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  • Autumn Budget 2017

    22nd November 2017

    Autumn Budget 2017 Stamp duty and housingStamp duty to be abolished immediately for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000 To help those in London and other expensive areas, the first £300,000 of the cost of a £500,000 purchase by all first-time buyers will be exempt from stamp duty, with the remaining £200,000 incurring 5%.95% of all first-time buyers will benefit, with 80% not paying stamp duty Reduction will apply immediately in England, Wales and Northern Ireland although the Welsh government will have to decide whether to continue it when stamp duty is devolved in April 2018It will not apply in Scotland unless Scottish government decides to follow suit£44bn in overall government support for housing to meet target of building 300,000 new homes a year by the middle of the next decadeCouncils given powers to charge 100% council tax premium on empty propertiesCompulsory purchase of land banked by developers for financial reasons£400m to...

  • HMRC announce they no longer issue SA302s

    25th October 2017

    HMRC announce they no longer issue SA302's news article Since 4th September 2017 HMRC are no longer issuing paper SA302s directly to agents. SA302s are documents confirming how much tax a person has paid on their earnings, in a given period, once they have filed a tax return. Before this date...

  • Budget Summary 2016

    7th April 2016

    Budget 2016 Summary Key points at-a-glance George Osborne has delivered his eighth Budget as chancellor. Here are the main points of what he said. Health and education Image copyright PA A new sugar tax on the soft drinks industry to be introduced...

  • Budget Summary 2015

    1st May 2015

    Budget Summary 2015 news article 1. The UK had the fastest growth in the G7 in 2014 The UK economy had the fastest annual growth among G7 economies in 2014, and the strongest annual growth since 2007. At the end of 2014, employment had reached its highest ever level, unemployment has been falling...

  • Budget Summary

    21st March 2013

    Budget Summary 2015 The Chancellor has presented his Budget to Parliament - here's a summary of what was announced. 1. The UK had the fastest growth in the G7 in 2014 The UK economy had the fastest annual growth among G7 economies in 2014, and the strongest annual growth since 2007. At the end...

  • Electrians disclosure opportunity

    6th July 2012

    Electricians disclosure opportunity The Electricians Tax Safe Plan (ETSP) is designed for people who work (or worked) installing, maintaining and testing electrical systems, equipment and appliances – and covers any tax owed, for whatever reason. The deadline for electricians to notify HMRC of...

  • CGT selling an Olympic torch

    6th July 2012

    CGT selling an Olympic torch HMRC have issued a timely, Olympic themed, reminder of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules relating to the sale of assets. A charge to CGT usually arises after an asset is sold. There are special rules concerning the sale of chattels. Chattel is a legal term which...

  • Tribunal VAT zero rating

    6th July 2012

    Tribunal VAT zero rating The Upper Tribunal recently heard a taxpayer's appeal against a decision of the First-tier Tribunal concerning the conditions for zero-rating the supply of goods to a company in Spain. The initial decision of the First-tier Tribunal dismissed an appeal by a wholesaler...

  • Employer P11D P11Db and P9D deadline

    6th July 2012

    Employer P11D P11Db and P9D deadline Employers are reminded that the deadline for submitting the 2011/12 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is fast approaching. The filing date for all the forms is 6 July 2012. Late submissions can result in penalties being issued by HMRC. Employers making online...

  • Draft National Minimum Wage Amendment Regulations 2012 published

    6th July 2012

    Draft National Minimum Wage Amendment Regulations 2012 published The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2012 have been published and laid before Parliament. The regulations increase the principal hourly rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to £6.19 with effect from 1 October...

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