What does the ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ announced by Boris Johnson mean for my business?

The Prime Minister has announced the Government’s roadmap to reopening the economy entitled Covid-19 Response – Spring 2021. A copy of the full guidance is here

It introduced a 4 stage plan for reopening the economy starting on Monday 8th March with the reopening of schools and colleges. Then subsequent stages will follow at 5 week intervals provided the following four conditions are met at each stage before proceeding to the next one:

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Construction Industry Reverse Charge Rules New Legislation… are you confused?

Reading through the updated guidance for CIS NEW VAT Reverse Charge Rule for the Construction Industry might leave you confused. Here we have outlined what you need to consider:

If you supply constructions services, the reverse charge will only apply if you answer “Yes” to ALL of the following questions:

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Tax-Saving Strategies to Implement before 5 April Year End

Businesses and Individuals should always plan ahead to minimise their tax bill – with the end of the 2020/21 tax year fast approaching, this year more than ever (with the Covid19 pandemic impacting on not only our mental health but our financial health too), begs the question, have you thought about what strategies you can implement into your financial plan to ensure it is as tax-efficient as possible?

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If you haven’t claimed the third SEISS grant, the deadline for applications is fast approaching

Gov.UK have confirmed a fourth SEISS grant, which will run from February 2021 to April 2021, will be available for self-employed workers. Unfortunately, the Government is yet to provide further details about who can claim and how much help you can get under the fourth grant.

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The Government have extended the £1 million AIA tax break to stimulate investment in UK manufacturing – are you making use of your annual investment allowance?

Does you business deal with Plant & Machinery? If yes are you making use of your annual investment allowance?

If your business deals with plant and machinery, you might be entitled to use your Annual Investment Allowance (AIA). You could claim up to 100% tax relief on any qualifying plant and machinery assets in the first year of purchase, that are bought outright – not leased. The criteria for these assets are quite rigorous, and exclude cars, but it’s worthwhile checking with your accountant to see if your business qualifies.

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No late filing penalty if your tax return is filed online by 28 February 2021

HMRC to waive self assessment penalties for one month – HMRC Chief Executive Jim Harra has announced today that If you do not manage to file your Self Assessment tax return online by 31 January you will NOT receive a penalty as long a you file your tax return online by 28 February.

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Confused about the COVID19 support grants available to you? Check out what is available, if you are eligible and how to apply here

This guide will help you understand the full range of business support measures that have been made available by the Government to help you and your business financially during Covid19. Plus find out how to access the support measures that have been made available (who is eligible) and how to apply.

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Directors – do you know the most tax efficient way to pay yourself?

As a director of a limited company, you are probably keen to know the most tax efficient way to take money from the company personally. This is usually by taking a combination of salary and dividends from the limited company. The salary is paid in the same way you’d pay a regular employee and needs to be reported via the HMRC’s Real Time Information (RTI) rules.

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