What data do organisations hold about you?

What data do organisations hold about you?

If you are concerned that an organisation is holding personal information you have a legal right to ask for a copy of the information that they hold about you. If it is a public organisation, write to their Data Protection Officer (DPO). Their details should be on the...
Planning changes to boost solar rollout

Planning changes to boost solar rollout

Homes and businesses will be able to install rooftop solar panels more easily, under new rules that were recently announced. Changes to permitted development rights rules will mean more homeowners and businesses will be able to install solar panels on their roofs...
Working from home tax relief

Working from home tax relief

Employees who working from home may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills they pay that are related to your work. Employers may reimburse employees for the additional household expenses incurred if regularly working at home. The relief covers expenses...
Autumn Finance Bill 2023 published

Autumn Finance Bill 2023 published

The government published the Autumn Finance Bill 2023 on 29 November 2023. The Bill is officially known as Finance Bill 2023-24. The Bill contains the legislation for many of the tax measures announced in the recent Autumn Statement. The Autumn Finance Bill will...
More time to file company accounts

More time to file company accounts

The normal filing deadline for filing the accounts of a private limited company is nine months after the company’s financial year end. Known as the accounting reference date. For example, many companies have a year-end date of 31 March and are...
Help to Save scheme

Help to Save scheme

The Help to Save scheme is intended to help those on low incomes to boost their savings. Eligible users of the scheme can save between £1 and £50 every calendar month and receive a 50% government bonus. The 50% bonus is payable at the end of the second and...
Pension Credit deadline

Pension Credit deadline

Pension Credits can provide extra income to those over State Pension age and on a low income. The credits were first introduced in 2003 to keep retired people out of poverty.  Pension Credit can top up: your weekly income to £201.05 if you are single; or...
Pensioner Cost of Living Payment

Pensioner Cost of Living Payment

The Cost of Living support package has been designed to help over 8 million households in receipt of mean tested benefits. The details for Cost of Living Payments due in the 2023-24 tax year were published earlier this year and have recently been updated....
Focus on bottom line

Focus on bottom line

Most dictionaries define “bottom line” as “the most important thing to consider”. In financial circles it’s taken to mean a focus on profitability (the last line on a P&L accounts) or net worth (the bottom line of your Balance Sheet)...