The Deregulation Act 2015

Effective from 1st April 2015, personal licence holders will no longer need to renew expiring licences.  This was confirmed with the Deregulation Act 2015 which included other changes to legislation, such as an increase to the number of temporary events that can be held at a single premises. Existing licences with an expiry date which […]

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Raising Funds for Charity

When raising funds for charity you may well have several ideas. However, as the Morning Advertiser recently pointed out you may run the risk of inadvertently doing something illegal, and the last thing a publican needs is the gambling commission on their back. You can view the full Morning Advertiser article here.

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The Budget 2015

The Budget for 2015 has now been announced, the full text of George Osborne’s speech can be found here.  BBC has summarised some of the highlights on their website which can be found here. Key points of interest for our clients include a drop on beer duty by 1p, cider by 2p, and scotch whisky by […]

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Auto Enrolment & You

With the changes to pension legislation circulating we’ve been approached with many queries regarding auto enrolment and how it works. What is Auto Enrolment? Auto Enrolment is a way of putting money aside for our future retirement costs as there is currently not enough funding in the government coffers to cover pensions.  The government has […]

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Changes to Class 2 National Insurance Contributions

Many of our clients have been receiving letters regarding changes implemented by HMRC with regards to Class 2 NI contributions. Class 2 National Insurance contributions for self-employed persons are £2.75 per week, and in the past this is typically set up to be paid monthly by direct debit.  HMRC has changed this, and from April […]

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