Financial Update

Pearson May Financial Update: Life insurance options for business

March 17, 2017
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Pearson May Financial Update: Life insurance options for business

Pearson May partner David Richards looks at the various types of life insurance available to businesses   You may well have considered life insurance in the context of your personal and family relationships to provide for loved ones on your death or critical/terminal illness. But what about your business relationships? Have you thought about providing...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

March 3, 2017
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath Business News and Pearson May bring you the top national finance stories. April 2017 tax and finance changes  Among the incoming tax and finance changes are the Lifetime ISA and residence nil-rate band. Read the full story here More people choosing to be self-employed Despite the challenges, more people are choosing...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Proposed changes to the flat rate VAT scheme

February 10, 2017
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Pearson May Financial Update: Proposed changes to the flat rate VAT scheme

Pearson May partner David Richards looks at proposed changes to the flat rate VAT scheme Many small businesses use the VAT flat rate scheme (FRS) to simplify VAT reporting and some even gain a cash advantage from using the scheme. One of the conditions for using the FRS is that the business’s turnover (excluding...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Don’t bury your head in the sand over your tax return

January 13, 2017
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Pearson May Financial Update: Don’t bury your head in the sand over your tax return

Most people are aware that January 31 is the online filing deadline in respect of tax returns for the year ended April 5, 2016. But the penalties for not dealing with your affairs on a timely basis can be significant and can quickly turn into a serious issue the longer that matters are left, warns...

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Pearson May Financial Update: The tax benefits of giving to charity

December 2, 2016
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Pearson May Financial Update: The tax benefits of giving to charity

Whatever your reasons are for donating to charity, an added bonus can be the tax breaks that are available, says Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. Gift Aid Donating through Gift Aid means that charities can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Any donation you make under Gift Aid is deemed to...

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