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The Remaining Tax Deadlines for 2014/2015

Now that we’re roughly halfway through the tax year, we thought it might be useful to look at the remaining tax deadlines for 2014/15. This includes those for businesses and the self-employed, and works as handy reminder of your fiscal responsibilities so bookmark this page if you’re often forgetting your deadlines. Setting reminders on your […]


Tax Relief for Intellectual Property and R&D

The Government’s Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth is as follows: “Innovation is the development of new products, services and processes, which may be based on cutting edge research. Improving the UK’s innovation performance is an essential component of the Government’s growth plan. “A large body of evidence shows that innovative economies are more productive […]


Tax Avoidance: From Google to Gary Barlow

In recent years the news has been inundated with stories of tax avoidance, covering the tax planning practices of big corporates like Amazon, Google, Apple and Starbucks to specific avoidance schemes like Liberty and Icebreaker, whose many high-profile clients have been publicly named. Gary Barlow, George Michael and Katie Melua have all been subjects of […]


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 […]

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