Budget 2016 – Key points for small businesses

At 1.30pm on Wednesday 16 March, 2016, George Osborne delivered his eighth Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The overall headlines include the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks from 2017, extra funding for schools to have longer days and a downward revision of growth forecasts for the UK, but what did Budget 2016 bring for small businesses?

Here are the main points that affect business owners, both self-employed and limited company directors; (more…)

Business Taxation – What are the main taxes?

Review of business taxes

Small businesses, and the individuals who run them, are subject to a wide array of taxes – from Corporation Tax to National Insurance.

Here is an overview of the main UK business taxes you will encounter as a business owner, together with links to our more in-depth guides.
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What is Entrepreneurs’ Relief?

Entrepreneur’s Relief can help business owners to cut the amount of Capital Gains Tax they need to pay when selling their business.

It was announced in the 2016 Budget that Entrepreneur’s Relief  would be extended to external investors in ‘unlisted trading companies’ from April 2016.

Here’s a guide for business owners explaining what Entrepreneur’s Relief is, how you qualify for the relief and what you need to do to claim it. (more…)