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Ministers Give Thumbs-Up for Probate Revamp

Ministers Give Thumbs-Up for Probate Revamp

Affluent families in England and Wales face paying probate charges of up to £6,000 from this month after ministers confirmed it as a fee rather than a tax. Families have been used to paying flat fees of up to £215 to obtain the grant of probate needed in England and Wales to administer estates worth … Continued

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Government Consults On New Stamp Duty Surcharge

Government Consults On New Stamp Duty Surcharge

The Government is considering introducing a new stamp duty surcharge, which is designed to clamp down on overseas wealth being used to buy homes in England. Ministers have expressed concerns that affluent foreign investors, particularly those buying properties in London, have been driving up house prices for domestic buyers. Figures from the Land Registry showed … Continued

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BWM Spring Update Seminar – 30 April 2019

BWM Spring Update Seminar – 30 April 2019

BWM Chartered Accountants are hosting a Free Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 30 April from 9am. Full details are provided here Timings: 9am to 12noon Venue: The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool City Centre, L1 3BT Complimentary breakfast pastries and drinks will be provided on arrival with a break for refreshments mid-morning. Booking is … Continued

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EU VAT Refunds Before Brexit No-Deal

EU VAT Refunds Before Brexit No-Deal

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal many UK businesses will need to apply the same processes to EU trade that apply when trading with the rest of the world. The VAT paid in other EU countries is often recoverable by VAT- registered businesses in the UK, who bought goods or services for … Continued

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Making Tax Digital for VAT: One Month To Go

Making Tax Digital for VAT: One Month To Go

The first batch of VAT-registered businesses have less than a month to go until they enter into the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime. All VAT-registered businesses turning over more than £85,000 will be mandated into MTD by 1 October 2019, with the majority of firms adopting the scheme by 1 June 2019. Firms with … Continued

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Government Launches Service To Prepare Firms For EU exit

Government Launches Service To Prepare Firms For EU exit

The Government has launched a new website service to help businesses prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU later this month. ‘Prepare your business for leaving the EU’ is an online tool that provides information on specific rules and regulations, and aims to inform business owners of what is changing in their sector. The … Continued

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Advisory Fuel Rate for Company Cars from 1 March 2019

Advisory Fuel Rate for Company Cars from 1 March 2019

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 March 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. Engine Size Petrol Diesel LPG 1400cc or less 11p   7p (8p) 1600cc or less 10p 1401cc to 2000cc 14p 8p (10p) 1601 to … Continued

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HMRC Error Hits Early-Paying Self-Assessment Taxpayers

HMRC Error Hits Early-Paying Self-Assessment Taxpayers

HMRC admitted an error which saw hundreds of early-paying taxpayers wrongly issued with late-payment notices before the deadline for self-assessment tax returns. The deadline for 2017/18 self-assessment submissions and any tax owed came and went at midnight on 31 January 2019, with £100 penalties in place for not filing on time. However, 653 people who … Continued

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Automatic Enrolment Minimum Contributions Increase On 6 April 2019

Automatic Enrolment Minimum Contributions Increase On 6 April 2019

Employer duties By law, the total minimum contributions your organisation must pay into its staff workplace pension schemes increase on 6 April 2019. You need to be ready for this increase, and make sure you’re set up to pay the correct amounts into staff pension schemes – so you comply with the law, and your … Continued

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UK “No Deal” Brexit Planning Checklist

UK “No Deal” Brexit Planning Checklist

There is still uncertainty around what Brexit will mean and planning for a “No Deal” scenario seems sensible right now. The Government has published guidance: “UK government’s preparations for a no deal scenario” and it continues to provide updates on how to prepare for the event. See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-governments-preparations-for-a-no-deal-scenario Businesses that buy and sell from the … Continued