Running your business

Common Mistakes and Misassumptions with Real-Time Information (RTI) Reporting
November 8, 2023
Over the past decade, Real-Time Information (RTI) has greatly improved Pay As You Earn (PAYE) reporting processes. Common mistakes and misassumptions can, however, trip up employers.
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Confusion around P11D filing for non-salaried directors
November 3, 2023
Businesses sometimes assume that non-salaried employees aren’t required to submit a P11D – but that’s not the case if they gain other benefits from the employer.
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Act now to ensure a smooth transition to new income tax basis period rules
October 6, 2023
Here we explain the basis period changes for tax reporting, as well as the preparations unincorporated businesses can make to cope with possible cashflow challenges.
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Weighing up the pros and cons of electric company cars
September 29, 2023
Despite the current political debate around a 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel cars, many businesses are considering offering employee salary sacrifice schemes involving electric vehicles
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Helping your business to get greener
September 22, 2023
This article discusses how more businesses are doing their bit to combat climate change by being more sustainable – and seeing the financial benefits.
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ESG issues moving up the agenda for SMEs
September 22, 2023
In this article we look at why environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are increasingly becoming essential necessities for all sizes of business.
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Challenges facing UK owner-managed businesses in 2023
July 26, 2023
A new survey of owner-managed businesses finds many continue to struggle with inflationary pressures and are frustrated with the lack of Government support.
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What are growth shares?
May 25, 2023
Popular with start-ups and young businesses, growth shares offer a way to incentivise and retain key employees when other share option routes are not suited to the company or individual
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Salary vs dividend – which is now best for business owners?
May 5, 2023
Changes to corporation tax and dividend allowances raise questions about Directors' tax-efficient remuneration. This article explores the options.
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Transfer pricing rules – size doesn’t matter
April 28, 2023
UK businesses could be mistaken in thinking they’re too small to fall foul of transfer pricing rules.
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IBSA Spring Conference 2023
April 18, 2023
Shipleys is delighted to sponsor the International Business Structuring Association's (IBSA) Spring conference, with Ben Bidnell joining the panel of expert speakers.
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Share options demystified for fast-growth start-ups and growing businesses
October 28, 2022
A helpful overview of share options, the schemes available and pitfalls to be aware of.
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Navigating the likely cash flow pressures on the horizon
October 6, 2022
Higher inflation and rising costs are likely to negatively impact cash flow for many businesses this Autumn. In this article we look at some strategies to meet the challenge.
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Clock is ticking for commercial property rent arrears
September 7, 2022
Businesses that owe rent as a direct result of the Covid crisis need to be discussing repayment terms with their landlords or going through the new arbitration process.
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Wise up to capital gains tax implications of private equity-led remuneration
September 2, 2022
Private equity funds typically incentivise key management through carried interest. Here we explain the capital gains tax implications.
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Catch us at The Office Management Show
August 19, 2022
Shipleys LLP is delighted to support this year’s Office Management Show, a key event in the calendar for office management professionals.
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Employee ownership trusts on the up
June 1, 2022
Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) provide an effective ownership model that offers a helpful succession and company growth solution for business owners. In this article we give a simple summary of how EOTs work.
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Businesses set to pay money laundering levy
May 10, 2022
Some regulated businesses now face paying an annual charge as part of the Government’s drive to combat international financial crime through newly introduced anti-money laundering levy regulations.
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Adjusting to the new world of work
May 10, 2022
With restrictions lifting, businesses are thinking how they respond to the workplace revolution the pandemic has caused. This article has helpful pointers.
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Are salary sacrifice schemes for electric cars worth considering?
May 9, 2022
Given the recent increase in national insurance contributions, some businesses are considering the potential tax benefits of salary sacrifice schemes for electric cars.
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How owner managed businesses are faring in 2022
April 11, 2022
A survey of owner managed businesses finds many are struggling with inflationary pressures but are emerging confident and more resilient from the pandemic
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Coronavirus-related loans, grants and finance for businesses
April 1, 2022
A round-up of the current sources of finance to help businesses affected by the pandemic
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Support measures for businesses amidst the Coronavirus
April 1, 2022
An update of the Government support measures to help businesses affected by the pandemic
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The Ukraine conflict – considerations for businesses
March 14, 2022
With the Ukraine conflict continuing, and the ramifications this is having at a national and international level, here is advice for businesses from the Shipleys team.
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Share your views on key issues affecting owner-managed businesses
February 16, 2022
Help us influence Government support measures to aid business survival and growth.
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