Businesses that flout their workplace pension duties face being subjected to random spot-checks by the Pensions Regulator. Employers that provide details to HMRC are having that data cross-referenced by the watchdog in an attempt to identify non-compliance with auto-enrolment. The checks are designed to identify businesses that are failing to enrol eligible staff into a… Continue reading Untitled

The risks of a tax investigation

Will HMRC come knocking on your door? It’s a fact – humans are bad at assessing risk. We’re terrified of things that rarely happen (plane crashes, power station meltdowns) but relatively blasé about things that are statistically more likely to harm us, such as unwashed lettuce. The likelihood of HMRC swooping to investigate your business’s… Continue reading The risks of a tax investigation

Have you made a will?

Most people don’t like to think about their own mortality, but planning for the future is important to ensure your property, money and possessions are distributed the way you intend. Writing a legally valid will is an essential part of this, and can provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Despite this,… Continue reading Have you made a will?

Are the higher pension costs hitting your business?

Startups and the smallest businesses are having to absorb higher pension costs as the new tax year gets under way. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) warned that the doubling of minimum employer contributions into workplace pensions from 6 April 2018 will “hit the very smallest firms and startups the hardest”.