Author: Sarah Shannon

The Chancellor’s May economy statement: all about energy

Economy Statement In late May, the Chancellor announced new measures to counter the rising cost of living, in particular energy prices. Source: Ofgem. Initial measures for 2022 In early February 2022, the Chancellor announced a package of measures to reduce […]

trust planning opportunity still available

Another tax planning strategy that is still available despite rumours that it would be closed in the Budget was the CGT hold over relief when assets are transferred into or out of a trust. This relief currently enables a non-business […]

becoming a more eco friendly business

Some have started, others are giving it serious consideration. If you haven’t yet begun, start small and keep it going. And don’t look back. Environmental sustainability has moved to the forefront of the news headlines especially with COP26 taking place […]

further financial lessons from the pandemic

Having a clear purpose has never been so important Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, many businesses have seen what the media has referred to as, “The Great Resignation” – where employees are leaving or switching jobs in their thousands. For […]

trust planning opportunity still available

Another tax planning strategy that is still available despite rumours that it would be closed in the Budget was the CGT hold over relief when assets are transferred into or out of a trust. This relief currently enables a non-business […]

advisory fuel rate for company cars

HMRC have again increased the advisory fuel rates that apply for the reimbursement of employees’ private fuel for their company cars. The new rates apply from 1 December 2021, but you can continue to use the previous rates for up […]

MTD for income tax postponed to 2024/25

Having listened to stakeholder feedback from businesses and the accounting profession, the government have announced that they will introduce Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) a year later than planned, in the tax year beginning in April […]

work from anywhere policies

The pandemic proved that many of us could do our jobs from literally anywhere. So how should a business manage this? These days we hear more and more about “digital nomads”. These are people who have embraced technology in a […]

notify option to tax land and buildings within 30 days

If you are notifying HMRC of a decision to opt to tax land and buildings, you are normally required to notify HMRC within 30 days. The 30 day deadline was temporarily extended to 90 days to help businesses and agents […]

accounting for import vat on your vat return

HMRC have recently updated their guidance on accounting for VAT on goods imported from outside the UK which, since Brexit, includes the European Union. Businesses registered for VAT in the UK can account for import VAT on their VAT Return […]

5% rate on tourism and hospitality ends 30 September

The temporary 5% VAT rate that has applied to supplies made in the tourism and hospitality sector since the start of the pandemic comes to an end at the end of September. The rate then increases to 12.5% from 1 […]

big tax bills for the self-employed in 2022/23

Last month we mentioned that draft legislation has been published to change the basis periods for the assessment of self-employe profits to coincide with the tax year. The proposed new rules provide that from 2023/24 onwards profits or losses will […]

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