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Measuring business performance

Friday, November 10, 2017

What are the best ways to assess your firm’s performance? Changing market conditions make it more important than ever to measure your business’ performance on a regular basis.

Patent Box

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Reducing corporation tax due on patent income.

VAT and three-party transactions

Monday, October 09, 2017

VAT can get very complicated when there are three parties involved in a transaction.

This may happen in an agency situation where one party is arranging for the supply of goods or services in return for a commission, but it can also occur in other circumstances which are not so easy to recognise.


Managing automatic re-enrolment

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Over the last five years there has been a seismic shift in attitudes towards retirement saving.Auto-enrolment means workplace pensions are now regarded by many employees as a normal part of working life. 


The family home allowance

Friday, September 01, 2017

Not everyone’s a winner with the recently-introduced residence nil-rate band. Rising property prices have left more families being elevated to millionaire status and dealing with the inheritance tax (IHT) implications that come with it. The Treasury collected £4.6 billion from IHT in 2015/16, compared to £2.69 billion in 2010/11, to reflect a rising year-on-year trend. And that shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Buy-to-let property

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A guide for individual landlords on the recent tax changes. Whether you own one or 50 let properties, you need to be aware of the tax changes that have already started to take effect – and which will accelerate over the coming years.

Managing the digital revolution

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Ensuring the smoothest transition for your business.  Making Tax Digital (MTD) will mean most businesses and taxpayers access their tax affairs online through digital tax accounts in the near future. But what impact will MTD have on your business?

Planning your retirement

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Whatever your age, it’s never too late to start saving to retire. It’s more important than ever to start your retirement planning from an early age, however dull a prospect that may sound to younger generations

Salary or dividend?

Friday, June 30, 2017

What combination of salary and dividend should you take in 2017/18? 

As the owner and director of your own company, you can choose how and when to extract funds from your company. As almost all the funds you take out will create a tax charge in your hands, you may want to leave a proportion of the money in the company until you really need it. 

Spring Budget 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond described his first and last Spring Budget as one that “takes forward our plan to prepare Britain for a brighter future”.

Year End Tax Guide 2016/17

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The way in which tax charges (or tax relief, as appropriate) are applied depends upon individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.

Christmas Opening Hours

Friday, December 23, 2016

Everyone at Sadler Davies would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous and Healthy 2017!

​Small businesses offered alternative route to finance

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Small businesses that have been rejected for finance by banks may be matched with alternative finance providers under a government scheme.

Pension reforms could cost £5 billion

Saturday, November 05, 2016

The pension reforms introduced by George Osborne could cost £5 billion and push house prices up in the long term, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

Tax-free childcare to launch in 2017

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The government’s tax-free childcare scheme is due to launch in early 2017.
As part of the scheme, parents will be able to set up an online account with HMRC to pay for childcare with a registered provider.

VAT after Brexit

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What could happen to VAT after the UK has left the European Union?

New system to challenge business rates outlined

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A system to allow businesses to check and appeal business rates bills has been announced.

Property tax changes

Thursday, June 02, 2016

A 3% SDLT surcharge was introduced for purchases of additional residential properties from 1 April 2016. Similar changes were made to land and buildings transaction tax in Scotland.

How to trace lost pension pots

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

In a bid to help people locate their lost pension pots, the Pension Tracing Service has launched a new website.

Digital divide growing between businesses

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A growing divide is opening up between businesses that use digital technology and those that do not, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Lack of management skills limit business growth

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A lack of leadership and management skills may be inhibiting the growth of businesses.

A summary of announcements from the Budget 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pitched as a “Budget that puts the next generation first”, George Osborne’s speech contained a number of announcements aimed at helping people save for the future.

Digital tax accounts to replace annual tax return

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

HMRC has launched a digital accounts system for businesses and individual taxpayers. 

Higher stamp duty rates for buy-to-let property

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on additional properties such as buy-to-let investments and second homes will be 3 percentage points higher than current SDLT from April 2016.

Autumn Statement 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

George Osborne’s third economic statement of 2015 (and the fourth within 365 days) lacked the big surprises and headline grabbing announcements we’ve recently come to expect from these occasions. 

Private sector businesses hit record number

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The number of private sector businesses has reached a new record of 5.4 million, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced. 

Pension ‘top up’ introduced

Thursday, October 08, 2015

From 12 October 2015, eligible individuals will be able to begin topping up their state pension by up to £25 per week.

Digital tax accounts timeline overview

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

HMRC has revealed how it plans to introduce digital tax accounts over the course of the 2015/16 tax year.

Entrepreneurs' relief changes affect family businesses

Friday, August 07, 2015

Family businesses are being unfairly penalised by changes to entrepreneurs' relief (ER), according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Tax Faculty.

5 ways to make your business more productive

Thursday, August 06, 2015

While it's essential that government takes measures to improve the productivity of the economy as a whole, there are several ways business owners can improve the efficiency of their company

Government publishes productivity strategy

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

A plan to improve the productivity of UK businesses has been published by the Treasury.

Financial assets drive rise in household wealth

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Financial assets such as pensions and shares are driving a rise in household wealth, research by Lloyds Bank has suggested.

Financial assets drive rise in household wealth

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Financial assets such as pensions and shares are driving a rise in household wealth, research by Lloyds Bank has suggested.

Financial assets drive rise in household wealth

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Financial assets such as pensions and shares are driving a rise in household wealth, research by Lloyds Bank has suggested.

Deregulation tops small firms’ priority list

Friday, July 10, 2015

More than half of small business owners want the new Conservative government to prioritise reducing regulation, a survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed.

Auto-enrolment exemptions introduced

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Employers will no longer need to auto-enrol employees in certain circumstances after regulatory changes were introduced in April 2015.

Businesses delay capital investment

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Almost two thirds of UK businesses generated a cash surplus in the last tax year, according to research by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

SMEs in profit at 2007 levels

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Small businesses in the UK continue to be less productive compared to other countries, according to a report by the All Parliamentary Small Business Group.

The dawn of alternative finance

Monday, March 23, 2015

However, businesses are increasingly looking towards alternative sources of finance. 

Number of small firms hits record high

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

There are a record 5.2 million small irms in the UK, according to a government report.

Compliance costs SMEs

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

SMEs pay almost £10 billion in tax compliance costs each year, according to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Businesses lack mental health policies

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Three quarters of employers don’t have a workplace mental health policy, research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and YouGov has found.

Government proposals to tackle late payment

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Large companies could be forced to publish information about their payment practices, under government proposals designed to combat late payment.

Small Businesses plan growth for 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Small businesses are planning growth in 2015 but many are unaware of the inance options available to them, research by the British Business Bank has revealed.

Savers unaware of pension guidance service

Friday, January 02, 2015

More than half of over-40s do not know whether they will be eligible for the government’s free pension guidance service, research by Partnership has found.

Employees take advantage of flexible working

Friday, January 02, 2015

There is a high demand among employees for flexible working arrangements, research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research and Citrix has found.