Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dividend Tax changes April 2016

It was bound to happen some time... At present there are considerable savings in National Insurance contributions to be made if a minimal amount is paid as salary and any balance of a remuneration package is paid as dividends (particularly for shareholder directors of private limited companies). From April 2016, the NIC status of dividends is not changing and therefore Continue Reading
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R & D boost for smaller businesses

In a major boost for pioneering small businesses, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, recently launched a new plan outlining how government will make it easier for small businesses investing in research and development to claim tax relief. The two-year plan, which is a response to an HMRC consultation, aims to increase take-up of research and development (R&D) Continue Reading
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