Posts Tagged: employee benefits

Claiming VAT on entertaining on Valentine’s Day

Claiming VAT on entertaining non-staff is usually not allowed, but there are certain times when you can do it.     The input VAT is usually not claimable on the costs of entertaining non-staff. This rule also applies to staff whose role is to look after the guests and make sure they enjoy themselves.   It… Read more »

Tax Allowances When working From Home

The amount you can claim when you work from home depends on several conditions.     The general tax rule is that deductions are only allowable where the expense has been incurred wholly and exclusively for work. This means that the tax relief can only be allowed for; The additional cost of gas and electricity… Read more »

Micro businesses struggle with auto-enrolment

It has been reported that micro-businesses are struggling to prepare for auto-enrolment as staging dates loom over the next coming year. The costs for auto-enrolment are estimated at £8,000 per small business, yet 40% of vulnerable small businesses believe it will cost nothing to set up whilst 11% think it will cost around £5,000. On… Read more »