Have you claimed the cash benefit your R&D can deliver?

A common misconception about the additional tax relief available to companies undertaking Research and Development (‘R&D’) activities is that it is only available for companies that are in high tech or scientific industries. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Public Sector Special Severance Payments (SSP)

The Treasury has issued new guidance which relates to 'Special Severance Payments' (SSPs) made by public sector employers to their employees.

National Insurance increase - Is this the beginning of a slippery slope of tax rises?

National Insurance Contributions

Surviving current and future challenges in Construction

After trading through the uncertainty of 2020, Scotland's construction sector is not out of the woods yet.  

Data Analytics: the future is already here

If you type “What is the future of audit?” into Google (other search engines are available) there are a range of themes and opinions evident. One prediction is the break-up of the dominance held by the global audit firms leading to increased competitiveness. Another is the shifting of stakeholder expectations from the traditional mantra of auditors being “watchdogs and not bloodhounds” in the wake of numerous high-profile failures. There is also the concern that the audit process does not add value because it is too focused on the past.

Tax relief for those who have to work from home

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have had to work from home. As a result, more employees than ever have claimed tax relief for the 2020/21 tax year for the additional costs incurred as a direct result of working from home. As the pandemic has continued into the current year, is likely that many employees will also be eligible to make a claim for relief in the 2021/22 tax year. Employees who have been required to work from home, even if only for one day, are entitled to claim tax relief. This relief is not, however, available to those who choose to work from home.

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