At Holden Associates we are pleased to announce we are now an AAT accredited employer for the purpose of training AAT accountancy students.
Auto Enrolment Pension Contribution Rates are going up from 6 April 2018. The new rates are: Employee minimum contribution rises from 1% to 3% Employers minimum contribution rises from 1% to 2%
The National Minimum Wage and Living Wage are going up from 1 April 2018. The new rates are: Apprentice rate rises from £3.50 to £3.70 Under 18 rises from £4.05 to £4.20 18 to 20 year olds rate rises from £5.60 to £5.90 21 to 24 year olds rate rises from £7.05 to £7.38; and […]
I have decided to write a personal posting, we tend to use our blog for Accountants updates such as Budget Reports etc, our social media, twitter, facebook etc tend to add a modicum of marketing to the mix, but it has occurred to me no one knows what is happening in our small business! So, […]
On Wednesday 22nd November 2017 the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget, for our overview please click here.
HMRC advisory fuel rates have remained constant for some time, again we see little movement from 1 September 2017. Remember, advisory fuel rates only apply for: reimbursement of employees for business travel in the company car; or the requirement of an employee to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. HMRC accept there […]
On 8 March 2017 the Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first Budget Report, and sadly his actions did not accord with his words, he talks about making the UK the best place to set to set up and build a business while at the same time heaping even more pain on the self-employed and small […]
HMRC advisory fuel rates have remained constant, except for petrol and LPG engines over 2000cc. Remember, advisory fuel rates only apply for: reimbursement of employees for business travel in the company car; or the requirement of an employee to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. HMRC accept there is no tax advantage […]
In his debut, Autumn Statement 2016, the Chancellor announced plans that will continue to negatively impact small business, it looks like we have yet another anti-small business government. The highlights of the Autumn Statement 2016 are: A new higher VAT flat rate for ‘service-based’ businesses – aka contractors From 1st April 2017, “businesses with limited […]
Small Business owners need just as much help and support from their accountants as the likes of Tesco, in fact in many cases, more so. So many small business owners don’t use their accountant enough, often this is through fear of the cost. It’s true that nothing in life comes for free, but imagine if […]