Child Benefit claims can now be made online

Child Benefit claims can now be made online

For the first time in the 47 years since Child Benefit was launched, new parents can claim their Child Benefit online in a significantly faster way than the previous process allowed, according to HMRC. The previous method – which had been in place since 1977 – was to...
The cost of divorce – what to do if you decide to split up

The cost of divorce – what to do if you decide to split up

More people file for divorce in January than any other month of the year, probably because the stress of being together for an extended period over Christmas and New Year brings any cracks in a relationship bubbling to the surface. Or it could be that people want to...
Rumours circulate over HMRC crackdown on eBay and Etsy sales

Rumours circulate over HMRC crackdown on eBay and Etsy sales

Rumours have been circulating online that HMRC is set to crack down on tax avoidance on sales of goods on the likes of eBay and Etsy, but the basic rules haven’t changed, and anyone who was trading on one of these sites should always have been declaring their earnings...
NICs Changes To Start From January 6

NICs Changes To Start From January 6

Just a quick reminder that the reduction of Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) will begin on January 6, 2024. From this date, the amount paid on Class 1 NICs will fall from 12% to 10%. This is the main rate of NICs paid by employees through PAYE. The...