Chancellor asks OTS to review capital gains tax

Aug 06, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a thorough review of capital gains tax (CGT).

In a letter to the OTS, the Chancellor requested that the independent…

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HMRC outlines Job Retention Bonus criteria

Aug 06, 2020

HMRC has outlined the eligibility requirements for the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) that follows the furlough scheme as part of the government's measures to support the economy through the COVID-19 lockdown.

The…

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Treasury sets out next steps for Making Tax Digital

Aug 06, 2020

On 21 July, the Treasury set out the next steps in its plan to extend Making Tax Digital (MTD) to all businesses and those taxpayers that file self assessment returns.

Currently, businesses…

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Government announces review of business rates scheme

Aug 06, 2020

The government has published a call for evidence on the overhaul of the business rates system that applies in England.

The government announced at the 2020 Budget in March that it would conduct…

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Overclaimed COVID grants

Aug 06, 2020

Taxpayers who have received CJRS or SEISS grants are urged to doublecheck their entitlement as the 90 day period to inform HMRC of any overclaimed amounts is now law.

Finance Act 2020 includes…

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Chancellor unveils three-point plan for jobs

Jul 08, 2020

On 8 July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a three-point plan to support jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic when he delivered a Summer Economic Update to Parliament.

Mr Sunak confirmed…

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Stamp duty temporarily reduced

Jul 08, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary cut in the rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in order to boost confidence in the flagging housing market in his Summer Economic Update.

Property…

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Flexible furloughing starts on job retention scheme

Jul 08, 2020

On 1 July, changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) saw flexible furloughing introduced, so employees will no longer have to be furloughed for a minimum period of three weeks.

Following…

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Government expands aid for start-ups and innovators

Jul 08, 2020

The government has expanded its COVID-19 support for start-ups and innovative companies with the launch of a new fund.

On 27 June the government announced the Sustainable Innovation Fund (SIF),…

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