Business

Insider: November 2019

Messages aim to promote pension saving to the self-employed A government-backed pension provider is trialling emotive messages to nudge sole traders to start retirement saving. The messages from NEST aim to persuade the self-employed to sign up...

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Capital gains tax planning

Capital gains tax planning Tax changes to private residences for 2020/21. From 6 April 2020, HMRC is proposing three significant changes which will potentially increase the capital gains tax paid on the disposal of any residential property by an...

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Protecting a business from fraud

Protecting your business from fraud Steps to shield your firm from threats. Fraud costs the UK around £190 billion a year, with businesses bearing almost three quarters – £140bn – of those losses. This worrying picture is backed up by the 2019...

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IR35 in the private sector

IR35 in the private sector Key considerations for contractors before April 2020. Large and medium-sized organisations have just six months left to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are due to extend to the private sector...

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Property as an investment for landlords

Property as an investment for landlords With low interest rates, property remains attractive. As the global financial crisis began to bite in 2008, central banks in several nations took action, attempting to shock the world economy back to life...

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Insider: October 2019

Most VAT-registered businesses are signed up for Making Tax Digital Almost three quarters (74%) of VAT-registered firms signed up for Making Tax Digital (MTD) before the second stagger deadline last month. HMRC’s figures showed that over 230,000...

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Insider: September 2019

Treasury to review tapered annual allowance as dispute rumbles on The Treasury has announced it will review the tapered annual allowance for pensions, following calls to abolish it. The amount of pension contributions that can be made tax-free in...

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The numerous quirks and foibles of VAT

Insight into VAT’s barnacles of complexity. Are Jaffa Cakes biscuits or, as the name implies, cakes? This question is one of the most famous examples of the kind of debate that happens frequently in the world of VAT because precise definitions...

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The construction industry scheme

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SCHEME Few sectors have such an impact in the UK as the construction industry. It not only provides the fabric of our nation – the places where we live and work – but also underpins our entire economy. And upcoming changes...

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OXON Insider: Newsletter AUG 2019

DEMAND FOR DIGITAL SKILLS AMONG BUSINESSES TIPPED TO ‘SKYROCKET’ Businesses could be set to face an increasing talent gap in the coming years as demand for digital skills continues to rise. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said 67% of...

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