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Directors Salary from April 2021

From 6 April 2021, we recommend directors take a monthly salary of £737. This salary ensures you receive a “qualifying year” of National Insurance Contributions…Read More

Business rates relief boosted with new £1.5bn fund

A new Business Rates relief fund of £1.5 billion for businesses affected by COVID-19 outside the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors has been announced with…Read More

Making Tax Digital & Digital links – are you ready for phase 2?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) Phase two with digital links is fast approaching and businesses need to act now if they haven’t already done so or…Read More

Tax avoidance schemes targeting middle earners

A new report by The Sunday Times suggests that more workers are being tied to tax avoidance schemes, whether they like it or not. As…Read More

Year-End Payroll Checklist for 2020/21

If you run your own payroll, it is time to look at this payroll checklist for the current year and key changes affecting payroll for…Read More

Xero Making Tax Digital Update – February 2021

Following the news that all VAT registered businesses must be signed up to Making Tax Digital (MTD) by April 2022, Xero has been working on…Read More

Local Restrictions Support Grants Guide – England

The Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG (Closed) If you have had to close your business due to the national lockdown that began on 5 January…Read More

Get ready for the “off-payroll” IR35 working rules

Large or medium-sized organisations that are paying workers via personal service companies (PSC) or agencies will need to operate new off-payroll IR35 procedures from 6…Read More

SEISS Fourth Grant Conditions and Eligibility

In the recent Budget, the Chancellor has set out further support for the self-employed. In addition to the upcoming SEISS fourth grant, there will also…Read More

Changes to CJRS from July 2021

The following guide outlines Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) changes between July and September 2021. The level of grant available to employers under the scheme…Read More

VAT deferred due to COVID-19: how to pay

A lot of businesses took advantage of the government’s offer to defer payment of VAT due between 20 March and 30 June 2020. However, these…Read More

Pre April 2021 year-end tax planning tips

The tax year-end is nearly here – 5th April. Now is a great time to review your financial and tax position to make sure you…Read More

My apprenticeship at Cardens Accountants #NAW21

Apprentice Bookkeeper Luke Wells joined Cardens Accountants in October 2020. As part of National Apprentice Week 2021: Build The Future, Luke shares his journey as…Read More

Film & TV Production Restart Scheme protects 20,000 jobs

Many film and television productions have been paused during the pandemic due to a lack of insurance against Coronavirus-related losses, such as filming delays when…Read More

HMRC to improve tax enquiry communications

HMRC has defended the extent of its powers to recover tax but commits to improving communications to ensure taxpayers understand their rights and obligations –…Read More

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