Firm News | April 3, 2018

Small Businesses ‘Hugely’ Embrace Apprenticeships

Small firms in England are positive about the value that apprenticeships bring to their workforce, a year after the apprenticeship levy was introduced in April 2017. According to a study by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the overwhelming majority of small business owners (96%) say they are likely to take on more apprentices in … Continued

Business News | March 14, 2018

R & D Incentives: How a Business Can Reap the Rewards of Innovation

Legislation was introduced some time ago now with the aim of encouraging businesses to increase investment in innovative activities, R&D tax reliefs offer significant benefits for businesses advancing science and technology. These reliefs significantly reduce the corporation tax bill, or if loss – making can generate tax credit repayments. However it is estimated that 10% … Continued

Tax News | April 16, 2018

Benefits in Kind (BiK) Reporting Revised From 6 April 2018

Employers need to report all BiKs including those under optional remuneration arrangements (OpRAs), to HMRC on form P11D from 6 April 2018, unless they are registered to voluntarily payroll benefits. OpRAs are where an employee gives up the right to an amount of earnings in return for a BiK and includes flexible benefit packages with … Continued

Charity News | March 20, 2018

BWM Charity Spring Update Seminar- Tuesday 24 April

BWM Chartered Accountants are hosting a Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 24 April from 9am. Full details are provided here. With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide the latest updates and share their expert opinions on some of the key topical issues: … Continued

Employer News | March 1, 2018

Are You Sure You or Your Workers Are Self-Employed?

Last year we reported that the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published a report calling on the Government to close the loopholes that allow “bogus” self-employment practices, which burden the welfare state but reduce the tax contributions needed to sustain it. Most of the people working for organisations such as such as Uber, … Continued

BWM Online News | April 3, 2018

Small Firms Not Ready For Data Protection Shake-Up

Small businesses are worryingly underprepared with little over a month to go before new data protection regulations are introduced. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) claims 33% of SMEs have not started preparing for the EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect on 25 May 2018. A similar number (35%) have only recently started … Continued

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