The Gift Aid scheme is available to all UK taxpayers. The charity or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) concerned can take a taxpayer’s donation and, provided all the qualifying conditions are met,
Scotland’s increased social security benefits
There has been a 10.1% increase in twelve Scottish government grants that are delivered through Social Security Scotland. Seven of these benefits are only available North of the border.
Shares and asset valuations for tax purposes
The Shares and Assets Valuations (SAV) team is a special section of HRMC that deals with enquiries in respect of the valuations of unquoted shares – shares of companies which are not quoted, listed or
Tax when you sell property
The annual exempt amount applicable to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) has been reduced to £6,000 (from £12,300) for the new 2023-24 tax year.
CGT is normally charged at a simple flat rate of 20% and this
VAT guidance for overseas sellers
New simplified VAT guidance for overseas sellers has been published by HMRC. The guidance also includes a new translation into simplified Mandarin to help support Chinese retailers that sell goods
Full expensing started 1 April 2023
The new 100% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets known as full expensing came into effect on 1 April 2023. This measure expected to help boost business investment
Pensioner Cost of Living Payment 2023-24
The Cost of Living support package has been designed to help over 8 million households in receipt of means tested benefits. The details for Cost of Living payments due in the 2023-24 tax year have
Energy Bills Discount Scheme
The new Energy Bills Discount Scheme replaces the Energy Bill Relief Scheme which came to an end on 31 March 2023. The new scheme will offer support to eligible non-domestic energy customers,
Bank of England and HMRC increase interest rates
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on 22 March 2023 and voted 7-2 in favour of raising interest rates by 25 basis points to 4.25% in a move to tackle continued, rising
Company share buy-backs
Company share buy-backs are also commonly known as a company purchase of own shares. A company may decide to buy back their shares for a number of reasons including to return cash to shareholders or
Associated companies and Corporation Tax
There are two rates of Corporation Tax effective from 1 April 2023. Taxable profits up £50,000 continue to be taxed at the 19% Small Business Profits Rate. Taxable profits in excess of £250,000 will
Spring Finance Bill published
The government published the Spring Finance Bill 2023 on 23 March 2023. The Bill is officially known as the Finance (No 2) Bill, because it is the second Finance Bill of the 2022-23 Parliamentary
Solvency continues to be a pressing issue
The recent rise in inflation and interest rates underlines the fact that the UK and world economies are still suffering from the effects of the continuing war in Ukraine.
Accordingly, if you have
Powering Britain from Britain
Britain’s rollout of clean, affordable, home-grown energy is moving full speed ahead, with the UK government offering £205 million in its latest renewables auction, boosting energy security, growing
Tax Diary April/May 2023
1 April 2023 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 June 2022.
19 April 2023 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 April 2023. (If you pay your tax electronically the due
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