Business start-ups

Research tax breaks to boost innovation

More details have been released on proposed changes to some of the tax reliefs available for firms that invest in research and development, and in new products.

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Cuts in NICs would encourage job creation

Small firms would be more likely to take on new staff if they were given the incentive of a reduction in national insurance contributions, a new survey has suggested.

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Low response to NIC holiday scheme

Far fewer start-up firms have taken advantage of the Government’s NIC tax break scheme than had been expected, according to new figures.

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In the construction industry

There are special tax rules affecting the construction industry, which are designed to ensure that tax is paid by workers in the sector whether they are employed or self employed.

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Self-employed entrepreneurs need to be nurtured

The Government must work harder to create the right conditions in which entrepreneurs can flourish, a leading business group has said.

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Firms to get letters on NIC holiday tax returns

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that employers who have successfully applied to join the Government’s NIC holiday scheme should be getting a paper national insurance return in the post during March.

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