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New redundancy protections for furloughed employees

The government has unveiled an important new law that will protect furloughed workers who are made redundant. This will ensure ...
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Changes to tax treatment of termination payments

The government has published draft clauses for insertion into a new Finance Bill 2020-21, to be introduced into Parliament in ...
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£50 bike repair voucher scheme launched

The government has launched a new scheme - open to anyone in England - with a bike in need of ...
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How elastic is demand for your products?

Many will remember the empty shelves in supermarkets when lock-down commenced March 2020. In particular, the absence of toilet rolls… ...
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What are the maximum weekly working hours?

There are working time limits that state the legal maximum weekly working hours that a person has to work. They ...
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VAT option-to-tax changes extended

To accommodate coronavirus disruption HMRC temporarily changed the time limit from 30 to 90 days for notifying a VAT option-to-tax ...
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HMRC to gain new civil information powers

A new measure that will provide HMRC with additional civil information powers is expected to take effect when the Finance ...
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New measures to tackle promotion of tax avoidance

HMRC has published a series of a consultations together with details of proposed legislative changes to existing anti-avoidance regimes to ...
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Are you due a tax refund?

HMRC’s annual reconciliation of PAYE for the tax year 2019-20 is well under way. HMRC uses salary and pension information ...
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Customs declarations for exporters of goods from 1 January 2021

The Brexit transition period is due to end 31 December 2020. The UK and EU have agreed there will not ...
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Beware £5,000 company fine

As well as filing accounts with Companies House, there is an important requirement to check that the information Companies House ...
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Business rates review

The government has confirmed that the next business rates revaluation in England will be postponed until April 2023. The government ...
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Why do customers buy from you?

This may seem to be an odd question. They buy because you offer what they want at the right price? ...
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Tax Diary August/September 2020

1 August 2020 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 October 2019. 19 August 2020 ...
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Draft legislation published for Finance Bill 2020-21

The government has published the draft legislation for Finance Bill 2020-21, along with accompanying explanatory notes, tax information and impact ...
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Who pays Inheritance Tax?

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s ...
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Local authorities to receive £500m additional support

The government has confirmed allocations for individual councils in England from the £500 million of additional support for Coronavirus-related spending ...
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Review of CGT on the cards?

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has written to the OTS (Office of Tax Simplification), asking the OTS to undertake a review ...
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Students working summer jobs

We would like to remind students that work part time, for example in a summer job, that they are entitled ...
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Making Tax Digital next steps

HM Treasury has confirmed the extension of Making Tax Digital (MTD) to cover businesses with a turnover below the VAT ...
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