Tax / HMRC: less than a month to file tax return

Around 5.4m taxpayers have less than a month (25 days) to complete their self assessments ahead of the 31 January deadline

Insight / 6 January marks ‘High Pay Day’

By the end of today, earnings for the typical FTSE 100 CEO will have surpassed the total annual wage for a full-time worker in the UK, according to research from the High Pay Centre

Insight / £4.6bn in additional lockdown business support

With a new national lockdown starting tomorrow and set to last at least until mid-February, the Treasury has announced £4.6bn in additional grants to support businesses which are forced to close

Tax / Environmental tax breaks would drive green tech investment

Lower rates for entrepreneurs in green technology would help to inspire investment in the UK, creating jobs and export opportunities as part of the Green Recovery Plan, argues Blick Rothenberg’s David Hough

Tax / Director’s national insurance calculations - CPD module

This month's exclusive Accountancy Daily CPD module focuses on director’s national insurance contributions, understanding the special calculation rules and which, if any, exceptions may be available to exempt them

Insight / Nearly 40,000 retailers in financial distress

With just two shopping days to go, and non-essential shops shut across large parts of the country, tough trading conditions have already hit the sector with a 24% leap in the number of struggling retailers in the final quarter of the year

Insight / Fulfilling continuing professional development (CPD) requirements

Michelle Roberts ACA from the Croner-i Audit & Accounting technical author team summarises CPD requirements for accountants and how Croner-i can help

Insight / ICAEW report identifies post-pandemic working changes

Post-pandemic, 90% of businesses worldwide expect working life to look different, according to an international survey by ICAEW, which also underlined the need to address growing mental health concerns

Accounting / PwC posts 3% rise in revenues, 8% fall in profits

In common with others of the Big Four, PwC acknowledged this year’s financial results have been impacted by Covid, with revenues up by 3% at £4,380m but profits falling 8%, resulting in a 10% cut to partner payouts

Insight / People in the news: Diverso, Hentons, Grant Thornton

In this week’s accountancy career moves, partner appointments at Diverso and Hentons, 12 named in Grant Thornton Inclusion Advisory Board, and two senior finance hires at Fortus

Insight / Accountancy jobs in 2021: Covid catalyst

What will be the employment trends in watch out for in 2021? Matt Weston, head of recruiters Robert Half sees Covid-19 as a catalyst for business transformation, with accountants at the forefront of a changing environment

Insight / EY reports 5% growth in face of Covid-19 disruption

EY has reported a 5% increase in UK fee income over the past year, buoyed by the firm’s pre-pandemic performance, but average profit per partner has dropped to £667,000 and an additional 10% of partner distributions have been retained due to continuing Covid-19 uncertainty

Insight / London put under tighter Covid restrictions

All 32 London boroughs, the City of London, and parts of both Essex and Hertfordshire, are to be under the strictest of the three levels of coronavirus restrictions from tomorrow, the government has announced

Insight / Beyond Brexit: hiring employees after immigration rules change

The end of freedom of movement and changes to immigration rules effective from 1 January 2021 affect employee recruitment, while travel limits for business travel also need to be factored in. Lindsey Barras, immigration lead at PwC UK, sets out five tips for employers

Tax / IR35 tool fails to deliver result in 19% of cases

With reforms to the off payroll working regulations set to be introduced to the private sector in April next year, HMRC’s online tool for determining IR35 status has failed to produce a definite answer in almost one in five cases over the past year