Category Archives: Business News

How to claim money back through Eat Out to Help Out scheme

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The government has released guidance on how to claim money back through the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Who can claim If you have registered your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme and offered scheme discounts to diners on Mondays to Wednesdays between 3 and 31 August, you can: claim back […]

Eat Out to Help Out scheme

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The UK government Eat Out to Help Out scheme will start on 3 August and run throughout the month. Chancellor Rishi Sunak had announced this scheme in his Summer Economic Update. It will provide a 50% reduction for sit-down meals in participating cafes, restaurants and pubs across the UK from Monday to Wednesday every week […]

Changes to VAT on imported goods: HMRC introduces a new model

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HMRC has introduced changes to the VAT on imported goods from 1 January 2021. The government will introduce a new model for the VAT treatment of goods arriving in Great Britain from outside of the UK. The changes will ensure to treat goods from EU and non-EU countries in the same way. They will also […]

UK Tax System: OTS recommended measures to simplify VAT

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The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has outlined a range of measures intended to help simplify the UK tax system. The OTS stated that the UK tax has become ‘highly complex’, and has ‘not kept pace with changes in society’. As such, in its report, the OTS has recommended 23 measures intended to simplify VAT. […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Claims deadline approaching

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HMRC has reminded employers that Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims for periods ending on or before 30 June 2020 must be made by 31 July 2020. Employers and agents must submit all CJRS claims for periods ending on or before 30 June 2020 by 31 July 2020. After this date, it will not be […]

VAT flat rates reduction

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HMRC has reduced VAT rates for hospitality and the flat rate scheme. VAT flat rates have been reduced for catering, accommodation and pubs in light of the government’s temporary VAT reduction. As a consequence of the temporary reduction in the VAT rate from 20% to 5% in the hospitality sector, the flat rate percentages used […]

Coronavirus Loan Schemes:UK businesses have borrowed over £46 billion

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UK businesses have now borrowed over £46 billion through the government-backed coronavirus loan schemes. These schemes are helping firms during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, according to the latest figures from the Treasury. In total, £46.3 billion has now been lent to over 1.1 million businesses through the following schemes: Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) Coronavirus […]

Review Capital Gains Tax: Chancellor requests OTS

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  Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a thorough review of capital gains tax (CGT). He requested to analyse the aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains in regard to individuals and small businesses. In the 2016 Budget, there was a drop in CGT, apart from on […]

IFS urges Sunak for higher taxes

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The Institute of Fiscal Studies says the economy will remain in a “support and recovery” phase for some time, but higher taxes are inevitable. They have warned that the government will need to raise taxes in order to pay for the economic support measures announced by Chancellor in his summer statement on Wednesday 8 July. […]

UK chancellor announced new measures -a plan for jobs

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UK chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced new measures “plan for jobs” including bonuses for employers, VAT and stamp duty cuts, home improvement vouchers and eating-out discounts. The finance minister made his summer statement or ‘mini-budget’ in parliament on Wednesday. Today the Chancellor announced the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment […]