Month: January 2016

Offshore schemes

So you work in the UK, live in the UK & are paid in respect of the work you do in the UK. Why then would a contractor think that they could get away without paying tax in the UK? For a number of years now, freelance professionals have had … Read More

Can Automatic Enrolment=ZERO?

Sometimes it does. As a contractor or self-employed business person, you’re no doubt aware that the law on workplace pensions has changed, requiring employers with at least one member of staff to determine whether or not they have obligations under automatic enrolment. For Director-only companies, the number of workers subject … Read More

The Return of Double Taxation?

Dividend taxation will change from April 2016. The old system which recognised that Companies paid tax on their profits before paying dividends to their shareholders is ending to enable the government to double tax dividends. As we know, a company cannot pay a dividend unless it already has paid tax … Read More