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20-06-2019
2020 May bank holiday will be moved to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

2020 May bank holiday will be moved to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

The government has announced that the date of next year’s early May bank holiday is to move from Monday, ... read more

18-06-2019
Gifts with strings attached

Gifts with strings attached

The majority of gifts made during a person's life are not subject to tax at the time of the gift. ... read more

18-06-2019
The tax consequences of social events

The tax consequences of social events

The cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is generally allowed as a deduction for tax ... read more

18-06-2019
Selling the family heirlooms

Selling the family heirlooms

There are special rules concerning the payment of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale of personal ... read more

18-06-2019
When does ATED apply?

When does ATED apply?

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) came into effect from 1 April 2013. The tax applies to ... read more

18-06-2019
VAT and disaggregation

VAT and disaggregation

The artificial separation of businesses is where two or more businesses are split, and each ... read more

18-06-2019
HMRC’s complaint handling process

HMRC’s complaint handling process

Taxpayers may find themselves in a position where they need to make a complaint to HMRC. Complaints can ... read more

11-06-2019
On your e-bike

On your e-bike

The Cycling Minister, Michael Ellis, has announced a number of changes to the Cycle to Work scheme in an ... read more

11-06-2019
HMRC cancels penalties charged to 6,000 families

HMRC cancels penalties charged to 6,000 families

The High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) was introduced in January 2013 and applies a charge to ... read more

11-06-2019
HMRC blocks phone fraudsters

HMRC blocks phone fraudsters

Fraudsters have been blocked from using HMRC’s most used helpline numbers after the introduction of ... read more

11-06-2019
Free television licences scrapped for over-75s

Free television licences scrapped for over-75s

The TV licence fee has not been payable by those aged 75 or over since 2001. During 2015, the government ... read more

11-06-2019
Genuine HMRC messages

Genuine HMRC messages

HMRC has issued an updated version of their online guidance on Genuine HMRC contact and recognising ... read more

11-06-2019
Free information about companies

Free information about companies

A surprising amount of free information about companies is available from Companies House. This is in ... read more

11-06-2019
Employer owned property and sub-letting

Employer owned property and sub-letting

In some industries, employers provide accommodation to employees because this is required by the nature ... read more

11-06-2019
Cashback schemes and tax

Cashback schemes and tax

Statement of Practice 4/97 sets out HMRC’s views on the correct treatment for tax purposes of ... read more

11-06-2019
VAT reverse charge construction industry

VAT reverse charge construction industry

A change to the VAT rules first announced at Budget 2018, will come into effect from 1 October 2019. This ... read more

04-06-2019
Working past retirement age

Working past retirement age

There are many taxpayers who have reached the State Pension age and continue to work. In most cases they ... read more

04-06-2019
Working from home allowance

Working from home allowance

If you are self-employed and running a business from your home, there are simplified arrangements ... read more

04-06-2019
Working tax credits you could claim

Working tax credits you could claim

The Working Tax Credit (WTC) is designed to help taxpayers on low incomes by providing top-up payments ... read more

04-06-2019
New crackdown on funeral plans

New crackdown on funeral plans

The government has announced new plans to crackdown on high pressure and bullying tactics to sell pre ... read more