Category Archives: Business News

90% LTV deals launched by Clydesdale

Clydesdale Bank has started a range of 90% LTV deals exclusively through brokers. The lender is also chopping rates on other residential products. The new 90% LTV deals include a free valuation for purchase and remortgage customers. Moreover, the deals come with free legals for remortgage customers. Looking for a mortgage broker in Leeds? Please […]

£20 million SME Brexit Support Fund

The UK government has opened the £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund for applications from 15 March. This support fund will support small businesses with reforms to trade rules with the EU. Smaller businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with […]

Finance Bill 2021: Details Published

The government has published the details of the Finance Bill 2021 on 11 March 2021. The Bill highlights the important law measures(announced in the recent 2021 Budget) set to come into legislation. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the following measures in his budget speech: an extension of the stamp duty holiday in England a super-deduction capital […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday extended

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the extension of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday in Budget 2021. The government will extend the “temporary increase to the SDLT zero-rate band” for residential property in England and Northern Ireland to 30 June 2021. The zero-rate band will be £250,000 from 1 July 2021 until 30 September 2021. […]

Budget 2021: Major highlights at a glance

Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the contents of his Budget 2021 in the House of Commons on 3rd March. He announced the UK government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. However, the focus on helping business and jobs through the pandemic and supporting the UK’s long-term economic recovery will remain unchanged. Here is a […]

VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme: New online service

HMRC has announced a new online VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme for the businesses that deferred VAT payments last year. Businesses can now pay in smaller monthly instalments. HMRC said that If businesses deferred VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, they can: pay the […]

Domestic VAT reverse charge updates

The domestic VAT reverse charge for construction services will come into effect on 1 March 2021, according to HMRC. It was initially scheduled to come into effect from 1 October 2019 but was postponed until October 2020. The VAT reverse charge for construction is an extension of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).It applies only to […]

UK economy suffered the biggest slump in 2020

The UK economy suffered its biggest slump in more than 3 centuries in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the economy. The pandemic closed shops and restaurants, devastated the travel industry and curtailed manufacturing. The economy shrank 9.9 per cent last year. Which is more than twice the figure for 2009 at the height of […]

Bounce Back Loan repayment terms extended

UK government has extended the Bounce Back Loan repayment terms for a further six months. Bounce Back Loan borrowers will now have the opportunity to make payments according to their individual circumstances. They now have the option to delay all repayments for a further six months. Pay as You Grow will be available to over […]

Coronavirus business loan exceeds £71 billion

UK businesses have now borrowed over £71 billion through the government’s coronavirus business loan schemes, according to figures from HM Treasury. The affected business sectors and areas of the country have altogether accessed to the loans of over 1.5 million. The British Business Bank has also published the regional distribution of loans under the Coronavirus […]