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21-09-2017
Pension money purchase allowance reduction 2017-18

Pension money purchase allowance reduction 2017-18

One of the measures announced in the March 2017 Budget was the reduction in the annual Money Purchase Allowance (MPAA) from £10,000 to £4,000. This measure was subsequently dropped from the pre-election Finance Bill, but as expected, has now been ... read more

21-09-2017
Tax relief for electric vehicle charging points

Tax relief for electric vehicle charging points

In last year’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a new capital allowance for electric vehicle charging points. Capital allowances is the term used to describe the allowances which allow businesses to secure tax relief for certain capital ... read more

21-09-2017
When is a car a van for VAT reclaim purposes?

When is a car a van for VAT reclaim purposes?

In most cases a business is unable to reclaim the VAT charged when they purchase a car. However, there are different rules for other types of commercial vehicles and in most cases VAT can be reclaimed when a business purchases a commercial vehicle. ... read more

21-09-2017
Reimbursing employer for benefits in kind

Reimbursing employer for benefits in kind

It has been confirmed that the promised legislation to allow employees to reimburse their employers for benefits provided, and thereby avoiding a tax charge, will be included in the second Finance Bill 2017. These changes will align the dates for ... read more

21-09-2017
Changing your company’s year end

Changing your company’s year end

There are special rules which limit the ability to change a company’s year end date. A company’s year end date is also known as its ‘accounting reference date’ and is historically set by reference to the date the company was incorporated. Under ... read more

21-09-2017
Closing down a limited company

Closing down a limited company

There are a number of reasons why a limited company may no longer be required and can be shut down. The limited company structure is no longer suitable as: being incorporated is not the best option the business is no longer trading or the ... read more

19-09-2017
New Data Protection Bill introduced to Parliament

New Data Protection Bill introduced to Parliament

Following the Statement of Intent published in August 2017, the new Data Protection Bill has now been introduced to Parliament and it had its first reading in the House of Lords on 13 September 2017. The second reading in the House of Lords, which ... read more

13-09-2017
Date announced for Autumn Budget 2017

Date announced for Autumn Budget 2017

The Chancellor has announced that the Autumn Budget 2017 will be held on Wednesday, 22 November 2017. The announcement was made on the GOV.UK website and included a video message from the Chancellor, Philip Hammond. In the video, the Chancellor said ... read more

13-09-2017
Reduction in dividend allowance confirmed

Reduction in dividend allowance confirmed

Now that the second Finance Bill of 2017 has been published, we finally have confirmation that a number of measures announced earlier this year are to be included on the statute books. These measures were cut from the first Finance Bill of 2017 due ... read more

13-09-2017
Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital

The new timetable for the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been confirmed with the publication of the second Finance Bill. The MTD regime was originally due to start from April 2018. However, there were significant concerns that the ... read more