the day. Official marketing material will be available to download from the SBSUK team soon. You can also advertise the event by displaying posters in and around your premises.

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Auto Enrolment...Plan now or feel the pinch!

The auto enrolment time clock has started.
Auto enrolment is not straightforward and will catch the unwary and ill-prepared.
Under the scheme all employers must automatically enrol certain members of their workforce into a pension scheme and will have to make contributions into it – initially it’s a minimum of 1% however this will soon rise to 3%.

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Flexible Working

To be successful, organisations need to be flexible and able to adapt to employees varied home or personal situations, flexible working now plays a major role in this.

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SRA Principle 8 – Are you compliant?

Financial management of law firms has for the first time become compliance requirement. Principle 8 of the SRA Handbook requires law firms to;

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New fuel rates for company cars

HMRC has recently announced new fuel rates for company cars. The new rates apply to all journeys on or after 1st June 2013, until further notice.

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New Statutory Rates – Are you aware of the changes?

The new tax year brings an increase to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP),

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The Patent Box

The ‘Patent Box’ scheme allows companies to apply for a lower rate Corporation Tax to profits generated from patented inventions

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