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Entrepreneurs’ Relief changes expected in March Budget
11 February 2020

Speculation is increasing that Chancellor, Sajid Javid, will announce significant curbs on Entrepreneurs’ Relief in the Budget, or could even scrap the valuable tax relief altogether. According to the Financial Times, ministers are concerned that Entrepreneurs’ Relief is too generous to wealthy individuals.
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Get ready for a range of tax changes this April
11 February 2020

Monday 6 April 2020 will see a range of tax changes come into effect with the start of the 2020/21 tax year. Some of these changes have the potential to have considerable implications for your tax bill, depending upon your specific circumstances. Here is a selection of the most significant changes...
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VAT zero-rating now applicable to businesses e-publications
11 February 2020

Businesses that rely on the production of guides, physical books, newspapers or other printed materials currently enjoy a zero-rating for VAT. However, those who sell and publish similar content online have had to pay VAT at the standard rate. This is now set to change after a decision made by the Upper Tax Tribunal (UTT) confirmed...
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Latest case highlights the dangers of not meeting workplace pension requirements
11 February 2020

A recruitment business has been ordered to pay £10,890 after avoiding their automatic enrolment duties and misleading the Pensions Regulator (TPR). Hertfordshire-based SKL Professional Recruitment Agency Ltd’s managing director Linus (known as Lee) Kadzere has been sentenced at Brighton Magistrates’ Court for wilfully failing...
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When was the last time you checked your NIC record?
11 February 2020

Most workers assume that their National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as reported by their employer or through their own records, are accurate and up to date. After all, within the Income Tax system, we have the comfort of an annual reconciliation process, so why would NICs be any different? However, it may come as a shock to...
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Property tax implications of getting divorced
11 February 2020

If you are in the process of getting divorced, it is likely that the tax considerations involved are not foremost in your mind. However, divorce can have extensive implications for your tax bill, including in relation to Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This means it is crucial that you take your tax position into consideration...
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Make the most of the Brexit implementation period
11 February 2020

Now that the UK has left the EU, we have entered an implementation period that will last the rest of 2020, during which the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be agreed, giving businesses the chance to prepare for the UK’s new trading arrangements. While much of the detail is still to be decided, we do know that businesses...
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More than 3,000 taxpayers complete self-assessment on Christmas Day
15 January 2020

Instead of tucking into turkey or unwrapping their gifts, 3,003 taxpayers completed their self-assessment returns on 25 December 2019, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Every year hundreds of people across the UK use the Christmas break as a time to manage their financial affairs, with HMRC declaring it a “Christmas tradition”.
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Should your company pay a data protection fee?
15 January 2020

We are aware that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been contacting companies to remind them of their legal obligation to pay a data protection fee. The ICO has confirmed that the UK’s 4.2 million limited companies will receive letters sent to their registered office addresses making them aware of this obligation, which...
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SMEs now wait 23 days for late payments, new study finds
15 January 2020

According to the latest data, UK SMEs now have to wait up to 23 days on average for late payments to be made. MarketFinance, a peer-to-peer invoice finance platform, has analysed late payment data between 2013 and 2019 from 100,205 invoices raised by UK SMEs to give a detailed overview of the late payments pressures SMEs face.
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