Making Tax Digital (MTD) is set to expand to all VAT-registered businesses from April 2022, the Treasury has announced. Since April 2019, VAT-registered traders with annual taxable turnover above £85,000 have been submitting VAT returns through MTD, while other firms have been able to submit VAT returns voluntarily. From April 2023, the Treasury expects MTD … Continued
Please find attached our summary of Rishi Sunak’s speech yesterday. We hope you find the summary interesting and if you want to talk through any of the detail please get in touch.
The UK’s economy experienced the largest monthly contraction on record in April 2020, shrinking by 20.4%. The sharp fall in GDP came as the UK spent its first full month in lockdown to try and halt the spread of COVID-19. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said April’s decline was three times deeper than at … Continued
The UK is likely to be in the deepest economic recession since records began, after gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 5.8% in March 2020. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the economy shrank by 2% in the first three months of 2020, with bigger quarterly slumps set to follow. Lockdown measures were … Continued
UK businesses have claimed more than £22 billion in Government loans and guarantees to support their cashflow during the coronavirus crisis. That includes more than £14.18bn in 464,393 bounce-back loans for small businesses, just two weeks after the scheme launched. Bounce-back loans worth 25% of a business’s turnover, up to a maximum of £50,000, have … Continued
Most small businesses in England will pay no business rates in 2020/21 in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in last month’s Spring Budget that almost half of small firms will have a one-year business rates holiday. As part of financial measures announced to limit the economic impacts … Continued
The amount of capital gains tax small business owners can potentially save when they sell their business has been cut by 90% for 2020/21. Entrepreneurs’ relief allows people to pay a reduced 10% flat rate of capital gains tax on any gain made from selling a business, instead of the typical 20% or 28% rate. … Continued
A quarter of small business owners in the UK believe their company will fold in the next four years, research has claimed. Late payments (54%), tax rates (44%) and cyber-attacks (27%) were the biggest concerns among the 500 owner-managers polled by cloud accounting software provider Xero. Other challenges included Brexit (44%), maintaining or boosting levels … Continued
On 25 October 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid wrote to the Treasury Select Committee to confirm that the Budget will not take place on 6 November 2019 as originally planned. You can access the oficial letter here. We will ensure that we keep you informed of any further developments.
The number of people starting apprenticeships has fallen by 26% since the Government’s reforms to the apprenticeship system, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). In April 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) introduced several changes to the apprenticeships scheme, including a levy on large employers and a co-funding requirement from smaller … Continued