Month: April 2019

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Employing family, younger persons or volunteers

The following notes set out some of the factors you will need to consider if you are considering employing members of your family, younger workers or volunteers in your business. If you hire family members you must: avoid special treatment...

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Investing in new equipment?

For most of us in business the recent, and continuing, Brexit fiasco has meant that making meaningful investment decisions has proved to be problematic. What will our future trading relationship with Europe look like and how will that affect our...

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When do you pay capital gains tax?

If you personally disposed of an asset that is subject to a capital gains tax (CGT) charge, at any time during the tax year ending 5 April 2019, any CGT due will need to be paid 31 January 2020. Accordingly,...

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What is a Debt Relief Order?

The first Debt Relief Order (DRO) was approved 10 years ago in April 2009 with the aim of assisting people with small levels of assets and little surplus income deal with their debts*. Since then, the Insolvency Service has approved...

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Retaining business records

Sole traders If you are self-employed, and obliged to submit a self-assessment tax return, you must keep your tax records for at least five years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year. For example, if you...

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