Sinclair Day

November 23, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 – Research and Development (R&D)

R&D tax credits were introduced for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in 2000 and for large companies in 2002. R&D credits are a Corporation Tax relief used to encourage innovation and enterprise within the UK economy. Large
November 23, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 – EIS and VCT scheme changes

As part of the Budget measures several changes were announced to both the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) scheme. These schemes are designed to help smaller higher-risk trading companies to raise finance by offering a
November 23, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 – Alcohol and Tobacco Duty

As part of the Budget measures the Chancellor announced that the duty rates on beers, ciders, spirits and wine will be frozen at the current rates. These measures will mean that a bottle of whisky will be £1.15 less than if the rates had increased as
November 23, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 – Minimum wage increases

The Chancellor used his Budget speech to confirm that increased National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates are due to come into effect on 1 April 2018. The NLW first came into effect on 1 April 2016 and is the minimum hourly