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Brexit-readiness events for business

Brexit-readiness events for business: The Department for Business has launched a nationwide programme of events to help businesses prepare for Brexit. The free events are designed to provide free advice on a range of Brexit-related topics, including exporting, importing and employing EU citizens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from senior government officials [...]

‘Major gaps’ in no-deal Brexit guidance

‘Major gaps’ in no-deal Brexit guidance: According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) there are ‘major gaps’ in the government’s no-deal Brexit guidance for UK businesses. The BCC carried out a review of official government no-deal Brexit guidance for businesses, and found that 31 of 36 critical areas are still marked amber or red, [...]

HMRC collects record amounts of IHT

HMRC collects record amounts of IHT: The government has announced that HMRC collected a record sum of £5.4 billion in inheritance tax (IHT) during the 2018/19 tax year. The increase comes on the back of a 15% rise in the number of estates liable for IHT. Between 2015/16 and 2016/17, the number of estates paying [...]

Senior clinicians’ pensions consultation

Senior clinicians’ pensions consultation: The government has launched a consultation on proposals to give senior NHS doctors and nurses access to more flexible pensions. The proposals aim to offer senior clinicians more control over their pensions growth. The consultation follows reports that senior NHS clinicians pension tax charges are making them retire early or change their [...]

Independent review of the Loan Charge

Independent review of the Loan Charge: The government has initiated a review of the Loan Charge and whether the policy is an appropriate way of dealing with disguised remuneration loan schemes used by individuals who entered directly into these schemes to avoid paying tax. Sir Amyas Morse, the former Comptroller and Auditor General and Chief Executive [...]

VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services delayed

VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services delayed: HMRC has announced a one-year delay to the introduction of the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services. The reverse charge represents part of a government clamp-down on VAT fraud. According to the government, large amounts of VAT are lost through ‘missing trader’ [...]