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Insider March 2021

February 26, 2021

Opt-in to vat deferral new payment scheme by 31 March 2021, personal allowance and higher-rate threshold to increase 0.5%, changes to prompt-payment code aim to end late payments and record number miss self-assessment filing deadline due to COVID-19. Read more.

IR35 in the private sector

February 26, 2021

Off-payroll working in the private sector. Are you prepared for changes to the IR35 rules? Read more.

National Insurance planning

February 26, 2021

For employers, employees and the self-employed. Read more.

Insider September 2020

August 28, 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

July 31, 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

June 30, 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

May 29, 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

April 30, 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...

Insider April 2020

March 31, 2020

The Government has delayed extending the off-payroll working rules to the private sector, as the UK fights to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Hot on the heels of announcing a £350 billion support package for struggling businesses, the Treasury pulled the...

Insider March 2020

March 2, 2020

Almost a million taxpayers missed the self-assessment deadline on 31 January, despite record numbers of compliance. Figures from HMRC showed that a record 11,122,967 taxpayers out of 11.7 million beat the midnight self-assessment deadline for 2018/19 on 31 January 2020...

Insider Dec 19

February 18, 2020

A report into the loan charge may not be published until after the deadline for settling claims with HMRC has passed. Up to 50,000 people whose employers had paid them through loans from offshore trusts dating back to 1999 were...

Insider Nov 19

February 18, 2020

A government-backed pension provider is trialling emotive messages to nudge sole traders to start retirement saving. The messages from NEST aim to persuade the self-employed to sign up for pensions through payment or accountancy platforms or trade and industry bodies...

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