Arm in Arm Blog

Pension contributions and corporation tax

Owner-managed companies with profits in the region of £150,000 to £250,000 are facing a significant tax hike this year. However, the tax increase can be mitigated by the company making pension contributions into a director’s self-invested personal pension (SIPP). A...

Don’t get caught in the VAT penalties net

The 50th anniversary of the UK’s introduction of VAT was earlier this year, but despitebeing around for a while, many VAT-registered businesses still find VAT too complexand confusing. No surprise then that more businesses than ever are getting hit withpenalties for...

Finalising returns figures and filing early

HMRC is chasing taxpayers who have submitted tax returns for 2021/22 containingunresolved provisional figures, while also extolling the benefits of filing early for2022/23. What are provisional figures?A provisional figure is not the same as an estimated one. An...

Managing Your Business Through Inflation

Small businesses trying to cope with 9% inflation face a difficult balancing act between potentially alienating customers by increasing prices too sharply or absorbing increased costs and risking their survival. How can you cushion the blows? Maintaining a regularly...

Understanding the National Insurance Changes

Some of the latest changes to national insurance contributions (NICs) started from 6 July 2022, causing complications for self-employed people and directors. Normally rates and thresholds are set for the whole tax year. The main NIC rate for employees is 13.25% for...

Self-assessment threshold rises from 2023/24

There is a long list of reasons why it is necessary to complete a self-assessment tax return, but PAYE taxpayers are generally exempt from the requirement. Previously, exemption was subject to a £100,000 income ceiling, but the threshold has been increased to £150,000...

The Ofgem Price Cap Returns

From 1 July, the energy price cap set by energy regulator, Ofgem, will fall from £3,280 to £2,074. Prices are currently capped at £2,500, but this further reduction will help home-based employees and any small business owners who work out of residential accommodation....

The New Bottom Line

The New Bottom Line

Arm in Arm accounting feature in this month’s ICAS Ca magazine article on sustainability & the net zero journey Our founder, Neil Mackinnon, spoke with CA magazine on the ways Arm in Arm Accounting help businesses to understand the financial implications of their...

Spring Statement 2023

Spring Statement 2023

After presenting a Budget-in-all-but name with the Autumn Statement, the Spring Budget was delivered against the backdrop of a day of widespread industrial action. The run-up to the event appeared deliberately downplayed, save for a late flurry of leaks highlighting a...