VIES is a system of exchange of certain VAT data between EU Member States to combat fraud and other irregularities. Certain supplies of goods and services to businesses in other EU Member States can be zero-rated for VAT purposes but this comes with an obligation to file a VIES return on a monthly or quarterly basis. […]
Intrastat is the system for collecting statistics on the movement of goods (not services) between EU member states. The information is used by various government departments, economists and financial institutions. There are two separate Intrastat requirements. All VAT-registered traders must include details of goods to/from EU on the VAT3 return. Larger traders must complete a more detailed monthly return. […]
Handy summary chart of the differences between sole trader, partnership and limited company. The ultimate decision will depend on a number of factors including the type of business, the number of people involved in the running of the business, whether investors are required, what profits are expected in the business. […]
The Cycle to Work Scheme was introduced to encourage employees to cycle to work. It offers a tax incentive to employees and employers whereby the employer purchases bicycles and equipment for employees without it constituting a benefit in kind. Employers and employees can also agree a salary sacrifice to cover the cost of the bicycle and equipment.