Driving and staying in the EU after 31 October 2019
August 16, 2019

If, as our new government intends, we leave the EU after 31 October 2019, with or without a deal, what changes will drivers and travellers from the UK be likely to face when they cross the channel after this date?

Bus and coach...

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Enhanced redundancy cover for parents
August 6, 2019

The present legal protections against redundancy is to be extended by six months for new mothers returning to work. Parents returning from adoption and shared parental leave will also be protected.

The move comes in response to a...

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Tax Diary August/September 2019
August 2, 2019

1 August 2019 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 October 2018.

19 August 2019 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 August 2019. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 August...

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Low paid workers to qualify for sick-pay
August 2, 2019

The government has started a consultation to transform support for sick and disabled staff and remove barriers for employees.

The Department for Work and Pensions has recently set out new measures to transform how employers support and...

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New homes to have car charge-points
August 2, 2019

In a bid to accommodate yet more electric vehicles on our roads, the government has launched a consultation aimed at increasing the number of homes with electric car charge-points. In a recent press release they said:

“All...

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Internet giants face tax-hike
August 2, 2019

It has been confirmed that from April 2020, the government will introduce a new 2% Digital Services Tax (DST) on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users.

This is an...

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Changes to private residence relief
August 2, 2019

If you rent out all or part of your home this may create a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) charge when you sell the property.

Presently, HMRC excludes the last 18 months of your ownership – even if the property is let for this time...

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A new business, have you considered your options?
July 30, 2019

If you are setting up a new business one of the options, you will need to consider is your business structure. There are two basic choices:

  1. Be self-employed, or
  2. Incorporate your business, be a limited...

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Why invest in tax planning?
July 24, 2019

The way we organise our business and personal financial affairs determines the amount of taxes we pay. Most of us are focussed on outcomes, outcomes that on the face of it increase our profits or income without due regard for the effect these...

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The advantages of tax compliance support?
July 23, 2019

As UK resident persons we are obliged to comply with the law, if we don’t, there are consequences. These range from financial penalties to imprisonment.

Tax compliance covers areas such as submitting returns to HMRC by the...

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