Xhi Accounting’s Blog

In the face of disappointment at failing to deliver on the coalition's defining mission of eliminating the structural deficit by 2015, George Osborne’s Autumn Statement was anticipated with a fair amount of cynicism and a lot more excitement surrounding the odds on his choice of...

Below is a summary of George Osborne’s latest budget, he describes the budget as “a budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on" with 'Savers at centre of Budget' Fuel duty The fuel duty rise that was planned for September has been scrapped. Alcohol duty The...

The Renminbi The gradual emergence of the renminbi (The official currency of the People’s Republic of China) has been one of the more significant developments to occur in the wake of the world recession. It is now accountable for 2.2% of all foreign exchange transactions....

Key Features Employers are required to make secondary Class 1 national insurance contributions (NICs) for their employees. From April 2014 every UK business will be allowed an annual employment allowance of £2,000 to offset against their employer NIC liability. This allowance will be mainly beneficial to small...

Key features Cash basis is a way of working out a business’s income and expenses for a Self-Assessment Tax Return. The cash accounting regime is voluntary and available to unincorporated businesses. Using cash basis requires records to be kept in a certain way from April 2013- recording...