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18-09-2019
Shared parental leave and pay

Shared parental leave and pay

The shared parental leave and pay rules offer working parents far greater choice as to how they share the care of their child and take time off work during the first year of their child’s life. The rules apply equally for children that have ... read more

18-09-2019
Reporting changes that affect Child Benefits

Reporting changes that affect Child Benefits

You must notify HMRC of certain changes to family life. For example, a change in your child’s or your family’s circumstances. This is to ensure that the correct amount of Child Benefit is paid in respect of your children. You must tell ... read more

18-09-2019
Tax relief for private pension contributions

Tax relief for private pension contributions

You can claim tax relief for your private pension contributions. The annual allowance for tax relief on pensions is £40,000 for the current tax year. There is also a facility to carry forward any unused amount of your annual allowance from the ... read more

18-09-2019
Don’t miss your company accounts filing deadline

Don’t miss your company accounts filing deadline

Companies House has issued a press release to remind companies to keep on top of their filing responsibilities. The end of this month, 30 September 2019, marks a common deadline for many companies who will need to file their company accounts with a ... read more

18-09-2019
IHT and lifetime transfers

IHT and lifetime transfers

There are special rules concerning the liability to IHT of a transfer made during a person's lifetime. For example, most gifts made during a person's life are not subject to tax at the time of the gift. These lifetime transfers are known as ... read more

18-09-2019
Income excluded from a UK property business

Income excluded from a UK property business

HMRC publishes a list of income streams that are excluded from a UK property business. The list includes fishing concerns, hotels and guest houses, tied premises, caravan sites, lodgers and tenants in your own home, extra services to tenants and ... read more

18-09-2019
VAT Agricultural Flat Rate Scheme

VAT Agricultural Flat Rate Scheme

Businesses that use the flat rate scheme pay VAT as a fixed percentage of their VAT inclusive turnover. The VAT agricultural flat rate scheme is a variant of the flat rate scheme specifically designed for farmers and other activities relating to ... read more

18-09-2019
Loan charge review launched

Loan charge review launched

The Treasury has announced that Sir Amyas Morse, the former Comptroller and Auditor General and Chief Executive of the National Audit Office (NAO), will lead an independent review of the loan charge. This announcement gives some hope to many people ... read more

18-09-2019
Paper Self-Assessment return deadline

Paper Self-Assessment  return deadline

The 2018-19 tax return deadline for taxpayers who continue to submit paper Self-Assessment returns is 31 October 2019. Late submission of a Self-Assessment return will become liable to a £100 late filing penalty. The penalty usually applies ... read more

12-09-2019
Immigration rights of EEA citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Immigration rights of EEA citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit

The Government has now announced the revised transitional arrangements that will apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their close family members arriving in the UK after Brexit, replacing those set out in a January ... read more

12-09-2019
New checker tool to help businesses prepare for Brexit

New checker tool to help businesses prepare for Brexit

The government has launched a “Get ready for Brexit” public information campaign to help ensure businesses are ready when the UK leaves the EU on (currently) 31 October 2019. As part of the campaign, a new checker tool will help ... read more

11-09-2019
Information Commissioner’s Office publishes no-deal Brexit guidance for small and medium-sized organisations

Information Commissioner’s Office publishes no-deal Brexit guidance for small and medium-sized organisations

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published dedicated guidance to assist small and medium-sized businesses in their preparations for a no-deal Brexit and has urged them to “prepare for all scenarios” to maintain data ... read more

11-09-2019
Get information about a company

Get information about a company

There is a significant amount of information that can be obtained from Companies House. Companies House is responsible for incorporating and dissolving limited companies, examining and storing company information and making company information ... read more

11-09-2019
What is the Annual Investment Allowance?

What is the Annual Investment Allowance?

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is a generous tax relief that was first introduced in 2008. The AIA allows for the total amount of qualifying expenditure on plant, machinery, commercial vehicles and other qualifying equipment to be deducted ... read more

11-09-2019
Planning a Christmas party?

Planning a Christmas party?

Now is the time that many businesses are planning a Christmas celebration for staff as well as possibly for partners/spouses, clients and prospective clients. The cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is generally allowed as a ... read more

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