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Increased Support for Self Employed

Increased Support for Self Employed

Increased support made available for the self employed The government has increased the support available to self-employed workers and extended its emergency business loan schemes as the UK heads for a second national lockdown. On 5 November Rishi Sunak announced an increase  in the level of the third instalment of the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) [...]
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Furlough Scheme Extended

Furlough Scheme Extended

Furlough scheme extended On 5 November, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that as part of the new national lockdown the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of March 2021. This announcement updates the Prime Minister’s previous announcement on 31 October that the CJRS would be extended for a month until December. [...]
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Brexit – Transition Period

Brexit – Transition Period

Brexit – transition period The leaders of the UK and European Union signed the Withdrawal Agreement, and the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. However the UK is now in the transition or implementation period during which time it is ‘business as usual’ as the UK is covered by EU rules until the [...]
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Self assessment deadline approaching

Self assessment deadline approaching

Self assessment deadline approaching The deadline for submitting your 2018/19 self assessment return is 31 January 2020. The deadline applies to taxpayers who need to complete a tax return and make direct payments to HMRC in respect of their income tax, Classes 2 and 4 National Insurance Contributions (NIC), capital gains tax and High Income [...]
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Call for review of High Income Child Benefit Charge

Call for review of High Income Child Benefit Charge

Call for review of High Income Child Benefit Charge The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling on the government to address issues with the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC). The HICBC is designed to claw back child benefit where the claimant or their partner earns in excess of £50,000. According to LITRG [...]
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Guidance on Structures and Buildings Allowance

Guidance on Structures and Buildings Allowance

Guidance on Structures and Buildings Allowance The latest HMRC Agent Update includes guidance on the Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA). This capital allowance is designed to provide tax relief for businesses and to support investment in constructing new structures and buildings and improving existing ones. The SBA relieves the construction costs for new structures and [...]
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Retiring clinicians payments

Retiring clinicians payments

Retiring clinicians payments The Secretary of State has confirmed that the commitments being entered into, to make payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax, will be honoured when clinicians retire. In a written statement Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care stated: ‘I have agreed to support this proposal from NHS [...]
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Chancellor commits to review of IR35

Chancellor commits to review of IR35

Review of the Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge The government has announced it will make a number of changes to the loan charge rules, in response to Sir Amyas Morse’s independent review of the loan charge policy and its implementation. The government has announced the following key changes to the loan charge: the loan charge will [...]
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