The chancellor claimed to be “listening to the voice of business” in his speech, so here is a Spring Budget summary for SMEs and entrepreneurs in 500 words.
You may go into a marriage with the soundest of intentions, but the best laid plans of mice and men mean that business owners must be aware of the tax implications if a relationship that also runs into business ownership begins to fall apart.
In the Budget, George Osborne introduced changes to the way that dividends would be taxed. Are you prepared?
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Has George Obsorne pledged enough to the five million SMEs across the country? Will business owners be reeling or celebrating following the announcement? Bobby Lane, business advisor and partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter (SSH), gives his view.
One of the celebrated announcements for British businesses in George Osborne's speech was the cut in corporation tax. It is to be cut to 19 per cent in 2017, followed by a follow-up reduction to 18 per cent by 2020.