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

Business groups set out Spring Budget priorities

Business groups have outlined their priorities for businesses and the economy ahead of the 2017 Spring Budget.  In a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) called on the government to ‘back business’s growth ambitions’ to help build prosperity across the UK, and to work alongside firms to ‘prioritise stability’ during … Continue reading Business groups set out Spring Budget priorities