Confusion about the difference between an umbrella company and agency PAYE spread when Labour’s manifesto suggested banning the former. With that in mind, we unveil the distinctions you should be aware of.
Ahead of chancellor George Osborne’s sixth March Budget speech, the chairman of the John Lewis Partnership has spoken out about the way bigger companies are taxed in the UK.
With paying staff correctly being one of the most important aspects of maintaining a happy and healthy working relationship with all employees, Nathan Combes, senior associate of employment at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till, reveals what employers need to know.
Long after the headlines are forgotten, the summer Budget will be remembered for widespread changes to the principles that underlie UK taxation. But as we’ve come to expect from Budgets since the recession, for every tax break there is bound to be a tax rise elsewhere to compensate.
The BBC has uncovered an “aggressive” tax avoidance scheme at recruitment company Anderson Group.
With the old adage stating “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”, Real Business looks at all the important changes to the tax structure implemented at the start of the financial year.
The first few key policies that might cross your mind when thinking of the Green Party will probably not involve business or the economy but, as Real Business has found out, it’s a space becoming increasingly relevant for the traditionally environmentally-led party.
Ahead of the Budget, David Cameron announced that apprentices will see a 20 per cent pay rise and Nick Clegg proposed a national minimum wage increase to £6.70 per hour. Now, George Osborne ahs included the abolishment of NI payments in his Budget speech, to the delight of business owners.
British business owners are largely indifferent to or oblivious of the government's Employment Allowance, which came into effect this week.
National Insurance looks set to be renamed “Earnings Tax” as new legislation is introduced to parliament tomorrow.
National insurance contributions are the single most important barrier to small firms hiring new staff and should be reduced, argues the FSB.
Dissecting the 2011 Budget. Will national insurance and income tax be merged into one?