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Pub secures reduced tied rent and discounts
05/08/2021 - More...
The Pubs Code Adjudicator is responsible for enforcing the statutory Pubs Code. The Pubs Code regulates the relationship between all pub companies owning 500 or more tied pubs in England and Wales and their tied tenants. Tied tenants are those that are obliged to purchase beer and/or other products or services from their landlord. An

VAT inclusive and exclusive prices
05/08/2021 - More...
When identifying the amount of VAT charged, it is important to distinguish between VAT inclusive and VAT exclusive prices. A VAT inclusive price includes VAT at the prevailing rate. When a VAT registered business issues an invoice to their customer they must ensure that they charge the correct rate of VAT. Whilst most businesses in the

When is a company dormant for tax purposes?
05/08/2021 - More...
If a company has stopped trading and has no other income then the company is usually classed as dormant for Corporation Tax purposes. A company is usually dormant for Corporation Tax if it: has stopped trading and has no other income, for example investments is a new limited company that hasn’t started trading is an unincorporated

Further change to SEISS 5 legislation
05/08/2021 - More...
HM Treasury has published a Correction Treasury Direction made under the Coronavirus Act 2020, section 76, which modifies and extends the effect of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The Direction mainly deals with the expansion of the SEISS from 1 May 2021 to 30 September 2021, officially referred to as the SEISS Grant

Décor and plant and machinery allowances
05/08/2021 - More...
Capital Allowances are the deductions which allow businesses to secure tax relief for certain capital expenditure. Capital Allowances are available to sole traders, self-employed persons or partnerships, as well as companies and organisations liable to Corporation Tax. The Capital Allowance legislation does not specifically define plant

IHT change of domicile
05/08/2021 - More...
It is possible in certain circumstances for an individual to have two domiciles although this is unusual. There is a concept in the UK of deemed domicile, whereby any person who has been resident in the UK for more than 15 of the previous 20 years will be deemed to be domiciled in the UK for tax purposes. Before 6 April 2017, a person

COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for care homes staff
05/08/2021 - More...
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 have now been approved by both House of Parliament and will come into force on 11 November 2021. The regulations effectively require staff working in registered care homes in England to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they’re

Tax Diary August/September 2021
29/07/2021 - More...
1 August 2021 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 October 2020. 19 August 2021 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 August 2021. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 August 2021) 19 August 2021 - Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 August 2021. 19 August

Reforming statutory sick pay
29/07/2021 - More...
Following its summer 2019 consultation entitled “Health is everyone’s business: proposals for reducing ill health-related job loss”, the government has now published its response which takes into account the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on work and health. The response confirms that the government: will not be

SEISS – more red tape
29/07/2021 - More...
Government support to the self-employed through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is due to end on 30 September 2021. A fifth and final grant covering the period May 2021 to September 2021 will be opened to claims from late July for those who have suffered a significant reduction in trading profits. To qualify for the

Tax-free gains on gifts to spouse or charity
29/07/2021 - More...
In most cases, there is no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to be paid on the transfer of assets to a spouse or civil partner. There is, however, still a disposal that has taken place for CGT purposes effectively at no gain or loss on the date of the transfer. When the asset ultimately comes to be sold, the gain or loss will be calculated based on

Who pays Inheritance Tax?
29/07/2021 - More...
Inheritance Tax (IHT) is commonly collected on a person’s estate when they die but can also be payable during a person’s lifetime on certain trusts and gifts. The rate of IHT currently payable is 40% on death and 20% on lifetime gifts. IHT is payable at a reduced rate on some assets if 10% or more of the 'net value' of their estate is

Turnover defined for 5th SEISS grant
29/07/2021 - More...
HMRC has published new guidance to help the self-employed calculate their turnover for making a claim under the 5th Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant. The final date for making a claim for the 5th grant will be 30 September 2021. The figures will be used to compare turnover in the pandemic year from April 2020 - April

Who counts as CIS contractor or sub-contractor?
29/07/2021 - More...
The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a set of special rules that affect tax and National Insurance for those working in the construction industry. Businesses in the construction industry are known as 'contractors' and 'subcontractors' and will need to be aware of the tax implications of the scheme. Under the CIS, contractors are

Continuous employment defined
29/07/2021 - More...
When a new employee is added to the payroll it is the employers' responsibility to ensure they meet the employees’ rights. One of the issues that must be considered is the employees’ length of continuous employment. Continuous employment is calculated from the first day of work without a break. The length of continuous employment gives

Updated working safely guidance to apply from 19 July 2021
22/07/2021 - More...
With England having moved to step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown from 19 July 2021, the government has published updated guidance on working safely during coronavirus. The guidance, which is to be kept under review, has been re-categorised into the following six sector-specific guides: construction and outdoor work events and

New COVID-19 vaccination guidance for employers
22/07/2021 - More...
Public Health England has published a new guide for employers on COVID-19 vaccination. The guide encourages employers to support the government’s COVID-19 vaccination programme and it covers the following subjects: why supporting vaccination of employees against COVID-19 is important what employers can do to support the vaccination of

National Minimum Wage reminder for summer staff
22/07/2021 - More...
We would like to remind any students and seasonal staff that work part time, for example in a summer job, to ensure they are being paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW). All workers are legally entitled to be paid the NMW. This includes temporary seasonal staff, who often work short-term contracts in bars, hotels, shops and warehouses over

Inheritance Tax Business Relief
22/07/2021 - More...
There are a number of reliefs available that can reduce liability to IHT if you inherit the estate of someone who has died. One of these reliefs is known as Business Relief and is a valuable tax relief for taxpayers with business interests, offering either 50% or 100% relief from IHT on the value of the business assets if certain

Tax if you divorce or separate
22/07/2021 - More...
If you are a couple that is getting separated or divorced, apart from the emotional stress, there are also tax issues that can have significant implications. Whilst this is unlikely to be uppermost in your mind it is important that the tax consequences of the break-up are carefully considered. Whilst Income Tax does not automatically

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Pub secures reduced tied rent and discounts
05/08/2021 - More...
The Pubs Code Adjudicator is responsible for enforcing the statutory Pubs Code. The Pubs Code

VAT inclusive and exclusive prices
05/08/2021 - More...
When identifying the amount of VAT charged, it is important to distinguish between VAT inclusive and

When is a company dormant for tax purposes?
05/08/2021 - More...
If a company has stopped trading and has no other income then the company is usually classed as

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