The Winter Economic Plan

Extra Help for Small Business Owners Here are 5 extra support offerings for small business owners announced on 24th September 2020 The Government has extended the 15% VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sectors to the end of March next year. Businesses who deferred their VAT between March & June 2020 will no longer…Read More

VAT Flat Rate Scheme

With the VAT flat rate scheme, you pay a fixed amount of VAT on yourgross turnover, the actual percentage you use will depend on the typeof business.To start using the Flat Rate Scheme your businesses taxable turnoverhas to be £150,000 or less.You must leave the scheme if your turnover is over £230,000 includingVAT.You will then…Read More

The next step for MTD

It’s a digital world – The next step for MTD We have already had the first big move in Making Tax Digital, with the transition of nearly all VAT registered companies with a turnover of over £85,000 being forced onto digital software such as QuickBooks or being made to use bridging software, keeping an online…Read More

VAT changes

What has happened? On the 8th July 2020, the UK government announced that it would be introducing a temporary reduction in the rate of VAT for certain supplies of hospitality, holiday & hotel accommodation and admissions to certain attractions. They will be slicing the rate of VAT payable from the normal standard rate of 20%…Read More

Restarting your deferred VAT in seconds!

As you might have seen, HMRC has now ended their deferral of VAT payments and as such, you may now wish to reinstate your direct debit payments. Unfortunately, HMRC has removed the ability for us to set this up on your behalf, however, it is relatively straightforward for you to do now. Firstly, you will…Read More

Cash Flow

Look after your cash flow and it will look after your business More so now than ever, cash is extremely important to the success of your business. As we slowly come out of COVID 19, it will be vital to make sure you are making the most of your cash reserves, support loans and managing…Read More

Stock Transfers during COVID-19

How to complete a stock transfer form and get it processed, including new measures put in place because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) HMRC have temporarily changed the way they deal with Stamp Duty. You should not post stock transfer forms to HMRC –…Read More

What Financial Support is Available for businesses during the COVID-19 Outbreak?

With the vast majority of the country practising ‘social isolation’ during the outbreak of the Coronavirus, we are seeing that more money is remaining in pockets and out of the cash flow of small businesses. We look at some of the solutions available to help businesses protect themselves through this potentially difficult time financially. Government…Read More

Looking ahead to the Annual Budget

The day of the red briefcase, budget day is just around the corner. Set to be unveiled on 11th March, provided the reshuffle doesn’t delay proceedings, here is a look ahead at what we might be able to expect: Entrepreneur’s relief (Bad news for successful business owners) With the Tories promising to review Entrepreneur’s relief,…Read More

Why does the tax year run from April to April?

Ever wondered why the tax year starts on the 6th of April and ends on the 5th of April the following year? Most logical thinkers would question as to why the tax year doesn’t coincide with the calendar year than runs to the 31st of December. In order to get to the bottom of this,…Read More

File your tax return by 30 December

The 2018/19 self-assessment tax return must be filed online by midnight on 31 January 2020 if a late filing penalty is to be avoided. A later deadline applies where the notice to file a return was not given until after 31 October 2019 – in this case, the deadline is three months after the date…Read More

VAT – Health Professionals providing Medical Services

Accounting for VAT on goods and services provided by registered health professionals, including doctors, dentists, and physiotherapists might not be as straight forward as you initially thought, particularly where the business is operating as a Limited Company and there are workers providing medical care. A ‘health professional’, is accepted by HMRC to mean the following…Read More

VAT Reverse Charge

VAT reverse charge on building and construction services Now is the time to prepare your CIS registered clients for this change. VAT reverse charge comes into effect on 1 October 2019. It is a major change to the way VAT is collected in the building and construction industry. From this date, the customer receiving the service…Read More

Tax Relief

Tax Relief Tax relief means that the amount you spend on certain expenses is deducted from your total income. This effectively reduces your taxable income and therefore the tax you will have to pay. In some cases, such as pension contributions, it may mean that you get tax back in another way; some reliefs are…Read More

Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin