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  • Autumn Budget 2018

    Autumn Budget 2018 Summary There was wide-ranging speculation in the run up to this year’s Budget, with experts predicting that, whilst Brexit and ending austerity would be the most prominent features, Chancellor Phillip Hammond would also take the opportunity to make changes in other areas such as pension contributions tax relief and the tax regime…Read More

  • Apprenticeship levy to help smaller firms

    Newsletter issue - November 2018. In a bid to make apprenticeship schemes more accessible, the Treasury has raised the amount of the apprentice levy that larger companies can transfer to smaller firms in their supply chain from 10% to 25%. The change, which was announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond at the Conservative Party conference, aims…Read More

  • High Income Child Benefit Charge

    Newsletter issue - November 2018.The High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) is a tax charge which applies where the 'adjusted net income' of a taxpayer or their partner is more than £50,000 in a tax year, and they or their partner receive child benefit. The charge is equal to one percent of a family's Child…Read More

  • Making use of the trading allowance

    Newsletter issue - November 2018. The introduction of the new trading and property allowances for 2017/18 onwards mean that those with low levels of income from these sources may not need to report it to HMRC. The trading allowance is £1,000 for 2017/18 and 2018/19. Broadly, those with trading income of less than £1,000 a…Read More

  • Software requirements under MTD

    Newsletter issue - November 2018.Under HMRC's new Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which kicks in for VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover in excess of £85,000 from April 2019, businesses will no longer be able to keep manual records. Currently, spreadsheets are commonly used - not only to maintain records, but also to convert the…Read More

  • November questions and answers

    Newsletter issue - November 2018.Q. Are there any advantages to registering voluntarily for VAT even if my taxable turnover is less than the registration threshold? A. A business can register for VAT even if its turnover (total sales) is below the threshold and it may actually save tax by doing so, particularly if its main…Read More

  • November key tax dates

    Newsletter issue - November 2018.2 - Last day for car change notifications in the quarter to 5 October - Use P46 Car 19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student loan and CIS deductions due for month to 5/11/2018Read More

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