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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...

Domestic VAT reverse charge introduced from 1 March 2021

Domestic VAT reverse charge introduced from 1 March 2021

A domestic reverse charge will be introduced from 1 March 2021 to tackle VAT fraud in the construction industry. Tony Nickson, VAT Consultant at Hawsons, explains what this will mean for businesses. What is a reverse charge? In a nutshell the reverse charge is where...

ATED – Can you claim annual relief on your residential property?

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is an annual tax that requires limited companies owning UK residential properties with a value of more than £500,000 to complete an ATED return. You must complete an ATED return if your property: Is located in the UK Is a...

Fraudsters target homebuyers as UK mortgage approvals rise

Due to the government's stamp duty holiday and many people rethinking their living arrangements because of the pandemic. UK mortgage approvals have increased to the highest amount in 13 years. The Bank of England has reported that 105,000 mortgages had been approved...

The Construction Sector Bounces Back?

Homebuilding is increasing There has been an increase in home building in October with construction firms starting new projects. This could be due to the Government’s cut in Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). This cut is saving home buyers thousands of pounds which is...

Mortgage Payment Holidays set to End on 31 October

Mortgage Payment Holidays set to End on 31 October

It is expected that Mortgage Payment Holidays will expire on 31 October 2020 (according to Britain’s financial watchdog). Even though many homeowners may be finding it difficult to pay their mortgage. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) did extend the scheme in June...

Built-up property demand is causing faster sales

Built-up property demand is causing faster sales

Research by Zoopla has suggested that built-up property demand has caused properties to sell much faster. Zoopla has reported that sales agreed through their property portal is 76% more than the current five-year average. One of the reasons is due to the temporary...

Rishi Sunak announces £2bn home insulation scheme

Rishi Sunak announces £2bn home insulation scheme

Rishi Sunak announces £2bn home insulation scheme   The Chancellor has announced a £2bn grant scheme for homeowners for energy-saving home improvements, this is part of a wider £3bn project to cut emissions. The Treasury has said that this funding would help...