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The end of the reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, accommodation and attractions

From 1 April 2022, businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector return to being subject to the standard rate of VAT, ending […]
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Basis Period Reform: How will it affect your business?

In January 2022, HM Revenue and Customs and the government announced a number of proposed changes to the way basis period reform […]
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How the Plastic Packaging Tax works

The Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) came into force from 1 April 2022, applying a £200 per tonne tax on new plastic packaging.
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Airbnb rentals: Are you paying over the VAT threshold?

Since its beginnings in 2008, Airbnb has made huge strides in the travel industry. By allowing property owners to rent out their […]
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The new VAT rates for holiday parks: Are you getting it right?

Holiday parks have benefitted from a reduced rate of VAT as part of the COVID-19 measures introduced by the government in July […]
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Spring Statement 2022 reaction

“Only the Conservatives can be trusted with taxpayers’ money. I want to help people now”. Bold words from Chancellor Rishi Sunak today […]
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Spring Statement 2022 predictions

With the cost of energy spiralling higher and higher, inflation speeding upwards, a job shortage, trade disruption and a war on the […]
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Time to review your tax affairs

As we head toward the end of the tax year, now is a great time to review your affairs and ensure you […]
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Tax implications of separation and divorce: Dividing assets between partners and the inheritance tax impact

It’s far better to make plans and take advice at an early stage during divorce proceedings, as there are a number of […]
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Tax implications of separation and divorce: Transferring assets to avoid unexpected tax

When a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, tax is probably the last thing on your mind. However, the tax impact on […]
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Saving your small business time and money by simplifying VAT

There are various ways a small business can account for VAT, are you using the right one for you.
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Assets and distributions in trusts

Trusts have been used for centuries as a flexible alternative to an outright gift, and they can be a very useful tool […]
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