Hydrate For Health Receives Queen’s Award For Enterprise

Bristol based company Hydrate for Health Ltd is celebrating after being named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success, in the category of Innovation. The award is in recognition of the impact their unique product, The Hydrant is having across the healthcare system.

The Hydrant is a simple, hands-free, drinking system designed to prevent dehydration in healthcare, making it easy for vulnerable people to drink without need of assistance.

Child Benefit Tax Charge

If you are unlucky to be caught by the new rules introduced on 7 January 2013 and are thinking of opting out from the “Child Benefit” regime altogether, then please reconsider.

Not claiming child benefit could mean that some State Pension entitlement could be lost.

All sleeping and limited partners and agents will pay NICs from 6 April

From 6 April 2013 sleeping and inactive limited partners will be required to pay Class 2 NICs and Class 4 NICs after reviewing its interpretation of the law, unless a sleeping or inactive limited partner is either under 16, over pension age, is granted the small earnings exception, is a married woman or widow with reduced liability, or claims deferment on account of other employments.

Some Overseas News

TAX AGREEMENTS ‒ Jersey and Guernsey agree automatic reporting to UK

Banks in Jersey and Guernsey will soon begin automatically reporting client information to the UK tax authorities, probably starting next year. As with the earlier Isle of Man agreement, UK residents are now being invited to disclose previously undeclared offshore accounts to HM Revenue and Customs with reduced penalties, though without guaranteed immunity from prosecution.