Realising the power of renewables for small businesses

Use of renewable energy in the UK is slowly growing, now accounting for more than 20 per cent of the country’s electricity1. In June this year we had a record breaking day with over 89 per cent of the country’s electricity demand met by low carbon sources, with renewables making up 50 per cent of

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How to promote your small business blog organically

Blogging is an important marketing tool, helping businesses create an online presence to earn profits. It’s an efficient tool for search engine optimisation as search engines love new content. Blogging is a great way for clients and customers to keep up-to-date with all the new deals and tips about your product. More traffic to your

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Twelve workplace benefits employees dream about

The more research we uncover around employee satisfaction and retention rates, the more apparent it becomes that companies need to give more than the basic monthly salary to gain employee loyalty. The small business experts at Brighter Business have complied a list of truly unique employee benefits, tried and tested by some of the biggest

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Five ways small businesses can digitally upskill their workforce

According the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) UK employers are spending less on training than other major economies. It’s a worrying revelation when you consider that the skills gap is growing all the time. With the new challenges that face businesses, and with employees as an organisation’s biggest asset, it is hard to

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Open consultation: The Registered Pension Schemes (Relief at Source)(Amendment) Regulations 2018

When pension scheme administrators reclaim tax relief using relief at source, the draft regulations require scheme administrators to submit the annual return of individual information within 3 months of the end of the year of assessment.

This will ensure HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can advise administrators of the correct rate of tax relief to apply to members’ contributions following the introduction of the Scottish rate of income tax.

The draft regulations also require administrators to submit the annual claim within 3 months of the end of the tax year of assessment. The draft regulations will also introduce a process change and interest charge for excess relief claims.

These changes will result in a common filing date and will ensure consistency and fairness by encouraging scheme administrators to report and repay excess relief without delay.

Find out more in the tax information and impact note Pensions Tax: Changes to administration of Relief at Source

Source: HMRC