Sterling Accountancy Blog

Global Economy – The week in numbers

January 14, 2013 - No Comments

Tuesday, 08 January
EMU: Consumer confidence (index) (Dec, final) (Consensus -26.6) (Actual -26.5) stronger
EMU: Business climate survey (index) (Dec) (Consensus -1.09) (Actual -1.12) weaker

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IR35

January 11, 2013 - No Comments

Do IR35 rules apply to you?
Designed to prevent tax avoidance and, depending on whether or not the criteria it imposes is found to apply, it

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Do you need to review your overheads?

January 4, 2013 - No Comments

SMEs are losing billions by not reviewing their costs.  Despite rising energy and fuel costs, most SMEs carry out a review on an annual basis,

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Capital Allowances

January 2, 2013 - No Comments

The annual investment allowance will increase from £25,000 to £250,000 per annum for all qualifying investments in plant and machinery made on or after 1

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High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC)

December 31, 2012 - No Comments

The High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) starts on 7 January. The new charge will apply when a taxpayer or their partner’s income is more

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Are all corporate gifts tax free?

December 13, 2012 - No Comments

Although times are tough, it’s Christmas and you could still get a gift from a client or supplier – will it come with a tax

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Tax Free Christmas Party?

December 10, 2012 - No Comments

Will your staff Christmas Party be tax free?  There is an annual EXEMPTION (see example at EIM21691) of £150 – note this is not an

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Autumn Statement – how will it affect you?

December 6, 2012 - No Comments

Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a number of significant  measures affecting both individuals and businesses in his 2012 Autumn  Statement:
Individuals
An additional increase in the

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Business Records Checks Relaunch

December 4, 2012 - No Comments

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has relaunched its Business  Records Checks (BRC) programme, with the promise that it will adopt a more  business-friendly approach.
In

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Payroll Real Time Information

December 4, 2012 - No Comments

When Real Time Information (RTI) is introduced from April 2013, it will require employers to start providing employee PAYE, National Insurance and Student Loan information

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