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19-11-2020
Immigration Act receives Royal Assent

Immigration Act receives Royal Assent

The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 11 November 2020. This is the legislation which will end the free movement of … read more

19-11-2020
Email to replace Companies House postal reminders

Email to replace Companies House postal reminders

Companies House has issued a press release to remind all companies to sign up for email reminders for annual accounts and confirmation statement. Companies House has now stopped … read more

19-11-2020
Claiming the Self-Employed Income Support for first time?

Claiming the Self-Employed Income Support for first time?

The Government has confirmed that the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant extension will apply for 6 months from 1 November 2020. It will be possible to claim the … read more

19-11-2020
Bounce Back loans still available

Bounce Back loans still available

The Bounce Back Loans scheme was launched in May 2020 to provide financial support to businesses across the UK that are losing revenue and seeing their cashflow disrupted as a … read more

19-11-2020
£1 million Annual Investment Allowance extended

£1 million Annual Investment Allowance extended

In a welcome move, the government has announced that the temporary Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) cap will be extended for a further 12 months until 1 January 2022. The … read more

19-11-2020
Benefit conditions – annual parties and events

Benefit conditions – annual parties and events

Now is usually the time that businesses are planning Christmas parties for staff as well as possibly for partners/spouses, clients and prospective clients. Of course, with the … read more

19-11-2020
Benefit conditions – Trivial benefits

Benefit conditions – Trivial benefits

The trivial benefits in kind (BiK) exemption applies to small non-cash benefits like a bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers given to employees or any other benefit in kind … read more

19-11-2020
Businesses within the scope of VAT in the UK

Businesses within the scope of VAT in the UK

The VAT system is policed by HMRC who can and do levy penalties for breaches of the legislation.

There are four conditions that must be satisfied in order for an activity to be … read more

19-11-2020
HM Treasury instructions re CJRS

HM Treasury instructions re CJRS

An updated Treasury Direction under sections 71 and 76 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 concerning the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was published on 12 November … read more

19-11-2020
Scottish Budget 2021

Scottish Budget 2021

Scotland’s Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, has announced that the Scottish Government’s Budget will be published for 2021-22 on 28 January 2021. The date has been selected in order … read more

18-11-2020
Do you need a customs agent?

Do you need a customs agent?

If your business acquires goods or sells goods to the EU, and you have no import/export trade with non-EU countries you probably have no experience of dealing with the raft of red … read more

18-11-2020
Those who shout loudest

Those who shout loudest

Many of the business disruption grants that have become available in the last few weeks are being distributed by local authorities. They include support for:

Businesses obliged … read more

12-11-2020
Coding out debts deadline

Coding out debts deadline

The coding threshold entitles tax payers to have tax underpayments collected via a tax code, provided they are in employment or in receipt of a UK-based pension. The coding applies … read more

12-11-2020
Protection for landlords and tenants

Protection for landlords and tenants

The government guidance for landlords and tenants as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been updated. The Coronavirus Act 2020 provides protection to social and private … read more

12-11-2020
Further support for mortgage borrowers

Further support for mortgage borrowers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced new proposals to ensure that lenders provide tailored support to mortgage borrowers who continue to face payment difficulties … read more

12-11-2020
Holiday entitlements if furloughed

Holiday entitlements if furloughed

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) commonly known as the furlough scheme is open to all UK employers and will now run until 31 March 2021. From 1 November 2020, employees … read more

12-11-2020
Business Asset Disposal Relief

Business Asset Disposal Relief

Business Asset Disposal Relief used to be known as Entrepreneurs’ Relief before 6 April 2020. The relief was renamed in Finance Act 2020. The name change does not affect the … read more

12-11-2020
VAT – transfer of business as going concern

VAT – transfer of business as going concern

The transfer of a business as a going concern (TOGC) rules concern the VAT liability on the sale of a business. Normally the sale of the assets of a VAT registered or VAT … read more

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