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SMEs face lean cashflow months

1 Mar 2016

A study by Hitachi Capital Finance has revealed that the UK’s small businesses can expect three tough periods in 2016 when cashflow will be restricted.

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Are you ready for the upcoming changes to dividends?

1 Mar 2016

Dividends have been a very tax-efficient way of making savings in National Insurance Contributions (NIC) and Income Tax contributions for a number of years, with many business owners and shareholders choosing a smaller salary, plus an additional remuneration package paid

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Cap on workplace pension contributions sparks concerns

1 Mar 2016

Some of the UK’s biggest companies are said to be preparing to impose a £10,000 a year cap on workplace pension contributions; a sharp reduction from the current £40,000 annual allowance.

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Changes to the buy-to-let property market

1 Mar 2016

The buy-to-let market is set to change following Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement last November that landlords would pay a three per cent Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge, with effect from 1 April 2016. In addition, mortgage interest tax relief changes,

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What would Brexit mean for UK SMEs?

1 Mar 2016

According to a report called The New Internationals from commercial insurer RSA, the UK’s SMEs are EU-dependent, with 82 per cent seeing European markets as important to their future growth. Some 52 per cent say it is very important whilst

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