Proposed NIC rise has been dropped!

As mentioned in the recent Budget, the Chancellor had intended to increase the Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NIC). The NI rate for the self-employed (Class 4) was meant to increase from 9% to 10% in April 2018, followed by another rise to 11% in April 2019. This would have brought NIC for the self-employed more in line with … Continue reading Proposed NIC rise has been dropped!

2017 Budget Review

Following on from the Chancellor's first and last Spring Budget, we are pleased to provide you with our summary of the key announcements, along with our tax tables for the 2017/18 tax year: The main changes include: The tax-free dividend allowance will be reduced from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018. Class 4 national insurance contributions … Continue reading 2017 Budget Review

Deadline Dates – April 2015

1 April 2015 Payment of corporation tax liabilities for SMEs account period ended 30 June 2014 where payment is not made by instalments. Reduction in main rate of corporation tax to 20%. Small profits rate is abolished except for ring-fence profits. Change to emission thresholds for business cars (zero rate ends). Application to defer Class … Continue reading Deadline Dates – April 2015

National Insurance – A Class Act

National Insurance was introduced in the UK as long ago as 1911, initially as a contributory fund to provide benefits in the event of incapacity due to sickness or unemployment. Over the years, the scheme has been broadened to include provision of a wide range of social security benefits, and, in particular, as a way of … Continue reading National Insurance – A Class Act