HMT News – March 2016

recent-transactions-newsletter-march2016Thames Valley Deal Awards – finalists announced
HMT is delighted to be nominated in every category we are eligible for at the 2016 Thames Valley Deal Awards including both the Corporate Finance and Due Diligence Teams of the Year and in the Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year and Dealmaker of the Year categories. Read full story here

Had enough Easter eggs?
Because we haven’t had enough Easter eggs yet, look at the cracking deals by the good eggs at HMT! View our Easter eggs

Budget 2016 Summary 
The Chancellor George Osborne presented his Budget 2016 on Wednesday 16 March 2016. Here is a summary of changes anounced during the Budget. Read Budget summary here

12 Top Tax Tips
The run-up to the end of the tax year is the perfect time to consider tax planning opportunities and to put in place strategies to minimise tax before the new tax year starts on 6th April 2016. That’s why we have launched a series of 12 top tax tips to help you mitigate your tax bill. Read our tax tips

Are you ready for Auto Enrolment?
It has been well publicised that Auto Enrolment is upon us but have you done anything about it?  All employers must provide employees with a pension scheme and automatically enrol qualifying employees into this scheme.  If you haven’t already found your staging date you can do so here. Do let us know if you need any advice in this area.

Advisory fuel rates for company cars
New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 March 2016. Read full story

Benefits and expenses – bespoke scale rates
From 6 April 2016 there are a lot of changes to the way in which benefits and expenses are reported to HMRC. Read full story

Trivial benefits exemption
From April 2016, where trivial benefits are provided to employees they may be exempt from tax if certain conditions are met. Read full story

Changes to the taxation of saving income
There are significant changes to the income tax rules from 6 April 2016 which affect the taxation of savings income. Read full story

Apprentices and employer National Insurance
From 6 April 2016, if you employ an apprentice you may not need to pay employer Class 1 national insurance contributions. Read full story