Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter

The newsletter covers a number of topical issues including a review of a number of Government approved investment schemes which are available to encourage individuals to invest in high risk unquoted trading companies, and more recently social enterprises. We consider the reliefs available.

Due to a recent change in the law all employees with six month's employment now have the right to request flexible working. We consider the request process, employer obligations and the benefits. We also report on the increases in the NMW rates which come into effect from 1 October 2014.

We advise on the one-stop VAT service which is being introduced to deal with the forthcoming change in the place of supply rules for those businesses providing EU 'digital services'.

We also review why family company shareholders should consider the advantages and disadvantages of the different ways in which their company can be financed contrasting loans and further share subscriptions.

Many smaller employers now need to start planning for pensions auto enrolment. We consider the advantages and disadvantages of using a salary sacrifice to comply with these new obligations.

For those offering employees the benefit of a company car, or those who have the use of one, we consider the significant increases in the taxable benefits over the next few years.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the articles we have included in our newsletter or if you would like further information on a topic we haven't covered. Your views are always important to us and we would welcome your feedback.

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