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21-01-2021
Government help for people in debt

Government help for people in debt

New government proposals have been published that look at further extending debt solutions to help more people suffering from problem debts. The proposals specifically look at increasing the financial ... read more

21-01-2021
Online tax payment plans

Online tax payment plans

New figures published by HMRC have revealed that some 25,000 taxpayers have set up an online payment plan to manage their tax liabilities spreading payments of £69 million for up to 12 monthly ... read more

21-01-2021
Tax when you sell shares

Tax when you sell shares

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is normally charged at a simple flat rate of 20% when you sell shares unless they are in a CGT free wrapper such as an ISA or pension. If you only pay basic rate tax and make ... read more

21-01-2021
Tax returns filing deadline is fast approaching

Tax returns filing deadline is fast approaching

The approaching deadline for submitting 2019-20 Self-Assessment tax returns online is 23:59 on Sunday, 31 January 2021. The filing deadline is not just the final date for submission of your ... read more

21-01-2021
Simplified expenses motor vehicles

Simplified expenses motor vehicles

There are simplified arrangements in place for the self-employed (and some partnerships) to claim a fixed rate deduction for certain expenses where there is a mix of business and private use. The ... read more

21-01-2021
Striking companies from Companies Register

Striking companies from Companies Register

There are a limited range of circumstances when a company can request to be removed from the register (known as being struck off). For example, a voluntary strike off can be requested by a dormant or ... read more

21-01-2021
Basics of CGT Rollover Relief

Basics of CGT Rollover Relief

Business Asset Rollover Relief is a valuable relief that allows you to defer payment of CGT on gains made when you sell or dispose of certain assets and use all or part of the proceeds to buy new ... read more

19-01-2021
Government tackles late payment to small firms

Government tackles late payment to small firms

The Government has announced an overhaul of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC). Under the new reforms, companies that have signed up to the PPC will be obliged to pay small businesses within 30 days - ... read more

18-01-2021
Rights to regenerate

Rights to regenerate

We will soon have the rights to turn derelict buildings into homes and community assets. In a recent press release the Ministry of Housing said: The public will be able to convert vacant plots of ... read more

14-01-2021
Rogue employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage

Rogue employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage

139 employers, including some of the UK’s biggest household names, have been named and shamed in a government press release for failing to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers in breach of the ... read more