Government launches ‘Get ready for Brexit’ website

Government launches ‘Get ready for Brexit’ website

Ever since the referendum under David Cameron’s Conservative Goverment back in June 2016 the topic of Brexit hasn’t been far from the front pages. As we move ever closer to the 31 October 2019 deadline for Britain to leave the EU the Government have launch a...
Delays to R&D tax credit claims

Delays to R&D tax credit claims

Businesses have been experiencing “significant delays” to their research and development (R&D) tax credit claims in recent months. R&D relief is available to companies that work on innovative projects in science and technology, with the aim of...
HMRC publishes new IR35 guidance

HMRC publishes new IR35 guidance

New guidance has been published on the HMRC website, covering changes to the off-payroll working rules known as IR35 which will come into effect next year. From 6 April 2020, medium and large-sized businesses will be responsible for deciding the employment status of...
VAT reverse charge ‘should be delayed’

VAT reverse charge ‘should be delayed’

A major change to VAT in the construction industry could cause significant disruption to businesses unless it’s delayed, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned. The VAT domestic reverse charge is set to come into effect on 1 October 2019, and will...
Help-to-buy ISA closing date approaches

Help-to-buy ISA closing date approaches

First-time buyers have around four months left to open a help-to-buy ISA, before the scheme closes to new applicants on 30 November 2019. The help-to-buy ISA allows people to receive a 25% government bonus on savings they use to buy their first home, up to a maximum...
Private sector contractors warned about tax rises

Private sector contractors warned about tax rises

Sole traders and the self employed who work with the private sector will have to pay increased tax after the government said it would continue with plans to level the playing field between employees and those in the gig economy. From April next year it is estimated...