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Changes on the horizon for PI cover

In March this year, the SRA published a consultation paper on its proposal to make some changes to compulsory professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for solicitors. This is not the first time that changes to cover have been proposed by the SRA. In November 2014,...

Millennials seek more pension support

In a survey conducted by Prudential, more than half of people under the age of 35 (millennials) want their employer to do more to explain pensions and benefits. The survey was completed by 1,178 millennials and showed that 24% of these people do not have a...

HMRC increases late tax payment rate

HMRC has increased the late payment rate from 3% to 3.25%, while the repayment rate remains frozen at 0.5% Tom Selby, a senior analyst at investment platform AJ Bell thought that this was “grossly unfair”, commenting: “It seems grossly unfair for HMRC to...

UK set for weakest growth since 2009

The lack of progress on the UK’s trade and investment negotiations with the EU has led ICAEW to slash its 2018 GDP growth forecast for the UK from 1.7% to 1.3% It says that the economy is likely to experience its weakest growth since 2009 on the back of...

More detail on the MTD proposals for VAT

Date introduced Software Exemptions Preservation of records Content of records The VAT account VAT schemes VAT returns Error corrections   Date introduced The new rules have effect from 1 April 2019 where a taxpayer has a ‘prescribed accounting period’ which begins on...

Pensions: Accumulation

Pensions have been around since the seventeenth century with the first organised pension scheme being established for Royal Navy Workers in the 1670’s. Nowadays, they are a minefield to many, not least because of the numerous acts of parliament which have...

Making Tax Digital and VAT: are you ready?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) will commence in April 2019 under the current Government timetable.  Initially this will only be for VAT purposes, with the wider roll out of MTD having been delayed until the system has been shown to work well for VAT and not...

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