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From April 2019, the National Assembly for Wales will be able to vary the rates of income tax payable by Welsh taxpayers.

Universal Credit and self employment

The government has published a report, Universal Credit: supporting self-employment which considers the issues faced by self-employed claimants.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been in the news recently as increasing numbers of people have been looking to make money through buying and selling this new ‘cryptocurrency.’ But what is bitcoin? Can it make a good investment?

Is it a car – or is it a van?

In terms of tax, providing employees with a vehicle which fits within the definition of a van, rather than a car, can be very worthwhile. This is equally relevant to company directors, who are also treated as company employees. A recent tax case sheds interesting light on how cars and vans are defined for income tax purposes.

Pensions auto-enrolment: the story continues

‘As an employer you provide the teabags … But you’re also responsible for providing a workplace pension … It’s the law.’ All employers now have responsibilities under the pensions auto enrolment (AE) regime, as this reminder from the Pensions Regulator (TPR) shows. Anyone employing at least one person is classed as an employer, and must put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it.

Is your business owed money?

The ‘scourge of late payment’ was specifically mentioned in the government’s Spring Statement this year. There is government consultation in the pipeline, but with 20% of small businesses running into cash flow difficulties because their bills are paid late, December 2017 saw a new service launched to help.

It is now over a year since the government introduced the new trading and property allowances (TAPAs); but what exactly are they and how could you benefit from them? Whittingham Riddell’s Tax Director, James Clark, explains more.

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