Tag Archives: UK Economy

Tariff free trade deal: Brexit

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Just before Christmas, the U.K. and the EU have announced a historic agreement indicating tariff free trade deal. The agreement (termed a “Trade and Co-operation Agreement” (TCA)) meant how they’ll trade with one another after Brexit. TCA agreed between the UK and EU came into force at 11 pm on 31 December 2020. Why did […]

Extend SEISS : IPSE calls for Government

Extend SEISS IPSE calls for government

The government must extend SEISS Self-employment Income Support Scheme to fulfil their commitment with employed workers, says IPSE. Chancellor Rishi recently announced the extension of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention and loan schemes from March until April 2021. IPSE welcomed this announcement. However, it claims that self-employed workers have received less comprehensive support from the […]

Third SEISS grant: Government tightens eligibility criteria

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The government has tightened the eligibility criteria for the third SEISS grant – Self-employment Income Support Scheme. Applicants for the grant will face a new test, warns the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Applications for the third SEISS grant will open from 30 November 2020. Make your claim from the date […]

Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) £1m cap extended

Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) £1m cap extension manufacturing

The Treasury has confirmed the extension of £1 million Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) cap for an additional year. Earlier it was designed to stimulate investment in UK manufacturing. The government extended AIA for an additional year in an effort to counter the current slump in economic activity. Now businesses, including manufacturing firms, can continue to […]

New COVID Fraud Hotline

New COVID Fraud Hotline ALERTS

The government has launched a new COVID fraud hotline to stop fraudsters who make illegal claims for support. The public can now call a dedicated phoneline anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity. The launch of the new Fraud Hotline is an initiative of government and independent charity Crimestoppers. Although fraud is […]

Kickstart Scheme: Apply for a grant

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The UK government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme is now open for employer applications. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the scheme as part of the Plan for Jobs in July Summer Economic Update. The Kickstart Scheme aims to create work placements for young people. Moreover for those who are at risk of becoming unemployed for the long-term. […]

UK Tax rises: Pay the cost of COVID-19

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The leading economists have warned that the UK will likely face “substantial” tax rises in the coming years, as the government seeks to pay for the cost of its COVID-19 response and public services. Some top economists told parliament’s Treasury Select Committee on Tuesday that tax rises were likely, although they said increases would likely […]

UK economy in recession for first time in 11 years

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  Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that Coronavirus lockdown measures have pushed the UK economy into recession. These measures were introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The economy shrank by 20.4% in the second quarter of 2020. Construction and factory output slowed as the lockdown took effect and household spending […]

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. […]

Director’s Remuneration

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There are tough times where tough choices are being made by the businesses. Many directors have been deferring or waiving some or all of their remuneration. Few things to consider: You have to irretrievably give up your rights to the remuneration prior to the payment date. Employers must remember that the payment of a salary, […]