Insider September 2020

The witnessing of wills over video-conferencing platforms in England and Wales has been temporarily legalised, the Government has confirmed. The law still requires a will to be made “in the presence of” at least two witnesses to be legally valid…

Insider August 2020

The Government has called for a comprehensive review of the capital gains tax system. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has commissioned the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) to review how asset sales are taxed. Capital gains tax applies on the sales of…

Insider July 2020

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…

Insider June 2020

Bodies representing UK businesses have described their relief after the job retention scheme was extended until 31 October. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the Government will continue to pay the wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus. Furloughed employees, therefore…

Insider May 2020

VAT rules for food and drink in the UK are “overly complex” and in need of reform, the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has claimed. Chancellor Rishi Sunak used his Spring Budget to scrap the so-called ‘tampon tax’ when the Brexit…