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Rent-a-room: letting as office accommodation

The rent-a-room scheme is a set of special rules designed to help homeowners who rent-a-room in their home. The current ...
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Income excluded from a property business

HMRC publishes a list of income streams that are excluded from a UK property business. The list includes fishing concerns, ...
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Inheritance Tax Business Relief

There are a number of reliefs available that can reduce liability to IHT if you inherit the estate of someone ...
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Taxis: what is liable to VAT

HMRC sets out specific guidance regarding the application of VAT if you are in the taxi and private hire car ...
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Tax if you divorce or separate

If you are a couple that is getting separated or divorced, apart from the emotional stress, there are also tax ...
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National Minimum Wage reminder for summer staff

We would like to remind any students and seasonal staff that work part time, for example in a summer job, ...
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Card security update

VISA have issued information regarding changes to card processing security from September 2021. The idea is to reduce online fraud ...
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IHT – settled and excluded property

A trust is an obligation that binds a trustee, an individual or a company, to deal with the assets such ...
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Associated company rules

As announced in the Budget earlier this year there will be two rates of Corporation Tax from 1 April 2023 ...
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OTS – making better use of third party data

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) was established in July 2010, to provide advice to the Chancellor on simplifying the ...
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Current Capital Gains Tax rates

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is normally charged at a simple flat rate of 20% and this applies to most chargeable ...
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VAT – what you can and cannot reclaim

For most fully taxable businesses, VAT can be reclaimed on goods and services used in the business. This means that ...
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Stage 4 COVID roadmap implemented 19th July

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, spoke to the nation and confirmed that the vaccines have significantly weakened the link between ...
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CGT on second property sales – 30 day rule

The Capital Gains Tax (CGT) reporting and payment date for UK residents that sell a residential property changed with effect ...
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Reporting foreign income for UK tax purposes

Income Tax is generally payable on taxable income received by individuals including earnings from employment, earnings from self-employment, pensions income, ...
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VAT – which supplies does reverse charge apply to

The VAT domestic reverse charge accounting mechanism was put in place to help prevent criminal attacks on the UK VAT ...
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New EU VAT Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) rules

There have been significant changes to the EU VAT rules for the sale of goods for businesses selling goods to ...
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Changes to furlough scheme from 1 July 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) commonly known as the furlough scheme is open to all UK employers to access ...
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Tax credits renewal deadline reminder

The 31 July 2021 is the reporting deadline for families and individuals that receive tax credits. By this date they ...
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Resilience

One of the lessons we should take away from the COVID experience – in a business context – is the ...
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