Sorry. You need to upgrade your browser

You are using Internet Explorer 8

This is considered an out of date browser. This website has been developed with modern browsers in mind to allow it to display at its best in a wide variety of viewing situations - including mobile viewing. But we haven't supported older browsers like IE8. Please upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer - or try Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Both are excellent browsers.

Thank you.

Chartered Certified Accountants
and Business Advisors

01530 267320


The contributions into workplace pensions will rise to a 2% employer minimum and 5% total. They are currently 1% and 2% so when your employer’s contributions rises to 2%, employees will need to make a 3% contribution.

There has been no announcement yet on the auto-enrolment earnings threshold for 2018/19 (the qualifying earnings bands are linked to the NI thresholds).

The lifetime allowance rises to £1,030,00 in April 2018 and will rise by inflation each tax year thereafter. There are no changes to the annual allowance of £40,000, the tapered annual allowance of £10,000 or the money purchase annual allowance of £4,000 for those who have withdrawn money from a money purchase pension scheme after the age of 55.

20 Feb 2018

« Back to latest news

Latest news

Staging is Complete

Auto-enrolment staging is now completed from February 2018. Since October 2017 an overlap with new employers having imme...

Click to read more >

Alignment of the tax and NI treatment for termination payments in excess of 30k has been delayed

Changes were due to take effect from 6 April 2018 including the following: Tightening of rules that exempt paym...

Click to read more >

Landlords can claim mileage allowances

Landlords received a small boost in the Autumn Budget. The Chancellor agreed they could use the HMRC’s approved mileag...

Click to read more >

Student Loans

To highlight the number of student loan repayers who overpay their loan when the balance has been paid off, the Student ...

Click to read more >

National Minimum Wage

The rates from the first pay day on, or after 1st April 2018are, per hour: 25 and over ...

Click to read more >


The contributions into workplace pensions will rise to a 2% employer minimum and 5% total. They are currently 1% and 2% ...

Click to read more >

Another year of the flat rate National Insurance

From 6 April 2018, the flat rate Class 2 national insurance contributions for the self-employed was due to be scrapped; ...

Click to read more >

How can we help?




As long as we are in business, we shall continue to use Sence accounting.

Lucy Jackson
Lucy and Nicky Jackson

Click to read the full testimonial >