Are you due a student loan refund?

Going to university is very expensive these days, and most students take out a loan to get them through. These are provided in the UK by the government-backed Student Loan Company (SLC), and cover tuition fees and living expenses (maintenance). The loan only needs to be paid back when the student has completed their studies…

GDPR and your obligations

GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) is now in force, and that means organisations have greater obligations on how they handle personal data. That includes personal data on customers, staff and suppliers. The new law is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across the EU – including the UK Data Protection Act (1998), which has…

Taxation of Crypto Currencies

Made money on crypto currencies? Here’s how you could be taxed. Crypto currencies are a hot topic at the moment. They’re controversial, risky and volatile – but are probably here to stay. Some have experienced phenomenal growth. The price of Bitcoin, for example, rose from around $1,000 a coin in early January 2017 to nearly…

Christmas Gifts and Parties

Christmas is a time for giving and celebrating – but watch out for the tax implications December is the time of year when companies hold the Christmas Party and give Christmas Gifts to staff. But to get the best value, you need to do a little tax planning. Christmas Gifts If you give a cash…