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Six Tax Tips for Startups and Small Businesses

So you’re ready to start your own business. You’ve decided on a legal structure (limited company, sole trader etc.) and registered with Companies House. You’ve got the logo design, the staff and maybe, just maybe, your first few clients. You might have already had recourse to the advice of a specialist startup accountant like Alexander […]


Alexander & Co: Accredited Growth Vouchers Provider

Alexander & Co. are an accredited provider of the government’s Growth Vouchers scheme, which aims to help UK small businesses get the advice and support they need to succeed. As part of a £30m initiative, launched in January, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills is giving startups and SMEs up to £2000 in matched […]


Budget Report March 2014

Contents For quick navigation through this post, please click on the links below. Introduction Budget Highlights Business Tax & Investment Incentives Capital Taxes Duties National Minimum Wage (NMW) Income Tax and Personal Savings Value Added Tax Tax and Travel National Insurance Contributions (NICs) Introduction This Report, which was written immediately after the Chancellor of the […]


Tax Rates Centre 2014

Contents Introduction Income Tax Capital Gains Tax Corporation Tax Capital Allowances Value Added Tax Inheritence Tax Vehicle Benefits Mileage Allowances National Insurance Contributions Key Dates and Deadlines Pension Premiums Charitable Giving Savings and Investments Some Useful Rates Stamp Taxes Introduction Our Tax Rates Centre provides a summary of some of the essential tax rates, dates […]


Commercial Property Buyers, Ensure You Get Your Capital Allowances!

In April 2014, changes to the capital allowances requirements for commercial property buyers will come into effect. Capital allowances are an invaluable form of tax relief when it comes to the construction or second-hand purchase of commercial property. One such change is to the rules regarding  commercial property with plant and machinery fixtures. Currently a […]


Changes to Principal Private Residence Relief

April 2014 will see changes to the rules surrounding Principal Private Residence (PPR) relief. In the past, individuals who sold a property that had been their main or sole residence (PPR) would not pay capital gains tax on gains that accrued in the last 36 months of their ownership, even if they lived in another […]

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