All posts by John Hoskin

Budget 2015 Summary

With the possible exception of measures for savers, it’s fair to say the budget was a relatively uneventful one and was broadly fiscally neutral, with little in the way of pre-election giveaways. This is unsurprising […]

Budget 2015 & Employment Status Review

Next Wednesday, George Osborne will stand up and make the last budget speech of this parliament. The proximity of the budget to the general election makes it far harder to predict than is often the case, with […]

Resilient tech sector is ‘superstar’ of UK economy

A report recently released by KPMG showed how well the tech sector and start-up tech companies are still doing, despite fears of a slow down towards the end of last year. The Q3 2014 survey […]

Pensions: more exciting than you thought?

Tax year-end not far off You may be a long way off retirement but the end of the tax year is only a couple of months away, on 5 April. Investing in a pension remains […]

Autumn Statement

Inevitably, given the stage we are at in the political cycle, yesterday’s Autumn Statement was heavily politically charged and full of a whole raft of detailed claims and figures, particularly in relation to the delivery […]

HMRC Bank Raid Powers Revised

Controversial plans, first announced in the 2014 Budget, that allow HMRC to raid bank accounts and take overdue tax, have been softened by the Treasury, after coming under sustained criticism from banks, accountants, MPs, debt […]

IR35 Business Entity Tests to be scrapped

HMRC’s IR35 Business Entity Tests (BET), used to supposedly identify whether given contract engagements were at risk of being caught by IR35 or not, is to be withdrawn. The test was introduced in 2012 and […]

Homeworking and Digital Traders

We thought it worth a very brief signpost to some new initiatives that could help two specific groups of typical small business or freelancer… Digital Traders Historically, businesses within the EU, that are supplying goods […]