Messages aim to promote pensions to the self-employed

Government-backed pension provider NEST is trialling emotive messages to nudge self-employed people to start saving for their retirement. The messages aim to persuade the self-employed to sign up for pensions through payment or accountancy platforms or trade and...

Treasury allays fears over insolvency tax changes

Small and medium-sized companies that enter insolvency in 2020/21 should not be affected by a new measure, according to the Treasury. From 6 April 2020, payments to HMRC will be prioritised when a company enters insolvency and go towards the public purse before being...

Is your Christmas party exempt from tax?

There's a chill in the air, festive foods have started appearing on supermarket shelves, and for some, thoughts are already turning to holiday plans and gift shopping. Even if you're not counting down the days, if your business employs staff it's likely you've given...

Could inheritance tax be in line for a shake-up?

All bets are off when it comes to politics, and that fuels more intense speculation over what may or may not be included in a pre-Christmas Budget. With the party conference season in full swing, Chancellor Sajid Javid hinted that the Treasury is poised to scrap or...

Pension rules to deepen NHS crisis

Pension tax rules could put additional strain on NHS emergency departments over the winter, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has warned. In a survey by the RCEM, nearly 90% of emergency medicine consultants said the rules around the tapered annual...