HMRC write off £4.3bn in Covid payments lost to fraud

HMRC write off £4.3bn in Covid payments lost to fraud

HMRC are expecting to recover £1 of every £4 stolen from the public purse by fraudsters during the pandemic. In figures published last week a total of £4.3 billion has been written off. This represents c74% of the total £5.8 billion that was stolen from its emergency...
Investing and trading in cryptocurrency; know how to tax it

Investing and trading in cryptocurrency; know how to tax it

HMRC have been keen to ensure that all individuals and businesses are paying the correct levels and amounts of UK tax on their cryptocurrency and other crypto assets. So if this is you, it is vital that you are aware of your tax obligations. Investing and trading in...
Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone – Wigan Impacted

Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone – Wigan Impacted

Greater Manchester is introducing a clean air charging zone from 30th May 2022, with some vehicles having an automatic exemption until the 1st June 2023. The main vehicles impacted will be: Heavy goods vehicles Buses Coaches Hackney cabs and private hire vehicles...
Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure The Chancellors autumn budget was released on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Whilst a lot of the budget was known before the official announcement there was a lot more detail released on the day. It remains to be seen how the country...
End of the road for Furlough

End of the road for Furlough

As we reach the final days of September, we prepare for the closure of the ground breaking Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The one-of-a-kind scheme launched by Rishi Sunak back in March 2020, has been a lifeline for millions of businesses and employees.   ...
Hospitality VAT Rate Change

Hospitality VAT Rate Change

On 8 July 2020 the government announced it would introduce a temporary reduced VAT rate of 5% to certain supplies relating to hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation and admission to certain attractions. The reduced rate was intended to help hospitality and hotel...