Javid pencils in Budget 2019 date

Budget 2019 is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 6 November, Chancellor Sajid Javid has confirmed. Whether or not Budget 2019 takes place on 6 November depends largely on the UK securing a deal to leave the EU before 11pm on 31 October 2019. If no deal is reached,...

UK avoids recession, latest figures show

Fears of an imminent recession fuelled by uncertainty around Brexit have proven unfounded according to figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS published its quarterly report on gross domestic product (GDP) for the months from...

Messages aim to promote pensions to the self-employed

Government-backed pension provider NEST is trialling emotive messages to nudge self-employed people to start saving for their retirement. The messages aim to persuade the self-employed to sign up for pensions through payment or accountancy platforms or trade and...

Treasury allays fears over insolvency tax changes

Small and medium-sized companies that enter insolvency in 2020/21 should not be affected by a new measure, according to the Treasury. From 6 April 2020, payments to HMRC will be prioritised when a company enters insolvency and go towards the public purse before being...

Is your Christmas party exempt from tax?

There's a chill in the air, festive foods have started appearing on supermarket shelves, and for some, thoughts are already turning to holiday plans and gift shopping. Even if you're not counting down the days, if your business employs staff it's likely you've given...