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UK Export Finance doubles limit to £10m for traders

UK Export Finance doubles limit to £10m for traders

Small businesses looking to access funding to expand their exporting opportunities can now fast-track their applications with UK Export Finance, the Government’s export credit agency, and apply for twice the previous amount. The limit available now is £10m. The move...

Exporters must make declarations on a new system from March 30

Exporters must make declarations on a new system from March 30

Any trader making export declarations needs to move to a new HMRC system from March 30 this year. The CHIEF system is being fully replaced by the Customs Declaration System, and anyone who has been using the old system will now have to move across. There has been a...

End of tax year planning starts now – use up any allowances

End of tax year planning starts now – use up any allowances

Now is the time to start thinking about your end-of-year tax planning while there is still time to maximise the benefit of any allowances you haven’t used yet this tax year. The end of the current tax year is April 5, 2024, and there are various tax breaks you want to...

Rumours circulate over HMRC crackdown on eBay and Etsy sales

Rumours circulate over HMRC crackdown on eBay and Etsy sales

Rumours have been circulating online that HMRC is set to crack down on tax avoidance on sales of goods on the likes of eBay and Etsy, but the basic rules haven’t changed, and anyone who was trading on one of these sites should always have been declaring their earnings...

BoE base rate rises – has your business account kept up?

BoE base rate rises – has your business account kept up?

The Bank of England (BoE) has raised rates 13 times in a row to June this year, with the base rate reaching 5% - a level not seen since 2008 at the height of the financial crisis. Mortgage rates and loan rates have risen alongside the base rate, but savings rates have...

P11D and P11D(b) forms must be filed online by July 6

P11D and P11D(b) forms must be filed online by July 6

P11D and P11D(b) forms from April 6, 2023, now need to be filed online by July 6 following a rule change from HMRC. If employers need to make amendments to any returns that have already been filed, these should also be made online through a new form via...

Budget round-up – what’s changed and how it might affect you

Budget round-up – what’s changed and how it might affect you

The latest Budget on March 15 was a mix of wins and losses for people and companies around the country, with some considerable changes for pensions and the highest rate taxpayers thrown in. The personal allowances for the 2023/24 tax year were largely frozen once...

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