Draft legislation published for next Finance Bill

Taxation and other measures to be included in the Finance Bill for 2021-22 have now been announced. The draft legislation largely covers pre-announced policy changes, along with accompanying explanatory notes, tax information and impact notes, as well as responses to consultations and other supporting documents. In addition to previously announced measures that include changes to … Continue reading

A helping hand with the cost of children’s summer activities

Parents faced with the financial headache of childcare over the long school summer holidays are reminded they can get support from the Government. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reminding working families that they can use Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for their childcare costs over the summer. Tax-Free Childcare – a childcare top-up for … Continue reading

Director’s ban a warning to others to keep proper company records

A payroll services boss has been banned for orchestrating a multi-million-pound tax avoidance scheme. The case puts a spotlight on company owners and should serve as a reminder that they are subject to strict conditions over keeping records. The High Court issued a disqualification order lasting 11 years to the sole director of Magnetic Push … Continue reading

Points-based system for HMRC late payment penalties

Penalties for late submission and late tax payments will be determined by a new points system to make them fairer and more consistent, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced. Under the new system, penalties will be points-based rather than automatic. This means that those who consistently miss deadlines will accrue more points – and … Continue reading

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax – Get ready now!

The next big step in the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative is rapidly approaching. From 6 April 2023, MTD is expanding to include businesses and landlords with a combined total gross income over £10,000 per annum, from the following sources: self-employment partnerships UK property overseas property. The changes mean affected taxpayers will have to keep … Continue reading

Time to prepare for Corporation Tax changes

From April 2023, the Corporation Tax rate will rise for companies with profits of more than £50,000, following the Chancellor’s announcement at his Spring 2021 Budget. However, the new higher rate of Corporation Tax will not be the same for all companies and will instead be tied to their profits. Companies generating profits of £250,000 … Continue reading

Bank of England and CBI expect the biggest rise in economy for decades

Both the Bank of England and the UK’s leading business members’ organisation believe the economy is set to take off after the vaccine bump. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is expected to rise sharply in the second quarter as lockdown eases. Bank economists say this is a result of the vaccine rollout and the fastest predicted … Continue reading