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Webinar - Cash Flow Management16-10-20
A Survival Tool for Your Business Government announcements on an almost daily basis make this a challenging time to be a business owner. By taking a few straightforward steps now to understand your financial situation you can make sure you have the… Read more..
New cashback scheme proposed22-10-20
The government has announced plans to allow customers to get cashback from shops without needing to make a purchase. At the moment, cashback is only available to those who buy goods. The new proposals have been put in place to help protect the UK’s… Read more..
Closing a limited company22-10-20
There are a number of reasons why you may decide to close your limited company. This could be because a limited company structure no longer suits your needs, your business is no longer active, or the company is insolvent. You will usually need the… Read more..
Brexit countdown importers22-10-20
As we have reported previously, the UK government has confirmed that it will neither accept nor seek any extension to the Brexit transition period which expires on 31 December 2020. The EU has formally accepted this position. This means that the… Read more..
Brexit countdown exporters22-10-20
The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020 and this means that the process for exporting goods to the EU will change from 1 January 2021. Current guidance published by HMRC states that from 1 January 2021, businesses will need to… Read more..
Clock ticking on the Annual Investment Allowance22-10-20
The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) allows for a 100% tax deduction on qualifying expenditure on plant and machinery to be deducted from your profits before tax. The relief is normally capped at £200,000 per annum but was temporarily increased to… Read more..
Distributions in anticipation of striking off rules22-10-20
The Extra Statutory Concession (ESC) - C16 was a well-used extra-statutory concession that allowed company directors to treat final distributions as a capital disposal and close down their business in an efficient manner. ESC C16 was withdrawn in… Read more..
Starting rate of Income Tax for savings22-10-20
In the current tax year, anyone with taxable income of less than £17,500 will have no tax to pay on their savings income - interest received. This figure is calculated by adding the £5,000 starting rate limit for savings (where 0% of the interest is… Read more..
When you can or can’t use the VAT Cash Accounting Scheme22-10-20
Under standard VAT accounting, VAT is payable on sales whether or not the customer has paid and can lead to a claim for Bad Debt Relief. Under the Cash Accounting Scheme, VAT does not need to be paid over until the customer has paid. A business can… Read more..
New financial support measures announced22-10-20
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his third major statement to the House of Commons in less than a month. This followed the Winter Economy Plan on 24 September and further announcements on 9 October that expanded the scope of the Job Support… Read more..
Gaming behind the wheel?20-10-20
Unbelievably, it has been illegal to make phone calls or text while driving a car, but not illegal to play games or take photos. Clearly, this loophole is begging to be closed and new legislation proposed, 17 October 2020, will aim to do just that.… Read more..
Last orders please…19-10-20
From 1 January 2021, UK businesses that export, import or transport goods to and from the EU will need to comply with a number of new regulations. Inevitably, some will fall short and these will create delays, in your goods reaching EU customers,… Read more..