The UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union will have ramifications for all people and organizations in one form or another; whether that be through the cost of material or shipping tariffs.
One industry that is likely to be massively affected by Brexit is the creative industry.
As one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors, the creative industry is generally more anti-Brexit than the rest of the country. Reasons for this include the concerns surrounding the free movement of talent, funding and Britain’s reputation throughout the world.
The likely limits to free-movement that will result from Brexit could cause problems for travelling creative professionals i.e. performers touring Europe. Visas may be required in the future which can be expensive and timely.
Already-established acts are likely to feel the brunt of the changes less, however, there are fears it will be counterproductive for up-and-coming creative professionals.
Michael Dugher, former Labor MP, has called on the government to introduce a ‘touring passport’ to get around any limitations to travel.
Foreign studios spent £1.7billion in the UK in 2017- almost double the amount spent four years previously. The majority of this money was sourced from the U.S.A., spurred on by the fall in the value of the pound after the vote to leave the EU, which made it more attractive for U.S. studios of film in the UK. If a wide-ranging free trade deal is established with the US, this trend would be likely to continue.
The HS2 project is one of the most demanding and exciting transport currently active in Europe. The project has set out to build a railway that will form the new backbone of Britain’s transport network.
The HMRC has continued its crackdown on tax avoidance this tax year, with a record amount of investigations into British taxpayers offshore assets and income; which have been followed by the HMRC’s record net income of £560million.
With the rise of the IoT, AI, AR, Fintech and much more, comes the rise of software engineers. A software engineer is an individual who develops various applications that enable users to accomplish tasks. Like all professions, software engineers come in the form of either employed or self-employed.
Software engineer’s salary bracket is regarded as one of the highest in the UK ranging from around £30,000 to £300,000, depending on seniority and ability. This means that many fall into the tax filing bracket whether they are self-employed or not.
Over the past 5 years the general UK population’s rise in concern and consciousness for the environment is undeniable. From youth climate change protests to the suggested conversion to veganism to help the environment; climate change activism can be seen in all walks of life in the UK.
This article will focus on how UK taxes are joining in on the effort to help the environment.
With 51% of businesses expressing desires to expand over the next year, UK unemployment levels have fallen to its lowest point since 1974. Below are some of the fastest growing sectors for employment.
This article if focused on explaining pay for UK employees and the process of reading pay slips.
As an employee you should be told by your employer how much you will be paid, the date of your payment and the medium of payment i.e. by cheque or bank transfer.
As an employee, unlike contractors or freelancers, you have the right to receiving a payslip. This can come in a paper or online form.
With the ongoing US tax crackdown on US expats, comes the demand to file FBARS. An FBAR or FinCen is used to report foreign bank and financial accounts. Within the FBAR you must report all foreign bank, securities and financial instruments.
The 2018-19 tax season is in full-swing and tax payers can now file there returns ahead of the 31st January 2020 deadline. It is advised by the HMRC to get tax returns filed as early as possible, to ensure that the deadline is met. As an added incentive to taxpayers, we, at Bambridge Accountants, offer a discount to those who file between April and August 2019.
As an accountancy firm for creative professionals and businesses, we are always interested in promoting and sharing creative works we love.
GUAP magazine is leading the way as the world’s first video magazine. The video-magazine works to document and nurture creative talent within music, fashion, the arts and business, both locally and globally grown.
Creative Industry Professionals are notoriously one of the worst for keeping on top of their taxes. The all-consuming nature of creative industry careers that often requires travelling and long-hours, makes keeping on top of taxes all that bit harder. Not to mention the complexities that can occur within tax due to cross-border trade and the unique reliefs that are available depending on profession.