Entries by Ben Stevenson

Data Security – Access

Many businesses are now completely reliant on the data stored on their Network Servers, PCs, laptops, mobile devices and cloud service providers or internet service providers. Some of this data is likely to contain either personal information and/or confidential company information. Here we look at some of the issues to consider when reviewing the security […]

Data Security – Backup

Many companies are now completely reliant on the data stored on their network servers, PCs, laptops, mobile devices and in the cloud. Some of this data is likely to contain either personal information and/or confidential company information. Here we look at some of the issues to consider when reviewing the security of your computer systems […]

Data Security – Cloud and Outsourcing

Many companies are now completely reliant on the data stored on their network servers, PCs, laptops, mobile devices or in the cloud. Some of this data is likely to contain either personal information and/or confidential company information. Here we look at some of the issues to consider when reviewing the security of your computer systems, […]

Data Security – Data Loss Risk Reduction

Many companies are now completely reliant on the data stored on their network servers, PCs, laptops, mobile devices or in the cloud. Some of this data is likely to contain either personal information and/or confidential company information. Here we look at some of the issues to consider when reviewing the security of your computer systems, […]

Data Security – General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the existing Data Protection Act and will apply from 25th May 2018. The new GDPR will require all organisations that deal with individuals living in a EU member state to protect the personal information belonging to those individuals and to have verified proof of such protection. Failure […]

Employment status case turned on right of substitution

Employment status tax cases often make the headlines in the professional press and the recent case involving Deliveroo riders was no exception. The meal delivery firm won the case in the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), confirming that its riders are not ‘workers’. This is the latest challenge to the employment status of ‘gig economy’ workers. […]

HMRC consult on PAYE reporting requirements

HMRC have launched a technical consultation seeking comments on draft legislation which will amend the PAYE requirements (provided for in the PAYE Regulations) for employers in respect of car data reporting and optional remuneration arrangements. If enacted, the changes will apply from 6 April 2018. Car data reporting requirements Legislation was introduced at April 2016 […]

Childcare Scheme Extended

HMRC have recently confirmed that the second phase of the roll-out of the new 30 hours free childcare has commenced. Broadly, from September 2017, the new 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents of three and four year olds in England doubled the previous 15 hours of free childcare, saving eligible working families up […]

Abolition of Class 2 NICs delayed

On 2 November 2017, the Government announced a one year delay to the abolition of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs). Class 2 NICs will now be abolished from 6 April 2019 rather than 6 April 2018. The delay will allow time for the government to engage with interested parties and Parliamentarians with concerns relating […]

Second homes

If you have more than one home, – properties actually used as your home – you can elect for one of those properties to be your tax-exempt main home. Once this election is made, it can be changed at any time, and this allows you to manage the tax you pay when disposing of your […]