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HMRC’s Digital Services are to be transformed. . .

 HMRC’s Digital Services are to be transformed by £200 million of Government investment, as taxpayers get direct access to their tax affairs   By April 2015, up to two million people will be able to take control of their tax affairs through their own online accounts, HMRC announced today. Nearly five million small businesses will…

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Registering for self-employment and Self Assessment

Registering for self-employment and Self Assessment   Thinking of setting up your own business or considering self-employment? Follow this 10-step guide to setting up as a sole trader. 1. Getting started: registering as self employed If you are newly self-employed, or are just starting up your own business you will need to let HM Revenue…

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Pensions – the latest on auto-enrolment

Pensions – the latest on auto-enrolment Pensions auto-enrolment is coming, and being ready to comply before its introduction on 1 October 2012 is vital for all businesses in the UK. Understanding what your duties are as an employer can help you prepare for auto enrolment. What is auto-enrolment? Auto-enrolment will mean qualifying employees will need…

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Top 8 tricks to stop payroll driving you mad

Top 8 tricks to stop payroll driving you mad – how to manage your employees’ money as you expand Payroll is typically the number one concern for many small business owners worried about getting it right. But it needn’t be difficult – here are our 8 top tips to make payroll easier. 1. Know your…

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