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24-09-2018
Data protection in the event of a no deal Brexit

Data protection in the event of a no deal Brexit

The government has published the second tranche in its series of technical notices providing guidance for UK businesses, workers and citizens on how to prepare for a “no deal” Brexit. A "no deal" ... read more

18-09-2018
Budget date remains to be confirmed

Budget date remains to be confirmed

The Chancellor Philip Hammond, has stated before the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, that he is not yet in a position to announce a date for the Autumn Budget 2018 saying it was 'difficult ... read more

18-09-2018
Help-to-Save scheme launched

Help-to-Save scheme launched

The new Help to Save scheme for people on low incomes was officially opened with effect from 12 September 2018 following an 8-month trial. The new scheme allows those in work entitled to Working Tax ... read more

18-09-2018
CGT record keeping

CGT record keeping

The annual Capital Gains Tax (CGT) exemption for individuals is £11,700 for 2018-19. A husband and wife each benefit from a separate exemption. Same-sex couples who acquire a legal status as civil ... read more

18-09-2018
Childcare and compensation claims

Childcare and compensation claims

The Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (TFCS) helps support working families with their childcare costs. The scheme provides for a government top-up on parental contributions. For every 80p in the £1 ... read more

18-09-2018
Spotless but not tax deductible

Spotless but not tax deductible

The First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) recently heard three joined appeals that concerned the availability of tax relief for employee expenses. In each of the cases the expense claims related to the costs ... read more

18-09-2018
Stamp duty and leasehold property

Stamp duty and leasehold property

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable whether you buy a freehold property, a new or existing leasehold property or a shared ownership property. SDLT has been replaced in Scotland by the Land and ... read more

18-09-2018
Accommodation expenses and benefits

Accommodation expenses and benefits

There are special rules for the provision of living accommodation to employees under certain circumstances. In most cases, employees will pay tax on any living accommodation provided by an employer ... read more

18-09-2018
Paper Self-Assessment return deadline

Paper Self-Assessment  return deadline

The 2017-18 tax return deadline for taxpayers who continue to submit paper Self-Assessment returns, is 31 October 2018. Late submission of a Self-Assessment return will become liable to a £100 late ... read more

13-09-2018
Self-employed Class 2 NIC changes cancelled

Self-employed Class 2 NIC changes cancelled

In a surprise move, the government has announced that, following a lengthy consultation, the planned abolition of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) will not take place in the current ... read more