Tax relief

Accounts & Tax

HMRC doubles payout time for R&D tax relief

Taxman double the length of time smaller companies have to wait to get R&D tax credits paid out from one month to two months as it combats what it sees as growing fraud.

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7 tax myths for small business owner/managers exploded

As we head into the new tax year, Stuart Clark of Russell & Russell sorts out fact from fiction, putting money in your pocket

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Sajid Javid cools talk of raising national insurance threshold to £12,500

Tory move to lift national insurance threshold to £12,500 would put nearly £700 each in the pockets of millions of small business workers

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6 tax breaks every small business should know about

You could add thousands of pounds to your small business bottom line by applying these little-known tax breaks

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Why small businesses are missing out on millions in R&D tax credit relief

Failed innovations can still reward a business’s bottom line, providing extra capital which can be reinvested through the research and development (R&D) and Patent Box tax credits. Mark Tighe explains.

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Tax relief and fintech could help self-employed to save more into pension

Government is adapting its strategy to deal with self-employed pension crisis.

Employing & managing staff

Pension tax relief disparity among higher and lower paid staff

Uncertainty remains for millions of low paid workers as to whether they will get tax relief on their pension contributions, according to one pension provider. Employers need to consider carefully the way in which their pension scheme works. Stephanie Spicer reports


Landlord tax relief changes: Why property owners should consider a limited company

As a landlord, you could see profits for both new and existing buy-to-let investors significantly decline. But if you're a limited company, this may not be the case. Here, Neil Lancaster explains why.

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How my business benefited from R&D tax relief and EIS

Here, Richard Stewart, founder of Untangl.co.uk, discusses how his company benefitted from R&D tax relief and EIS, and how yours can too.


Are you aware of capital allowance tax relief?

Just under half of SME businesses that own a commercial property have not been alerted to ‘Capital Allowances’ tax relief by their accountants.

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Tax relief: Avoid the two common pitfalls that can disqualify you

Lelsey Stalker looks at two recent tax tribunal cases that demonstrate how the tax aspects of a transaction can be overlooked, and the qualifying criteria for entrepreneurs’ relief can be inadvertently breached.

Accounts & Tax

Get clued up on your tax relief and save money

In this piece, in association with Boost Capital, we look at some of the things small businesses can and cannot claim for.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks