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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...

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...

Covid-19 is causing care home staff shortages

A recent poll conducted by the National Care Forum (NCF) has discovered that care homes are experiencing a high rate of staff absences due to employees testing positive for the virus and forced to isolate. Staff shortages are also being caused by contact tracing...

£588m of additional funding announced for adult social care

£588m of additional funding announced for adult social care

£588m of additional funding announced for adult social care The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that from 1 September a fund of £588m will become available for the NHS to use for adult social care. The purpose of this fund is to speed up hospital...

Treasury temporarily scraps VAT on PPE

Treasury temporarily scraps VAT on PPE

The Government has decided to zero-rate VAT on essential personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. It comes after charities and trade unions called for VAT on PPE to be scrapped. The Government hopes that this will ease the financial pressure...

Tax Rates 2020/21

Tax Rates 2020/21

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...

Hawsons are here to help COVID-19

Hawsons are here to help COVID-19

During this difficult time Hawsons are here to help and support their clients as best they can The Government has announced new measures to help businesses through this difficult time. The first being the tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus. If...

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households During this difficult time for businesses and households, the Bank of England has put together a list of sites where you can find the latest updates from the Government. The following has been circulated by the bank...

Local Councils Urged to Increase Care Sector Funding

Local Councils Urged to Increase Care Sector Funding

Central Government and Local Councils urged to increase funding levels to prevent job losses in the care sector Care operators continue to feel the pinch as further National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increases set to come into force from April 2020. The...