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Changes to the rules on Directors’ Loans

1 Jun 2016

The rate of tax on Directors’ Loans increased at the start of the financial year, on 6 April 2016, from 25 per cent to 32.5 per cent of any amount loaned to a shareholder during the previous accounting year, which

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Credit ratings under threat from unaudited accounts

3 May 2016

Under changes introduced by the Government in January, companies can now legally opt out of auditing their accounts if they fall below the £10.2 million statutory threshold, but they may risk their credit ratings by doing so. Ratings agency Graydons

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Personal Service Companies in the Public Sector

3 May 2016

The rules on using Personal Service Companies (PSCs) in the public sector are set to undergo a radical overhaul in 2017. The responsibility for deciding whether the intermediaries legislation applies will move from the person working through their own company

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Changes to Employment Allowance

3 May 2016

Significant changes to Employment Allowance that were first announced by the Chancellor in his 2015 Budget came into effect at the start of the new financial year on 6 April. While the maximum reduction to employers’ Class 1 National Insurance

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New rules on Entrepreneurs’ Relief

3 May 2016

The Chancellor announced new rules on Entrepreneurs’ Relief in this year’s Budget, lessening some of the challenging restrictions he introduced last year. However, this year’s changes look set to lead to problems of their own. Entrepreneurs’ Relief was firmly in

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