Small employers risk losing the employment allowance in 2020

Plans to remove the employment allowance for large employers from April 2020 could have a domino effect on smaller firms. The employment allowance currently provides employers with a reduction of up to £3,000 to their national insurance contributions (NICs) bill. From...

Retailers call for business rate reform

More than 50 major retailers have signed a letter to Chancellor Sajid Javid, calling for reforms to the business rates. Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, based on their rateable value and a multiplier set by the Government. The British Retail...

Creative businesses receive £1.1bn tax relief

Companies in the creative industries were awarded a total of £1.1 billion in tax relief in 2018/19, Government statistics show. A range of corporation tax reliefs are available for businesses involved in the development of certain creative productions, including film,...

VAT reverse charge ‘should be delayed’

A major change to VAT in the construction industry could cause significant disruption to businesses unless it's delayed, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned. The VAT domestic reverse charge is set to come into effect on 1 October 2019, and will apply...

No penalty for not signing up to MTD

VAT-registered businesses that missed a deadline earlier this week to sign up for Making Tax Digital (MTD) will not be penalised on two conditions. HMRC said that those affected would not be sanctioned as long as they file their VAT return on time using its old...
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