What is corporation tax?

What is corporation tax, what are corporation tax rates and how can you reduce your corporation tax bill? Metric Accountants has the answers


HMRC extends deadline for £8m of funding for customs training

Businesses moving goods in and out of the EU can benefit from customs training and IT improvement grants from HMRC - the deadline to apply is being extended but only till the end of May

Legislation and Regulation

Just 4% of businesses sign up for Making Tax Digital pilot

One third of businesses unaware or unprepared for tax policy that comes into effect in less than six weeks


Taxman raises extra £4bn through VAT investigations into underpaying SMEs

VAT probes account for 50% of all money raised through SME investigations

Financial Management

SME lending on the rise, but UK businesses still owe HMRC £1.8 bn

Lending to small and medium sized businesses across the UK has dropped by over £2 billion in 2015, but early indicators in 2016 reveal an uplift in lending and SME confidence according to the SME Growth Watch Report. Even so, cash flow problems plague the nation; SMEs now owe HMRC £1.8 billion in late corporation tax. What does this mean for 2017?


Payment deadlines: HMRC asset seizures up 145 percent

The value for outstanding debt this year is up by 175 per cent, from £15.3 million to £42.6 million

Financial Management

Businesses could get billions back from HMRC

A landmark case means that businesses could get billions back from HMRC in overpaid VAT, writes Stuart Long, solicitor at Howard Kennedy.


Beware tax return scam, says HMRC

The tax office has issued a warning to businesses and the self-employed about 'the most sophisticated and prolific' scam it has ever encountered.

Legislation and Regulation

A tax inspector calls

Recent weeks have seen panic and confusion spreading about the statutory rights of tax inspectors.