Business Tax

Startup numbers fall after IR35 clampdown

Business formation drops by over 23,000 in 2017.

Most firms call for apprenticeship levy replacement

Existing levy does little to encourage training, research shows.

1 in 5 landlords intend to sell up

Tax changes force landlords to consider reducing property portfolio.

R&D expenditure credit to increase in new year

RDEC tax relief rises from 11% to 12% on 1 January 2018.

Advisory fuel rates update

New advisory fuel rates for usage of company cars are in place.

Disincorporation relief to end in March 2018

The chancellor decided not to renew the relief in Autumn Budget 2017.

Late payments continue to hit SMEs

3 in 4 businesses call for legislation to counteract late payments.

Firms hit by apprenticeship levy costs

Levy provides added cost for 56% of levy-paying businesses.

Businesses in £2.9bn R&D support boost

R&D tax credits claimed since 2000/01 soars to £16.5bn.

‘Use pension savings to fund start-ups’

Institute of Directors hopes pension pots can start new businesses.

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