23 Mar 2021

How can tax policy help reduce the effects of climate change?

In a recent report, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) urged the government to overhaul its policy on environmental taxes to help the UK get back on track to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emission goals. Here, we outline some of the points raised by the business group.

23 Feb 2021

2021 Budget – what can we expect?

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, combined with the UK’s exit from the EU, presents unprecedented modern economic challenges, uncertainty and anxiety. Whilst certain changes in the UK tax system are inevitable, the timing of such changes and the degree of change could be critical.

26 Jan 2021

Taking a look at Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax

On 12 November 2020, HMRC launched the first consultation on Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax (MTD for CT). Open for comments until 5 March 2021, a key headline is that the government are not looking to mandate MTD for CT prior to 2026. This is the start of a journey but one that all corporates and their tax agents will be interested in monitoring.

14 Dec 2020

Preventing abuse of Research and Development tax relief

As part of the draft clauses of the Finance Bill 2021, policy proposals on preventing abuse of Research and Development (R&D) tax relief for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) were released on 12 November 2020.

24 Nov 2020

Extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has once again extended the duration of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), often referred to as the furlough scheme. As part of the package of support measures that were introduced because of a second national lockdown for England it was extended for the planned duration. The Chancellor recently announced that the CJRS will be extended to the end of March.

26 Oct 2020

Job Support Scheme and the Expansion

As part of the Winter Economy Plan Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of the government’s new Job Support Scheme Open (JSS Open). The JSS aims to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months.

09 Sep 2020

Claiming the Job Retention Bonus

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Summer Economic Statement saw the announcement of a Job Retention Bonus (JRB) aimed at encouraging employers to keep employees on the payroll until the end of January.

24 Aug 2020

Considering the SEISS - are your clients eligible for a second grant?

From 17 August 2020, the self-employed are able to claim a second support grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). This is deemed to cover the period consisting of June, July and August.

17 Jul 2020

Reviewing the measures announced in the Summer Economic Update

In the wake of the economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently presented a Summer Economic Update, in which he outlined measures to boost the UK economy and protect jobs. Here, we consider some of the headline measures.

19 Jun 2020

Is now a good time to review your website and branding?

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant businesses around the world have had to quickly adapt and change how they operate, from simply having to work remotely, both as a team and with clients, to changing your digital solutions to ensure you can meet your clients’ requirements. Making sure your business is the best it can be, not just in the present, but for the future too, is vital.

18 May 2020

Looking ahead: exiting lockdown

The government recently outlined its plans for how the UK will exit the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. On 10 May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a relaxing of certain lockdown restrictions, and the government published a 50-page guidance document. Here, we consider the guidance, and contemplate how businesses can prepare their workforces to restart operations once the COVID-19 lockdown ends.

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