Posts Tagged ‘tax’

SEIS Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 16:52 11 Comments

As promised the chancellor has confirmed in his March budget documents that there will be a Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) starting from 6th April 2012, although it didn’t get a mention in his actual speech. Just to clarify for anyone confused by the similarity of SEIS with an existing scheme, there is already an [...]

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Enterprise Zones – what are they and will they help?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11:47 7 Comments

Enterprise Zones are the latest government incentive to get businesses growing. Within the Enterprise Zone you can get superfast broadband, lower rates & taxes, and low levels of regulation & planning controls. That can only be a good thing – right? A great encouragement for younger companies who may otherwise struggle to reach critical mass. [...]

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Spot checks by tax inspectors

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 14:52 3 Comments

I wonder if anyone you know has been the victim of these? Various business journals have been mentioning for some time that the Inland Revenue has decided to target small companies. On the belief that such businesses would have poor record keeping and so would be able to have more tax squeezed out of them. [...]

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Little known advantages of owning a business.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:42 1 Comment

Yesterday’s budget reminded me that there are still considerable tax benefits to owning your own business, beyond the normal personal tax choices of taking salary, or dividends. The Chancellor has for a start not only continued with the Entrepreneur Relief Rate of 10% but expanded it up to a value of £5M. Now many entrepreneurs [...]

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