WSM Blog

Smaller Employers: Auto Enrolment, Rule Tightening and Belt Tightening

As usual, the smaller employer is taking on the full burden of the implementation of government policy in both pension legislation and employment. The latest figures show a sharp rise in compliance notices and fines issued by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) for auto-enrolment non-compliance.

Blog, Business Clients, Private Clients

Land and Property Tax Change

With the numerous changes impacting property investors announced in the 2015 Budget and autumn statement, we summarise the ones coming into force in April 2016. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on additional properties There is an increase in SDLT on the purchase of buy to let properties or second homes that complete after 1 April

Blog, Private Clients, Property

Christmas: The Economy’s Friend or Foe?

With only three sleeps left till Christmas the shops are full of people buying their last gifts to fill the spaces under the Christmas tree. With tills ringing at a rate not seen at any other point of the year as well as increased employment in most stores it may seem logical to assume that Christmas is the UK economy’s friend.

Blog, Business Clients

Moneyboxing and Phoenixism: Important tax changes in 2016

Following hot on the heals of a well publicised Autumn Statement, HM Revenue & Customs quietly issued a consultation document on 9th December, the implementation of which would have wide ranging consequences for many of our business clients as well as company owners across the country.

Blog, Business Clients, Private Clients

Weekly Property Round Up

Monopoly, that fun game that has been around for 80 years, with games lasting about the same time and usually ending in tears. However, anyone who bought property when Monopoly was first introduced around the 1930s (when it became known as Monopoly), will be laughing at the value of their properties today.

Property

Tax Credits – what next?

What will George Osborne come up with in his Autumn Statement and are tax credits an essential element of the UK tax system?

Business Clients, Private Clients

Weekly Property Round Up

Due to the recent rise in the housing market, London experts from UBS have suggested that London is in serious danger of ‘substantial price correction should the fundamentals for estate investment deteriorate’. 

Business Clients, Property

Weekly Property Round Up

This week on the property news blog, Nick Sissling looks at the attractiveness of the London property market for Chinese investors, plans to build new skyscraper in Paddington and the effect of the slump in the London house market on Foxtons.

Property

Weekly Property Round Up

This week’s property blog is brought to you by our Tax Director, Ben Lee. Featuring words of warning from Savills and the ICAEW, followed by a seasonal sale from Tescos, where everything must go.

Business Clients, Property

The True Cost of Holiday Pay

A recent change in the law relating to the calculation of holiday pay for businesses that pay a substantial proportion of variable compensation (such as commission or regular overtime) to their employees, has started to have a significant impact on staff costs. 

Business Clients, Private Clients