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12 Sep

Immigration rights of EEA citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit

  • Employment Law

The Government has now announced the revised transitional arrangements that will apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit to EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their close family members arriving in the UK after Brexit, replacing those set out in a January…

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11 Sep

Get information about a company

  • Corporate Governance & Regulation

There is a significant amount of information that can be obtained from Companies House. Companies House is responsible for incorporating and dissolving limited companies, examining and storing company information and making company information…

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11 Sep

What is the Annual Investment Allowance?

  • Capital allowances

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is a generous tax relief that was first introduced in 2008. The AIA allows for the total amount of qualifying expenditure on plant, machinery, commercial vehicles and other qualifying equipment to be deducted…

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11 Sep

Planning a Christmas party?

  • Employment & Payroll

Now is the time that many businesses are planning a Christmas celebration for staff as well as possibly for partners/spouses, clients and prospective clients. The cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is generally allowed as a…

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11 Sep

Reporting employee changes

  • Employment & Payroll

There are rules that businesses must follow when they are reporting employee changes. These changes must be sent to HMRC using a Full Payment Submission (FPS). The FPS is a submission that you need to make to HMRC every time you pay your employees…

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11 Sep

Options to close down a limited company

  • Corporate Governance & Regulation

There are a number of reasons why a limited company may no longer be required and can be shut down. This may be because the limited company structure no longer suits a client's needs, the business is no longer active, or the company is insolvent.…

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11 Sep

Claiming Entrepreneurs’ relief

  • Capital Gains Tax

Entrepreneurs' relief applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a trading partnership. Where this relief is available, CGT of 10% is payable in place of the standard rate. There are a…

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11 Sep

Duty-free shopping to make a comeback?

  • European Union

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has said that the Government will reintroduce duty-free shopping with EU countries in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal. This would mean that passengers travelling to EU countries would be able…

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10 Sep

VAT changes for CIS Sub-contractors delayed

  • Value Added Tax

The VAT rule changes for building contractors and sub-contractors that were expected to come into effect imminently, have been delayed for 12 months until 1 October 2020. This surprise announcement followed intense lobbying by the construction…

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4 Sep

Filing deadlines for company accounts

  • Corporation Tax

The normal deadline for filing private limited company accounts is 9 months after the company’s financial year end, known as the accounting reference date. For example, many companies have a year-end date of 31 March and are therefore required…

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4 Sep

Filing deadlines for a company confirmation statement

  • Corporate Governance & Regulation

As well as filing accounts with Companies House, there is a further requirement to check that the information Companies House holds about your company is correct every year. This is facilitated by the filing of an annual company confirmation…

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4 Sep

Help to Save accounts

  • General

The Help to Save scheme can help those on low incomes to boost their savings. The scheme was launched in September 2018, and new figures published by HMRC have revealed that over 132,000 people have signed up, depositing more than £31.4 million…

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