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The Department for Business has launched a nationwide programme of events to help businesses prepare for Brexit. The free events are designed to provide free advice on a range of Brexit-related topics, including exporting, importing and employing EU citizens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from senior government officials and access support tailored to their ...

HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This guidance for employers, and their agents, includes articles on: Class 1A liabilities payable on Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonial Payments Off-payroll working rules from April 2020 Disguised Remuneration Seasonal Workers Contractors operating CIS – new VAT reverse charge on building and constr ...

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged the government to simplify the complexities of accessing apprenticeship funding. The Apprenticeship Levy took effect from 6 April 2017 and changed the way in which apprenticeships are funded. Larger employers are required to pay a levy of 0.5% of their annual pay bill. However an annual allowance of ...

In order to try and ensure that businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit, HMRC is automatically enrolling them in the customs system. HMRC has confirmed that more than 88,000 VAT-registered businesses across the UK will be allocated an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number in order to enable them to keep trading with customers and suppliers in the EU ...

In the latest Trusts and Estates Newsletter HMRC has confirmed the continuation of the interim arrangement for interest reporting. In 2016 the requirement for payers to deduct tax at source on bank and building society interest was removed and income from these sources is now paid gross. Due to this change, trustees and personal representatives had increased reporting requirem ...

Tax

Two self assessment deadlines are approaching: 5th October 2019 For those individuals who have not previously completed a tax return but need to report a liability for 2018/19. 31st October 2019 For those individuals who have previously submitted 'paper' self assessment tax returns the deadline for the 2018/19 return is 31 October 2019. Returns submitted after that ...

A domestic reverse charge means the UK customer who get supplies of construction services must account for the VAT due on these supplies on their VAT return rather than the UK supplier. This removes the scope for fraudsters to steal the VAT due to HMRC and follows similar measures introduced in response to criminal threats for mobile telephones, computer chips, emissions allow ...

HMRC have published responses to the consultation, ‘Capital Gains Tax: Private Residence Relief: changes to the ancillary reliefs’ together with draft legislation as part of Finance Bill 2020. The draft legislation proposes changes to the Private Residence Relief (PRR) rules for disposals on or after 6 April 2020.  A summary of the proposed changes are as follows: The fina ...

HMRC has updated their list of examples of websites, emails, letters, text messages, WhatsApp messages and phone calls used by scammers and fraudsters to obtain an individual's personal information. The guidance can be used to help you decide if a contact from HMRC is genuine and provides examples of the different methods that fraudsters use to get individuals to disclose pers ...

From 6 April 2020, insolvency legislation will be amended to move HMRC up the creditor hierarchy for the distribution of assets in the event of insolvency by making HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in respect of certain tax debts held by a business (this includes individuals and partnerships) on behalf of their customers and employees. This includes VAT, PAYE income tax a ...