At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the UK Government gave individuals and businesses the option to defer, until 2021, payments of Income Tax due by 31 July 2020 and VAT due in the period 20 March to 30 June 2020. In both cases, you could pay the tax or VAT by the original dueRead More
REPORT RELEASE: Merranti Accounting has just released their free latest report on the schemes being offered by the Government. A 12-page document that will list and explain in detail on all the potential benefits that are being offered by the Government. Get your copy hereRead More
In addition to the various coronavirus business loan schemes, the government has allowed businesses to build up tax debt. Payment of the VAT due in the period March 20 to June 30 could be postponed until 31 March 2021. Unincorporated businesses and individuals could delay paying their self-assessment tax due on 31 July until 31Read More
EU Brexit VAT Changes: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 but all trading arrangements, including VAT, are held in suspension until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. Whatever deal is finally agreed between the EU and the UK government, the EU Brexit VAT Changes rules for UK tradersRead More
Employers must now operate two parallel systems of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for their employees: COVID-19 related SSP and SSP for all other health related matters that prevent employees from working. In both cases, the employee must earn at least £120 per week and have informed their employer of the illness. In general, SSP isRead More
Under the Kickstart scheme, the government will pay the wages and associated costs of new employees who are aged 16 to 24, and who come directly to you from claiming Universal Credit. The Kickstart grant will cover the employee’s wages at the national minimum wage rate for 25 hours per week, for six months, plusRead More
As of the 1st April 2016 all employers will be required, by law, to pay all of their employees over the age of 25 (that are not in the first year of an apprenticeship) a minimum of £7.20 per hour. Anyone employed under the age of 25 will need to be earning their age appropriate minimum
Buy to Let Interest Relief: Currently, this is just a ‘Policy Paper’ but the plan is to restrict individuals on claiming mortgage interest as a cost against their property investment income, for individuals it will work as follows: 2017/18 75% of the interest can be claimed in full and 25% will get relief at 20%Read More
New government rules have been introduced which have changed the Capital allowances, these will come into effect from April 2014. The new rules will apply to the acquisition of second hand commercial property on or after 1st April 2014 or 6th for non-corporates. If you are buying a commercial property after April 2014, then contactRead More
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