The end is nigh for the help-to-buy ISA

First-time buyers are being reminded that they have less than four months left to open a help-to-buy ISA before the scheme closes for good. The help-to-buy ISA was launched on 1 December 2015 and supported 234,074 property purchases at an average price of £173,470...

Tax implications of home working

According to the Trades Union Congress, 1 in 20 people worked from home in 2005. By 2018, that figure had leapt to 1 in 16. If you're self-employed, working from home can help keep costs down but also has certain tax implications worth considering before going down...

Most employers invest in staff development

Most businesses have offered personal development opportunities to staff members over the last 12 months, according to research. The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) found that 59% of workers across all industries in the UK took part in formal training in...

Firms urged to step up no-deal preparations

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned that 24 of 27 areas of the UK economy face disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It issued the warning in a report, which also contained 200 recommendations to advise what measures businesses can take to...

Help-to-buy ISA closing date approaches

First-time buyers have around four months left to open a help-to-buy ISA, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 30 November 2019. The help-to-buy ISA allows people to receive a 25% government bonus on savings they use to buy their first home, up to a maximum...