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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...

COVID-19 rent proposals for the Leisure & Hospitality sector

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...

Chancellor Announces New Grant for Businesses

The Chancellor has announced a new one-off top-up grant which will be available for businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors. The grants will be worth up to £9,000 per property. This grant is available on top of business rates relief and the furlough...

How will the 10 pm Curfew affect hospitality?

The government's 10 pm curfew rule came into force on 24 September. How will this affect pubs and restaurants? Pubs and Restaurants Many hospitality businesses have been left frustrated by the decision to impose a 10 pm curfew, with some reporting huge booking losses...

Chancellor Announces Job Support Scheme

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Support Scheme to top up the wages of workers on reduced hours along with other emergency measures to assist businesses. We have provided a summary of the announcements.   Job Support Scheme The new Job Support...

Eat Out to Help Out – over 64 million meals

Eat Out to Help Out – over 64 million meals

Eat Out to Help Out - over 64 million meals The government has announced that more than 64 million meals were enjoyed by diners across the country during the government's Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme. The scheme closed on 31 August 2020. Government figures show...

Hospitality Sector to reopen from 4 July

Hospitality Sector to reopen from 4 July

Hospitality Sector to reopen from 4 July From 4 July the 2m social distancing will be relaxed. The prime minister Boris Johnson has said that people should keep a distance of “one metre plus”.   Hospitality The Prime Minister also announced that the hospitality...