Category Archives: self employed

Expanding the cash accounting basis to all self-employed businesses

Tax Return

As part of his 2023 Autumn Statement , the Chancellor announced that the cash basis will replace the accruals basis as the default method for preparing accounts for all unincorporated businesses from 6 April 2024.  The announcement means expanding the cash accounting basis to all self-employed businesses. This will apply to sole traders as well […]

Autumn Statement 2023 – The Overview

Autumn Statement

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, made a statement on our economy last week. The Autumn Statement 2023 unveiled the current government’s tax and spending plans. The statement also focused on the growth of the British Economy over the coming years.   The UK Economic Outlook   The Chancellor expressed a strong desire to prioritise the expansion […]

HMRC plans to increase the number of tax investigations

hmrc inquiry

Last week, HMRC released its annual report, which is worth a read. It covers topics such as tax revenue, decrease in tax gaps, shortcomings in customer service and efforts to ensure accurate tax payment. The CEO’s review discusses investment in compliance officers and emphasis on tackling fraud. As a result, HMRC plans to increase the […]

Basis Period Reform

The Basis Period Reform was originally planned to coincide with Making Tax Digital (MTD), but despite MTD being postponed, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will still implement the Basis Period Reform. This will have an impact on self-employed individuals and partnerships. If you run a partnership or are self-employed, the Basis Period Reforms will impact […]