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UK government make £1bn rail budget cut

UK government make £1bn rail budget cut

After the Chancellors' recent spending review the rail infrastructure budget has been cut by £1bn from £10.4bn to £9.4bn in the current control period 6 (April 2019-March 2024). This announcement has caused concern over planned improvements to rail infrastructure. The...

HS2 costs continue to rise

HS2 costs continue to rise

HS2 costs continue to rise The cost of the high-speed railway HS2 has increased again just two months after construction officially began. The main reason for this is because more asbestos than expected has been discovered. This news became apparent to the government...

COVID-19 sends rail off the rails

COVID-19 sends rail off the rails

COVID-19 sends rail off the rails The Covid-19 pandemic has had far-reaching implications for many business sectors and on our way of life generally. Its impact on the rail industry has been particularly acute in the short-term, and although the long-term...

How has COVID-19 affected the haulage industry?

How has COVID-19 affected the haulage industry?

How has COVID-19 affected the haulage industry? In this article, we will be covering how COVID-19 has affected the haulage industry. The data we will be using in this article is from a series of surveys undertook by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) in April 2020. In...

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...

The cost of HS2 could rise to £106bn

The cost of HS2 could rise to £106bn

In 2015 the cost for HS2 was £56bn, but a leak from the still unpublished Oakervee report says that costs could increase by 20%. From the last estimated price for the project of between £81bn and £88bn to £106bn. This has prompted the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps...

Driving change under IR35

Driving change under IR35

What is IR35? IR35 relates to the ‘off payroll working’ tax rules which were enacted to target tax and national insurance avoidance that was arising from arrangements whereby a worker would form a personal service company (PSC) or other intermediary which engaged with...