Firms told to guard against MTD complacency

VAT-registered businesses in the UK are being urged not to panic with little over a week to go until Making Tax Digital (MTD) comes into force. The warning comes from a joint digitalisation strategy working group that consists of members from the Association of...

Apprenticeship starts fall by a quarter

The number of people starting apprenticeships has fallen by 26% since the Government's reforms to the apprenticeship system, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). In April 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) introduced several changes to the...

1 month left to payroll employee benefits and expenses

Employers have one month left to register online to put expenses and benefits through payroll for the 2019/20 tax year, ahead of the deadline on 5 April 2019. Payrolling benefits in kind means most employee benefits can be taxed through payroll instead of through the...

1 in 4 SMEs say revenue ‘fluctuates wildly’

More than a quarter of small businesses experience large variations in their revenue throughout the year, according to research from Direct Line for Business. In a survey of 500 senior decision-makers at small and medium-sized businesses in the UK, 26% said their...