On 22 November 2023, Jeremy Hunt delivered the ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’. The Chancellor is keen to stimulate economic growth and highlighted 110 measures for businesses. In addition, there were significant statements relating to National Insurance changes and also the reform of work-related state benefits.
Benefits-in-kind can feel like a minefield for business owners. In this blog we will tell you what you need to know, what you need to do, and show that it is possible to reward your team for doing a brilliant job without being taxed for it!
From the 2023/2024 tax year onwards, the self assessment threshold for taxpayers will rise to £150,000 as long as your only income is via PAYE. This means that you only need to submit a self assessment tax return if your income exceeds £150,000 or you receive income from sources. Other sources of income include but are not limited to self employment income over £1000, dividends, high income child benefit, or rental income.
Accountants play a vital role in preventing serious crimes like human trafficking by being watchful and reporting suspicious financial activities. HB Accountants are serious about this responsibility. Strengthening our team and building a vigilant workforce is paramount. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory part of our commitment to professional ethics. We ensure our team stays well-informed by using resources such as the ICAEW‘s AML educational drama, “All Too Familiar.”
Finance directors of growth businesses, like you, are constantly faced with the challenge of steering the financial ship toward greater prosperity. To help you navigate this dynamic journey, let’s delve into how partnering with the right accountant, can be a game-changer for your role and your business’s success.
On 1st April each year, all minimum wage rates are increased. This includes all National Minimum Wages rates and the National Living Wage rate. By law, your employer must pay a minimum amount on average for the hours you work. This is called the:
- National Living Wage (NLW) if you’re aged 23 or over
- National Minimum Wage (NMW) if you’re aged under 23 or an apprentice
With the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, some businesses have started to accept crypto payments. Accepting crypto works well for some companies but how do you decide if it is right for your business? This blog will share some information that may help you to decide, although we always recommend taking professional advice before you adopt it as a new payment method.
Changes to UK tax rates and allowances are about to come into force. Be aware of key changes to the rates and allowances for the new tax year. Download our tax rate guide for up-to-date rates in the UK for the period 2023-2024
UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gave his Spring Budget yesterday telling MPs “the OBR is now forecasting that there will be no recession”. Worth noting, no extension was given to the super deduction tax which WILL now end 31 March ’23 and the planned Corporation Tax rate increase IS going ahead from April ’23
Your personal affairs, your family and business affairs, and your plans for the long term, need to be arranged as tax efficiently as possible. The period before the end of the tax year, on 5 April 2023, is the BEST time to do this. Make sure to check out our year end-tax planning guide 2022-23 – a must read, right now, to maximise the opportunities availableContinue reading