A Brief summary of “Fiscal Event” delivered by the Chancellor

Houses of Parliament

Here is a brief summary of today’s “Fiscal Event” delivered by the Chancellor. Business Support and Growth The Chancellor has stated that growth is not as high as it should be and “This has made it harder to pay for public services requiring taxes to rise, in turn higher taxes on capital and higher taxes on […]

Capital Investment in Solar Energy Finally Makes Financial Sense

Solar Panels on roof of commercial building

The increase in energy prices has prompted more and more businesses to consider whether it makes sense to invest in solar panels. The practicalities are simple enough. All that is required is to determine whether there is sufficient roof space on the commercial premises to start generating solar energy. Owing to advancements in solar technology […]

R&D Tax Relief reforms. What do they mean for your company?

Research & Development

Coming on the heels of the introduction of HMRC’s R&D taskforce, It comes as no surprise that the recently published draft R&D legislation includes many provisions to tackle abuse of the system. HMRC is all too aware that some unscrupulous individuals have set themselves up as R&D specialists without any actual knowledge of the rules […]

Research and Development Tax Relief Reform

Medical laboratory

General description of the measure Following the review of R&D tax reliefs launched at Budget 2021, the government announced the following measures, which will apply for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 April 2023. Policy objective The government has an ambitious target to raise total investment in research and development to 2.4% of UK GDP by […]

The Case For Keeping Corporation Tax Low

View of the city of London from inside another building

We have so far seen the majority of candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the UK offering to cut taxes. Talk about tax cuts is inevitable when there is a leadership contest or a General Election. High on the list of taxes talked about currently by candidates […]

Capital Allowance Super-Deduction – Incentive For Investment

Investment in manufacturing

In March 2021 Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a new Super-deduction and a First Year Allowance as a way of encouraging businesses to invest in new plant and machinery as well as long life and integral features, helping to further grow investment in the UK. What are the Super Deduction and First Year Allowances? The Super-deduction […]

HMRC Tax Receipts 2021/22 – A quick breakdown and summary

HMRC Tax Receipts 2021/22

Latest HMRC tax receipts show that the UK Government has collected £718.2bn in the fiscal year 2021-22. This is an increase of 23% compared to 2020-21 where tax receipts collected was £584.5bn and an increase of 13% compared to 2019-20 (pre-pandemic) levels where tax receipts were £633.4bn. These are staggering figures, so soon after lockdown […]

Business Valuations: How to value your business

Business Valuations

Article written by George Bradley – Friend Partnership Limited Picture the scene. It is a Thursday evening. Peter Jones has just shot down an entrepreneur’s “ridiculous” valuation of their business. Whether you are going on Dragons Den, or are planning to sell your business, calculating a valuation can be a difficult and technical process. Firstly, […]