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Kickstart Scheme For Employers

Employers of all sizes can apply for funding to create jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit. Employers can spread the job start dates up until 31 December 2021. You will get funding until 30 June 2022 if a young person starts their job on 31 December 2021. Further funding is available […]

Read more September 27th, 2021

Tips To Help Build Trust With Communication

Good communication skills are key if you want to succeed in business. The key to being an excellent communicator is being able to make each and every person you talk to feel like the most important person in the world. This sounds like a lofty ambition but it is true of some of the most […]

Read more September 24th, 2021

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 during the pandemic, but that temporary extension has now ended for decisions made from 1 […]

Read more September 20th, 2021

5% VAT On Tourism And Hospitality Ends 30 September

The reduced VAT rate of 5% has been extended until 30 September 2021. Following this, an interim rate of 12.5% will be in place for a further six months with the standard rate of 20% returning in April 2022. If you are a VAT registered business, check if you can temporarily reduce the rate of […]

Read more September 20th, 2021

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 for goods imported into: Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) from anywhere outside the UK […]

Read more September 10th, 2021

Big Tax Bills For Self-Employed In 2022/23

In August we mentioned that draft legislation has been published to change the basis periods for the assessment of self-employed profits to coincide with the tax year. The proposed new rules provide that from 2023/24 onwards profits or losses will be apportioned to tax years where the period of account does not coincide with the […]

Read more September 10th, 2021

Final Month For CJRS “Furlough” Grants

The Government are pulling the plug on support to employers for furloughed staff at the end of September as they anticipate that the economy will be back to normal by October. The grant claims for employees furloughed in the month of September are 60% of the employee’s usual pay up to a maximum cap of […]

Read more September 10th, 2021

National Insurance Rise

The Government has announced that the rates of national insurance are to be increased by 1.25% with effect from 1 April 2022. The same national insurance rise will also be applied to dividend income. The purpose of the increase is to fund NHS and social care reform. The increase will affect those people over the […]

Read more September 9th, 2021

COVID-19 Commercial Rent Arrears

The Government has issued the following statement with regard to ring-fencing commercial rent arrears arising as a result of the impact of COVID-19: ‘The Government has announced that it intends to put in place through legislation a scheme to ring-fence outstanding rent arrears relating to periods when a business’s ability to trade has been impacted […]

Read more September 8th, 2021