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Extra time to prepare for MTD for Income Tax Self-Assessment
Extra time to prepare for MTD for Income Tax Self-Assessment

Date: 07/10/21

Recently HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced that businesses will have an extra year to prepare for the digitalisation of Income Tax. Read More

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Hospitality Industry – Increased VAT Rate
Hospitality Industry – Increased VAT Rate

Date: 23/09/21

From 1 October 2021, there will be a further change to the temporary VAT rate for those in the hospitality industry making supplies of catering, holiday accommodation, and admissions to attractions. The VAT rate will increase from 5% to 12.5% for 6... Read More

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Lancaster City Council Additional Restrictions Grants
Lancaster City Council Additional Restrictions Grants

Date: 22/09/21

Lancaster City Council has released two new Additional Restrictions Grants that are now available to support businesses impacted by the effects of Covid-19, including forced closures due to internal outbreaks of Covid-19. Read More

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Xero UK Roadshow 2021
Xero UK Roadshow 2021

Date: 20/09/21

We attended the latest Xero Roadshow, held as a virtual event on 15 and 16 September, which provided an opportunity to learn about product updates and hear what Xero has in the pipeline for the coming months, along with interesting sessions... Read More

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Tax changes to fund Health and Social Care
Tax changes to fund Health and Social Care

Date: 10/09/21

Recently the government announced tax changes to fund £12 billion a year to be spent on the NHS and social care across the UK. Read More

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Xero Pricing Changes for UK Subscribers
Xero Pricing Changes for UK Subscribers

Date: 24/08/21

From 23 September 2021, there are upcoming changes to Xero subscription pricing for UK business plan customers. Read More

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Businesses advised to prepare for the Plastic Packaging Tax
Businesses advised to prepare for the Plastic Packaging Tax

Date: 04/08/21

The proposed new tax, which is expected to come into force in 2022, will require all businesses that manufacture or import 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging over a 12-month period to register for the tax. Read More

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Claiming the Fifth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant
Claiming the Fifth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant

Date: 16/07/21

The rules for the fifth grant are similar to the fourth grant in most respects, however, they differ in terms of the level of grant that can be claimed is now dependent on the reduction in turnover of the individual claiming. Read More

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)
Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Date: 05/07/21

Changes to the CJRS scheme from July through to the end of September will result in employers having to cover a portion of the employee’s actual wages, as well as the national insurance and pension contributions. Read More

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