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Raw material prices look set to remain high

A survey conducted by the Construction Products Association (CPA) has found that price inflation for raw materials will continue to rise for the remainder of 2021. The survey found that housing is leading the economic recovery for the construction sector. But there is...

VAT Partial Exemption Changes

To ensure the continuation of fairness HMRC has decided to implement an accelerated process when it comes to VAT Partial Exemptions. This accelerated process will allow businesses to request changes to their VAT Partial Exemption methods due to Covid-19. To submit a...

How to Stay Safe When Working from Home

Staying Safe Whilst Working from Home For many businesses, working from home (WFH) looks like it is here to stay even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Companies are typically looking at a hybrid model where staff split their week between home working and working...

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Introduction We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As...

Introducing the Super-deduction

What is the Super-deduction? The super-deduction is a 130% first-year capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets. There is also a less generous 50% first-year allowance for assets qualifying for the special rate pool. The super-deduction will allow...

COVID-19 rent proposals for the Leisure & Hospitality sector

Over the past couple of weeks, a number of property and leisure operators have put forward proposals for the UK Government to support rental payments. A number of bodies have proposed a furlough-style system where the government would pay 80% of the rent for...

Budget 2021: 5% VAT rate for hospitality extended

Budget 2021: 5% VAT rate for hospitality extended

The Chancellor has confirmed that the following supplies will continue to be charged at 5% instead of 20% until 30 September 2021. To help businesses manage the transition back to the standard rate, a 12.5% rate will then apply for a further six months, until 31 March...

Budget 2021

Budget 2021

Budget 2021 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech, he stated his Budget 'meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people'. Main Budget proposals Tax measures...