Tax relief and incentives

Tax relief and incentives
There is a highly favourable environment for businesses as the economy is improving.  It’s also good for those who invest in businesses as there are many sources of funding.
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Business Valuations

Business Valuations
Business valuations can benefit your company in many ways.  They help you to assess where your business is currently at financially and supports you with strategy development. Many business owners only consider a valuation when they are thinking about selling a business but a valuation can help in gaining an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of a business and help to develop a plan for increasing the value of the company.
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Finance Act 2014

Finance Act 2014
A few weeks ago saw enactment of a Finance Bill that activates controversial new powers that enable HMRC to accelerate collection of tax on tax avoidance schemes.

This Bill is called the Finance Act 2014 Grant Royal Asset and it’s important that businesses are aware of this and understand how it may apply to them.
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Self assessment tax returns

Self assessment tax returns
Are you getting ready to file your tax return?  Don’t forget the sooner you get the paperwork to us the better.  The 2013 to 2014 tax year ended 5 April 2014.

Here are the main deadlines for your information...
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National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage
We wanted to let you know that from 1 October 2014 the national minimum wage rates will change.  It’s important to note these and ensure your payroll provider makes the changes.

The new national minimum rates will be:

  • Adult Rate for workers aged 21 & over will increase from £6.31 to £6.50 per hour.
  • the rate for 18-20 year olds will increase from £5.03 to £5.13
  • the rate for 16-17 year olds will increase from £3.72 to £3.79
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