Annual Investment Allowance

The most generous tax allowance presently available to businesses that encourages direct investment in new plant, equipment and commercial vehicles, is the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA). If you buy qualifying assets you can write off the expenditure against your taxable profits in the same accounting period. The present limit to this allowance is generous, £500,000. […]

Queens Award for Enterprise 2015

All of this year’s (2015) winners are UK businesses leading the way in international trade, innovation and sustainable development in a broad range of sectors including car manufacturing, education, software design and fashion. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) unveiled the 141 winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and 6 individual recipients […]

The following tax changes came into effect Monday 6 April 2015

Following on from our previous blog posting: tax changes that were effective from 1 April 2015 (and that mainly affected Companies), we have included below tax changes that affect individuals from 6 April 2015, the start of the 2015-16 tax year. Individuals over the age of 55 have flexible access to their defined contribution pension […]

The following tax changes came into effect Wednesday 1 April 2015

The Corporation Tax rate has been reduced to 20% The new Diverted Profits Tax has been introduced The bank levy has increased from 0.156% to 0.21% Air Passenger Duty has been restructured – abolishing bands C and D Hospice charities, blood bikes, search and rescue, and air ambulance charities will be eligible for VAT refunds […]