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The difference between staff and client entertaining

Dave Hedges

18 July 2018

HMRC currently has its spotlight on staff and business entertaining, just in time for the summer season, when lots of businesses may be thinking about holding client functions or staff away days. It is therefore important to understand that they … Read More >>

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More change for P11Ds

Rio Brookes-Gibbs

23 May 2018

With the 2017/18 tax year now over, it is time for employers to turn their attention to reporting the expenses and benefits that they have provided to their staff on forms P11D. The deadline for reporting to HMRC is 6 … Read More >>

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Formula 1 technology and urban driving – who is leading the way?

Dave Hedges

22 February 2018

It has long been understood that Formula 1 has been a leader in accelerating motor technology on the track. Whilst this has helped increase speeds and the success and popularity of the sport, a clear and positive spin off has … Read More >>

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Is the Apprenticeship Levy diminishing the learn-as-you-earn industry?

Rio Brookes-Gibbs

02 January 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into force on 6 April 2017 with the aim of creating three million new apprenticeships by 2020. But instead of increasing numbers, it seems that apprenticeship employment has dropped since the introduction of the Levy. Is … Read More >>

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Budget 2017: charging up interest in electric

Dave Hedges

22 November 2017

The Chancellor has finished delivering the first “Autumn Budget” of its kind and it was pleasing to see that there was some progress in the drive to go electric, as well as future promises to address employee travel and reimbursement … Read More >>

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Tis the season for entertaining

Dave Hedges

05 December 2016

December has begun and with it the party planning, present wrapping and some well-earned time off. If you are thinking of treating your employees to a little extra this Christmas, then you might be pleased to know that you could … Read More >>

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Plans to curb salary sacrifice will see loss of employee perks

Dave Hedges

28 November 2016

The Autumn Statement promised to be a “new leaf” for the new Government and the Chancellor certainly didn’t disappoint in his delivery. One of the things that particularly stood out for me was the proposed changes to salary sacrifice arrangements … Read More >>

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Driving the costs of company fuel: what can you claim?

Dave Hedges

29 February 2016

The use of a company vehicle where an employer also provides fuel can result in an expensive and unwanted tax cost for the unwary. For example, does the company provide a fuel card to its company car users and if … Read More >>

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Have you P11D’d your Christmas Turkey?

Hayley Perkin

It’s good to give at Christmas and your hardworking staff will appreciate the gesture of a tax free gift.  But before you treat your team, it pays to check HMRC guidelines as the line between what is categorised as tax-free … Read More >>

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Drivers in a spin: What could your Benefit in Kind cost you over the lifetime of your lease?

Paul Nixon

11 November 2015

In July, my colleague wrote a blog which is available on the Wilkins Kennedy website comparing the benefit of an electric car against a more standard diesel and how many businesses were catching on with selecting them as vehicles of … Read More >>

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