COVID-19: delay to VAT reverse charge on construction services

On 5 June 2020, HMRC announced a five-month delay to the introduction of the domestic VAT reverse charge for construction services, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector. The change will now apply from 1 March 2021 and will overhaul the way VAT is payable on building and construction invoices as… Continue reading COVID-19: delay to VAT reverse charge on construction services

Chancellor unveils help for self-employed workers

On the 26 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to help self-employed workers who have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Under the scheme the government will pay self-employed people a taxable grant based on an average of their earnings over the past three years. The grant will cover up to 80% of earnings… Continue reading Chancellor unveils help for self-employed workers

COVID-19: Measures for UK businesses

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that began in China and spread rapidly around the globe has caused major disruption to businesses and economies worldwide. The UK government has responded to COVID-19 with measures aimed at delaying its spread and mitigating damage to the economy with a substantial stimulus package. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package… Continue reading COVID-19: Measures for UK businesses

Budget 2020 – 5 Changes That May Affect Your Business

On 11 March 2020 the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented his first Budget, just a month into the job.  It was always going to be a challenge for him to prepare for the budget in such a short space of time and this wasn’t made any easier for him with the rapidly changing situation with… Continue reading Budget 2020 – 5 Changes That May Affect Your Business

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 some households think making a child benefit claim is… Continue reading Call for review of High Income Child Benefit Charge

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Chancellor announces Budget date

Chancellor Sajid Javid has announced that he will deliver the 2020 Budget on Wednesday 11 March 2020. The 2020 Budget will be the first to be delivered after the UK's scheduled departure from the EU on 31 January 2020. It is also Mr Javid's first Budget as Chancellor, following the cancellation of last November's planned… Continue reading Chancellor announces Budget date

Minimum wage rates announced

The Government has announced the largest increase since the National Living Wage was introduced two decades ago. The government has announced a 6.2% increase in the National Living Wage (NLW), which applies to workers aged 25 and over. From 1 April 2020 the NLW will rise from the current rate of £8.21 to £8.72 an… Continue reading Minimum wage rates announced

Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

Former BBC presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost her appeal against a ruling that she was an employee, not a freelance contractor, when she worked for the BBC via a personal service company. The IR35 rules in broad terms mean that those working via a personal service company have to consider whether, if the services were… Continue reading Christa Ackroyd loses IR35 appeal

HMRC countdown: file your tax return

With less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2020, HMRC is urging taxpayers to complete their tax returns early, in order to avoid the last minute rush. HMRC report that last year more than 2,000 people submitted their tax returns on Christmas Day. Taxpayers should consider submitting their… Continue reading HMRC countdown: file your tax return