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Autumn Statement - What it means for you

By Sarah Eble This afternoon, The Chancellor announced economic forecasts for the coming years, as well as some changes that will affect small businesses from April 2017, espe…
This afternoon, The Chancellor announced economic forecasts for the coming years, as well as some changes that will affect small businesses from April 2017, especially if you employ staff, are seeking investment, or own (or are thinking of buying) an elec…

Retain your best talent through EMI schemes

By Katie Payne For many small businesses, the key to success lies with their people - finding & retaining the best talent possible. In an increasingly competitive marketplac…
For many small businesses, the key to success lies with their people - finding & retaining the best talent possible. In an increasingly competitive marketplace, more and more companies are turning to Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Schemes as a way …

How to buy a Tesla (and save tax)

By Philippa Peacock   A Tesla is an electric car that will help you reduce your environmental impact, ongoing costs, and save you tax. And with the Tesla Model 3 coming in 201…
A Tesla is an electric car that will help you reduce your environmental impact, ongoing costs, and save you tax. And with the Tesla Model 3 coming in 2017, with a price tag starting at around £25k, it’ll soon be even more feasible as an option for busines…

R&D tax relief explained

By Dan Arhin If you've invested in a project that has helped develop your business, you may be eligible for a tax rebate through Research & Development (R&D) tax relief. Thi…
If you've invested in a project that has helped develop your business, you may be eligible for a tax rebate through Research & Development (R&D) tax relief. This is a corporation tax relief that reduces your company's tax bill or, if you are not making pr…

Changes to Stamp Duty: What you need to know

The Stamp Duty rates for anyone purchasing an additional property will change from 6th April 2016. We want to make sure you are in the know...   What are the changes? Annou…
The Stamp Duty rates for anyone purchasing an additional property will change from 6th April 2016. We want to make sure you are in the know...

6 simple ways to save tax before 5th April

We're always looking for ways to ensure you pay no more tax than you need to. Prior to 5th April, Geoff & Marc from Wow's Personal Financial Planning team share their tips to help…
You may have read our previous blog on how your pension contributions can save you tax. We have even more to tips to help you reduce your tax bill prior to 5th April right here...

Your Pension Contributions in 2016

With the end of the tax year looming, pension contributions are a great way to save tax prior to this, as well as being an important part of planning for retirement. Many people t…
With the end of the tax year looming, pension contributions are a great way to save tax prior to this, as well as being an important part of planning for retirement. Many people think that this is all pensions are for, did you know that you can use your p…

Autumn Statement 2015 - Top 5 highlights

The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement this afternoon. We've picked out the top five highlights for business owners: Tax Credit U-Turn The Chancellor has announced …
The Chancellor delivered his Autmun Statement this afternoon. We've picked out the top five highlights for business owners.

Avoiding the Christmas Party Tax Trap

Christmas is approaching and we can't wait for the Wow office to get festive! If you are a company director, you might be thinking about ideas for a Christmas party to thank your …
Paying tax on a work Christmas party can make the thought of planning it less exciting, so we want to show you how to avoid this...

Changes to Taxation: Buy-to-let properties

From 2016/17 onwards there will be some significant changes in the deductions allowed for buy-to-let properties when calculating profits. Restricting loan interest relief for…
From 2016/17 onwards there will be some significant changes in the deductions allowed for buy-to-let properties when calculating profits.

Budget analysis - What it really means for you

As the dust settles after the first Budget of the new Parliament, we thought it would be useful to go beyond some of the initial analysis and look at what this really means for sm…
As the dust settles after the first Budget of the new Parliament, we thought it would be useful to go beyond some of the initial analysis and look at what this really means for small business owners. Many of the details from the Budget are still being fin…

Changes to European VAT rules

  As you may know there are some changes to European VAT rules coming into effect from 1st January 2015. The details of the changes are outlined here. At Wow, we have devised…
As you may know there are some changes to European VAT rules coming into effect from 1st January 2015. The details of the changes are outlined here. At Wow, we have devised a mini-test to help you work out if you will be affected by the changes. Bas…

Save a friend tax

Do you know any sole traders?  Did you know that if they make more than £25K profit per year then it could be more tax efficient to be a limited company, rather than a sole trader…
Do you know any sole traders? Did you know that if they make more than £25K profit per year then it's more tax efficient to be a limited company, rather than a sole trader?

Save time & money with Wow Money

As a business owner, we know that you live, breathe and sleep your business. Getting time to do anything else is difficult at best. That’s why we’re providing a simple and effecti…
Wow Money utilises the latest technology to make it easier for you to increase your wealth.

New Tax Year - Important changes that affect you

There's often a raft of changes that affect small businesses as we embark on a new tax year. Most are rather uninteresting minor adjustments in tax rates. However, there's a few t…
There's often a raft of changes that affect small businesses as we embark on a new tax year. Most are rather uninteresting minor adjustments in tax rates. However, there's a few that caught the eye this year.... and could make a real difference to the amo…

Your Tax Questions Answered

R&D tax credits, Enterprise Investment Schemes, tax relief, filing requirements, dependents, exemptions - unless it's your job, understanding tax can be a real challenge. So we…
The easy way to get your tax questions answered. Join in the live debate on Twitter, and get your questions answered, so, we can help you make a difference to your tax efficiency.

Spotting tax opportunities

With the 5th April just around the corner, we thought now would be a good time to run through a real-life example of how Wow's proactive approach to tax planning can save you tax.…
A real-life example to show you how we can save you tax prior to 5 April.

Up all night to get wealthy...

Last month, Justin Urquhart Stewart, one of the world's most respected business & economic commentators, spoke at a Wow Network event. Justin shared his views on the global econom…
The future of the global economy..... and your investments. Last month, Justin Urquhart Stewart, one of the world's most respected business & economic commentators, spoke at a Wow Network event. Justin shared his views on the global economy, as well as ho…

Relevant for every business owner?

There are not many opportunities to squeeze a little bit extra out of HMRC when you are running a small business. However, Relevant Life Policies are a great way for business owne…
It's not often you can get HMRC to pay for something for you however if you are a business owner, the taxman can help pay for your life assurance benefits. An opportunity not to be missed.

Geoff's 90 second tax efficiency audit

It is always a good idea to check from time to time that you are not paying more tax than you need to. With this in mind, Wow Financial Planner, Geoff Mabbutt has come up with som…
It is always a good idea to check from time to time that you are not paying more tax than you need to. With this in mind, Wow Financial Planner, Geoff Mabbutt has come up with some quick questions to cover the most common areas where business owners could…