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BOE advises government on inflation hike to 5.1%

BOE advises government on inflation hike to 5.1%

The current Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak. The letter was dated 16 December 2021 and has been uploaded to GOV.UK. The correspondence related to the recently published

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A reminder – HMRC’s badges of trade

A reminder – HMRC’s badges of trade

The ‘badges of trade’ tests whilst not conclusive are used by HMRC to help determine whether an activity is a proper economic trade / business activity or merely a money-making by-product of a hobby.

The approach by the courts in using the badges of

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Plug-in grants for electric vehicles

Plug-in grants for electric vehicles

The government has announced significant changes to the low-emission vehicles plug-in grant scheme. The changes became effective on 15 December 2021. The changes have been introduced in response to soaring demand for electric vehicles and to help

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Pay your tax bill by instalments

Pay your tax bill by instalments

Businesses and self-employed people in financial distress, and with outstanding tax liabilities, may be eligible to receive support with their tax affairs through HMRC’s Time To Pay service.

An online payment plan for Self-Assessment tax bills can

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New £1bn support package announced

New £1bn support package announced

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced a new £1bn support package for businesses most impacted by the highly transmissible Omicron variant that is sweeping across the UK. The biggest single measure is the re-introduction of one-off grants of up to

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Tax Diary January/February 2022

Tax Diary January/February 2022

1 January 2022 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 March 2021.

19 January 2022 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 January 2022. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 January 2022).

19 January 2022

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Postponed VAT accounting

Postponed VAT accounting

Since 1 January 2021, businesses registered for VAT have been able to account for import VAT on their VAT return, often referred to as postponed VAT accounting. For most businesses, this means that they can declare and recover import VAT on the same

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