Accountancy Blog

National insurance planning

An overview of the types of national insurance and advice on how to make sure you don’t pay too much.

Since its introduction in 1911, national insurance (NI) has changed from a form of protection against ill-health and unemployment to include a wider range of benefits.

Today it helps people build entitlement to the state pension and other state benefits including the maternity allowance and incapacity benefit. More…

Apprenticeship training costs

Employers with 50 employees or fewer will have up to 100% of their apprenticeship training costs funded by the government.

The government has announced more details about its apprenticeship programme and the funding that will be available to businesses that take on apprentices.

The proposals relate to the reform of apprentice funding in May 2017. More…