UK government unveils energy strategy

Up to eight more nuclear reactors could be delivered to existing sites as part of the UK's new energy strategy. The plan, which aims to boost UK energy independence and tackle rising prices, also includes plans to increase wind, hydrogen and solar production. Under the government's new plans, up to 95% of the UK's electricity… Continue reading UK government unveils energy strategy

HMRC starts chasing up SEISS overpayments

HMRC has started to recover overpayments of Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants. From April, HMRC is writing to taxpayers whose entitlement to the fourth or the fifth SEISS grant has reduced by more than £100 to ask them to repay amounts that were overpaid. Entitlement to the fourth and fifth SEISS grants can be… Continue reading HMRC starts chasing up SEISS overpayments

COVID-19 support grants paid to companies must be included on company tax returns

HMRC has warned that businesses must declare any coronavirus (COVID-19) support grants or payments on their company tax returns and stated that the grants and payments are taxable. The deadline for filing company tax returns is 12 months after the end of the accounting period. The deadline to pay corporation tax will depend on any… Continue reading COVID-19 support grants paid to companies must be included on company tax returns

Payment period on residential CGT is doubled

The government has doubled the period for filing and payment of capital gains tax (CGT) on residential property from 30 days to 60 days. The measure was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the recent Autumn Budget. The change applies from 27 October 2021. It sees the deadline for residents to report and pay CGT… Continue reading Payment period on residential CGT is doubled

Autumn Budget 2021

On 27 October 2021 the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented his latest Budget.  Overall it seemed more of a “spending” budget than a “tax" budget and there was very little that was actually new, with major policy changes having been leaked in advance or announced previously…. Given there have been grants and reliefs dished out over… Continue reading Autumn Budget 2021

HMRC outlines changes to late payment penalty regime

HMRC has published a policy paper outlining the forthcoming changes to the penalties for late payment and interest harmonisation for taxpayers. The government intends to reform sanctions for late submission and late payments to make them 'fairer and more consistent across taxes'. Initially the changes will apply to VAT and Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA).  … Continue reading HMRC outlines changes to late payment penalty regime

Fifth SEISS grant will be open to claims from late July

HMRC has confirmed that the fifth Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant covering the period May 2021 to September 2021 will open to claims from late July. To be eligible for the grant, an individual must be self-employed or a member of a partnership. They must have traded in the tax year 2019/20 and submitted… Continue reading Fifth SEISS grant will be open to claims from late July

Forms P11D – reporting employee benefits

The forms P11D which report details of benefits and some expenses provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2021, are due for submission to HMRC by 6 July 2021. The process of gathering the necessary information and completing the forms can take some time, so it is important that this process… Continue reading Forms P11D – reporting employee benefits