The government has started a consultation to transform support for sick and disabled staff and remove barriers for employees. The Department for Work and Pensions has recently set out new measures to transform how employers support and retain disabled staff and those with a health condition. Under the new measures the lowest paid employees would […]

In a bid to accommodate yet more electric vehicles on our roads, the government has launched a consultation aimed at increasing the number of homes with electric car charge-points. In a recent press release they said: “All new-build homes could soon be fitted with an electric car charge-point, the government has outlined today (15 July […]

It’s been confirmed that from April 2020, the government will introduce a new 2% Digital Services Tax (DST) on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users. This is an attempt to tax, in the UK, revenues earned by these social media platforms from customers resident […]

If you rent out all or part of your home this may create a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) charge when you sell the property. Presently, HMRC excludes the last 18 months of your ownership – even if the property is let for this time – when assessing any CGT liability. In a draft of the […]

Dates and deadlines for this month and next: 1 July 2019 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 September 2018. 6 July 2019 – Complete and submit forms P11D return of benefits and expenses and P11D(b) return of Class 1A NICs. 19 July 2019 – Pay Class 1A NICs (by […]

New defensive controls recently deployed by HMRC have put an end to fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers. Fraudsters have increasingly mimicked legitimate HMRC helpline numbers (often beginning with 0300) to dupe taxpayers and steal money. Last year alone, HMRC received over 100,000 phone scam reports. The ‘spoofing’ scam worked as taxpayers would receive […]

It looks increasingly likely that we are heading for a no-deal Brexit. Taken literally, this means that our present relaxed trading relationship with customers and suppliers in the EU will cease at the end of October this year. Whilst there will be attempts to ease customs congestion and the effects of new tariffs, now is […]

The government have recently announced that they are to extend the criteria for an approved, and therefore tax-effective, cycle-to-work scheme as part of their drive to reduce pollution and CO2 emissions in urban environments. E-bikes have an integrated motor that helps a cyclist pedal, allowing them to reach speeds of up to 15.5 mph in […]