Payment deferrals: Lenders to support borrowers

The banking and finance industry continues to support thousands of borrowers with payment deferrals. According to the latest figures from UK Finance, mortgage lenders will continue to provide support to homeowners facing financial difficulties The number of customers seeking support from deferrals has dropped significantly since earlier this year. As of mid-November, there were still […]

CBILS applications predicted to rise

The experts have predicted a rise in the number of CBILS applications. The government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) supports small businesses that have lost capital due to covid-19 outbreak. The finance lender MarketFinance recently surveyed 5,000 UK companies, employers with a minimum turnover of £250,000. The lender conducted the study in November 2020 […]

Third SEISS grant: Government tightens eligibility criteria

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 […]

HMRC Starts checks on Eat out scheme

HMRC is writing to businesses in the hospitality sector requesting them to verify their claims made under the Eat Out scheme. The COVID support scheme was available throughout August. It provided firms with up to £10 per diner to enable them to offer up to 50% discount on food on specific weekdays. HMRC stated that […]

Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) £1m cap extended

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 […]

Changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

The Office of Tax Simplification has revealed a new report on the policy design and core principles of CGT. The OTS has suggested some reforms for simplifying the design of Capital Gains Tax (CGT). In July 2020, the Chancellor asked the OTS  to carry out a review of Capital Gains Tax to identify: the opportunities […]

Extension of CJRS: Furlough scheme changed for new lockdown

Treasury has announced the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until December, with furloughed employees set to receive 80% of their salary for hours not worked and businesses asked only to cover national insurance and employer pension contributions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national lockdown for England on 31 October. The […]

Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR)/ Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER)

Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR) previously known as Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER)   Business Asset Disposal Relief was known as Entrepreneurs’ Relief before 6 April 2020.   BADR/ER provides a beneficial 10% Capital Gain Tax rate on the first £1 million of eligible gains per individual (which is tested on a lifetime basis). The Budget 2020 […]

Share Purchase – A Case Law

Share Purchase – A Case Law TC07052: Bostan Khan – First Tier Tribunal March 2019 Scenario: CAD Ltd was in the business of an employment bureau for consultants. Mr Khan was an accountant in practice and prepared the management accounts for CAD Ltd. There were a number of disputes between the shareholders of the company […]

Chancellor enhanced financial support for businesses affected by COVID

Chancellor announced increases in financial support for businesses yesterday to support businesses affected by COVID restrictions. Sunak highlighted that the current three-tier approach to introducing lockdown measures was ‘the right way to control the spread of the virus’. However, he acknowledged that ‘even businesses which remain open face profound economic uncertainty.’ So far, enhanced support […]