Direct marketing director punished

If your company engages in direct marketing, you may want to consider the following case published by the Insolvency Service: A property renovation boss who caused his company to make more than 110,000 unsolicited marketing calls has been banned for five years. From its incorporation in August 2015, the company Read more…

How fit is your business

In much the same way that we make judgements about our personal fitness: are we overweight, do we get enough exercise, do we eat the right food; similar judgements can be made about your business. There is also a raft of external pressures that we have to consider as individuals. Read more…

The 1972 Brussels Act has been repealed

If you doubted the resolve of our government regarding the implementation of the 2016 referendum the following announcement may clarify matters. The Government has signed into law legislation to repeal the Act of Parliament which set in stone Britain’s EU (EEC) membership in 1972. The 1972 Act is the vehicle Read more…

Enhanced redundancy cover for parents

The present legal protections against redundancy is to be extended by six months for new mothers returning to work. Parents returning from adoption and shared parental leave will also be protected. The move comes in response to a government consultation which found that new parents continue to face unfair discrimination. Read more…

Tax Diary August/September 2019

1 August 2019 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 October 2018. 19 August 2019 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 August 2019. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 August 2019) 19 August 2019 – Filing Read more…

Low paid workers to qualify for sick-pay

The government has started a consultation to transform support for sick and disabled staff and remove barriers for employees. The Department for Work and Pensions has recently set out new measures to transform how employers support and retain disabled staff and those with a health condition. Under the new measures Read more…

New homes to have car charge-points

In a bid to accommodate yet more electric vehicles on our roads, the government has launched a consultation aimed at increasing the number of homes with electric car charge-points. In a recent press release they said: “All new-build homes could soon be fitted with an electric car charge-point, the government Read more…

Internet giants face tax-hike

It has been confirmed that from April 2020, the government will introduce a new 2% Digital Services Tax (DST) on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users. This is an attempt to tax, in the UK, revenues earned by these Read more…

Holiday entitlement

Now that schools are closing for the summer, many families will be making for their chosen holiday destination. An opportune to time to be reminded of your statutory holiday entitlements. The following information is reproduced from the gov.uk website. Entitlement Almost all workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid Read more…