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Late filing and late payment penalties to be waived for one month for Self Assessment taxpayers
Late filing and late payment penalties to be waived for one month for Self Assessment taxpayers

Date: 12/01/22

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have announced they will be waiving late filing and late payment penalties for Self Assessment taxpayers for one month, to give additional time for completion of the 2020-21 tax return. Read More

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£1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK
£1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK

Date: 22/12/21

In response to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced there will be an additional £1 billion support available to businesses in the UK who are most impacted. Read More

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Lancaster City Council opens applications for their new Winter Grant Scheme
Lancaster City Council opens applications for their new Winter Grant Scheme

Date: 15/12/21

Lancaster City Council (LCC) has launched its new Winter Grant Scheme to help support businesses in the most affected sectors who continue to be severely financially impacted due to Covid restrictions. Read More

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HMRC Issue Nudge Letters to UK Cryptocurrency Owners
HMRC Issue Nudge Letters to UK Cryptocurrency Owners

Date: 25/11/21

HMRC has sent letters to taxpayers it has identified as holders of cryptoassets, such as BitCoin, encouraging them to consider their Capital Gains Tax (CGT) position when disposing of such assets. Read More

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The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF)
The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF)

Date: 17/11/21

Yesterday, the Rural Payments Agency announced The Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF) which will provide investment towards specific items of equipment, aimed at improving productivity and efficiency for farming, horticultural and forestry... Read More

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Meet the Team - Danielle Harrison
Meet the Team - Danielle Harrison

Date: 11/11/21

In June 2021 we were delighted to welcome Danielle Harrison to our accounts team. During this short time, Danielle has proven to be a fantastic addition to the firm. Read More

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Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review
Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review

Date: 29/10/21

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 27th October; the wider implications of which are sure to impact upon businesses across the UK. Read More

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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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