Handpicked Accountants

S R Lynn & Co become Handpicked Accountants.  Read more.

Abolition of Class 2 National Insurance

The Government has delayed the abolition of Class 2 National Insurance until 6 April 2019.  Read more here.


Payment in Lieu of Notice changed from April 2018

Payment in Lieu of Notice will be taxable as of April 2018 – More details in Tracy’s blog. 

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When does a Business need to register for VAT? 

In her blog, Jo looks at VAT registration and items you can exclude when deciding if you need to register for VAT.

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Rent a Room Relief

Do you rent a room out in your home or run a Bed & Breakfast? Jo explains your options if you earn over the £7,500 tax free allowance set by HMRC.  Read Jo’s blog here. 

Does the income from my buy-to-let properties trigger Class 2 and Class 4 NIC liabilities?

Jo sets out, in her blog, a series of questions you should ask yourself to determine whether you should be paying Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance Contributions if you have buy-to-let properties.  

 Making Tax Digital – Update

The Government recently announced a new timetable for Making Tax Digital (MTD).  For more details click here.

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Auto Enrolment – changes and rate increases

Workplace pension rates from April 2018 and new employer obligations came into effect from October 2017 .  More info can be found on Jo and Tracy’s blogs.

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IR35 Employment Status

If you are a limited company contractor, it is important that you have considered the possibility that your company may be subject to IR35 legislation.  Read more in Corrine’s blog.

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The  Marriage Allowance will let you transfer £1,190 of your Personal Allowance to your partner. This is the amount of income people can get before paying tax.

To register your interest in the Married Couples Transferable Allowance with HMRC click here. 

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