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Companies House Fee Increase

From 1 May 2024 it has been confirmed that Companies House are increasing their fees. Companies House fees are often…

Global Market Commentary – 2 February 2024

A Steady Start to 2024 -
The year has begun on a tentative footing following the excesses of November and December, when asset prices galloped higher. Investors have paused to reflect on the ‘wall of worry’ that is said to accompany most bull markets. 

Bank of England – Business Update

13 February 2024

HMRC makes child benefit digital for new parents

A change to the child benefit claims process means it can now be done entirely online through the government’s…

Misinformation around tax on ‘side hustles’

It was widely and incorrectly reported last week (w/c 8 Jan), that new reporting rules for digital platforms was…

Changes to National Insurance contributions – 6 January 2024

In his 2023 Autumn statement the Chancellor’s giveaway came in the form of a cut to National Insurance rather…

Scotland vs England – A Taxpayer Comparison

The Institute of Charted Accountants Scotland (ICAS) has made an interesting and very useful comparison of the 2023/24 Scottish…

Global Market Commentary – New Year’s Review

Investors enter 2024 with optimism -
Global stocks closed 2023 with their fourth largest annual return of the last twenty years. But those gains mostly came from a narrow group. The seven largest companies in the US - Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Nvidia, Facebook & Tesla – returned a colossal 111% on average.

One month to go…

Self-Assessment deadline 31st January Countdown for 5.7 million customers to file their tax return With less than a month…

Scottish Budget 2024/25

The Scottish Budget plans for 2024/25 were announced by the new Scottish Finance Secretary, Shona Robison, on 19 December 2023 and included a new income tax band for higher earners in Scotland.

Introducing PayCircle – a new cloud-based payroll platform

We are thrilled to bring you the latest update from Greaves West & Ayre's payroll department. In our ongoing pursuit of excellence and innovation, we are excited to announce that we are adopting a new cloud-based payroll platform – PayCircle. This transition is set to enhance the way clients manage their payroll, making it more accessible and secure than ever before.

Car vs Van – Benefit in Kind implications

If you are considering purchasing a company car, it is important to understand the benefit in kind (BIK) implications. The BIK rules tax any private benefit a director or employee receives from the company. For any vehicle, you need to determine if it is classed as a car or a van.