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November 2011

Autumn Statement 2011

On 29 November Chancellor George Osborne presented his Autumn Statement.  Our summary contains more details including how the changes will affect business and individuals alike.

Start up businesses could save up to £50,000 per year

HMRC is urging start up businesses across the West Midlands to sign up for a government scheme to offset employer national insurance (NI) costs.  The NI contributions holiday offers reductions in employer NICs for start ups in specific sectors including manufacturing and the service industry, subject to meeting certain criteria.

Electricians target for tax man

HMRC continues its targeted campaigns into tradespeople, this time with the focus being on Electricians.

Dual SIM mobiles could jeopardise your tax exemption

Dual SIM mobiles are gaining popularlity, particularly with business users.  Employers however should be wary as switching company phones to one of these devices may mean that employees could now be hit with a benefit in kind.

Interest free loans to SMEs

The Carbon Trust loan scheme can provide interest free loans to SMEs to help offset the cost of installing energy efficient lighting.

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