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9
Apr

Business support packages for Covid-19

  Chancellor’s business support packages for coronavirus pandemic On 17 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a £330 billion worth of business support packages for the UK economy as it combats the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures dwarf the £12 billion made available in the 2020 Budget. The package includes an increase in government-backed loans, higher cash grants, widened business rates relief

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6
Mar

Off-payroll working rules to go ahead from April 2020

  Review confirms off-payroll working rules to go ahead from April 2020 The government has confirmed that reforms to off-payroll working rules for the private sector will go ahead from 6 April 2020. The off-payroll rules have applied to the public sector since 2017 and the government has carried out a review of the roll-out to the private sector. The

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6
Mar

Coronavirus sick pay: ‘Day one’ Statutory Sick Pay

  Coronavirus measure: Statutory Sick Pay from ‘day one’ The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that when it comes to Coronavirus, sick pay entitlement for employees will begin from day one. This means employees will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from day one when self-isolating rather than having to wait until day four under the SSP waiting

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13
Dec

Stamp duty tax relief: 180,500 new homeowners benefit

  180,500 new homeowners benefit from stamp duty tax relief According to statistics published by HMRC more than 180,500 first-time buyers have benefitted from First Time Buyers Relief (FTBR). The relief introduced in November 2017 has saved eligible first-time buyers an estimated total amount of more than £426 million. Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said: ‘These statistics

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6
Sep

Stamp duty cut: 121,500 households save £284 million

  Stamp duty cut: 121,500 households save £284 million According to the latest statistics 121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 following the introduction of a relief for first-time buyers under the Stamp Duty Land Tax rules which apply in England and Northern Ireland. Over the next five years, it is estimated that this relief, part of the

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6
Sep

‘No deal’ Brexit guidance

  ‘No deal’ Brexit guidance The government has issued some ‘no deal’ Brexit guidance in for the form of technical notices, with the aim of helping both businesses and individuals to prepare in the event of a UK-EU agreement not being realised. The government has published the first 25 notices. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was keen to emphasise that reaching

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10
Aug

Making Tax Digital VAT Guide

MTD for VAT is now the lawOur Making Tax Digital VAT guide let us help your business navigate MTD Making Tax Digital VAT Guide: MTD for VAT - now required for VAT return periods beginning on or after 1 April 2019 HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime in April 2019. This will ultimately require taxpayers to
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3
Jul

Short-term business visitors

  SHORT-TERM BUSINESS VISITORS HMRC are consulting on ways to simplify the tax treatment of short-term business visitors from the foreign branch of a UK company, to ensure the UK is an attractive location for business headquarters. The consultation considers potential changes to the PAYE arrangements under which UK employers need not operate PAYE for employees of their overseas subsidiaries

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7
Jun

Diary of Main Tax Events – March / April 2018

  Tax diary: All the main tax events for March / April 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing you with all the main tax events for the next couple of months including key deadlines and what’s likely to be due. These deadlines are intended to be used as a guideline and are based on the general requirements of

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11
Apr

Charities Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

  Charities Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDC) Whilst on the subject of the reduction in cash transactions for charities, may we take the opportunity to remind you of charities Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDC). Under this scheme a charity or community amateur sports club (CASC) can claim top-up payments on small donations up to £20. From 6 April

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