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Coronavirus – HM Government – Business Support Web Page (24/3/20)

The UK Government have put together a hub for business information giving full links and information on the schemes that are currently available. (Please remember there are other/alternative schemes from the Scottish Governments links on our main Coronavirus Support Page Particularly for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) it includes links to the British…Read More

Coronavirus – IR35 – Private Sector reform delayed (18/03/2020)

The UK Goverment has announced that the IR35 reforms to the private sector due to come into force on 6th April 2020 have been delayed by 12 months until 6th April 2021. The reforms have come in for considerable criticism from contractors, client businesses as well as the House of Lords, and while the delay…Read More

Coronavirus – HM Government – Initial guidance for business (18/03/2020)

Yesterday afternoon the UK Government announced further measures to assist businesses through the current Coronavirus problems. The overall guidance page issued by the UK Government remains at The detailed support for business can be found at The latest measures from the Scottish Goverment (as of 14th March) are at

IR35 – Private Sector – 2019 Update and New Consultation

Following on from our blog post last year, HMRC have now issued a further consultation about how they propose to implement new rules on “off-payroll working” (which most businesses and contractors know as “IR35”). If you want to have your say or simply read the latest proposals as they relate to both businesses and contractors…Read More

Making Tax Digital (MTD) – VAT

From April 2019, if you are VAT registered with a turnover in excess of the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) and you keep your accounts records ‘electronically’ (on an accounts package or on a spreadsheet) then the submission of VAT returns will have to be done via the software you use. You will no longer…Read More

IR35 Consultation – Private Sector

After changing IR35 application in the public sector, HMRC has now published it’s consultation document for reforming the rules in the private sector – find the consultation “Off Payroll Working in the Private Sector” document here With the consultation ending in August 2018, concrete changes to the way contractors work through personal service companies are a…Read More

This time next week your Tax Return should have been filed…

You have until Midnight on Wednesday 31st January to get your online tax return filed…. So if you are being chased by your accountant it really is in your interests to answer them as soon as possible! We know it can be daunting but if you put your head above the parapet there may be…Read More

Don’t forget to pay your tax bill!!

Right …your Tax Return has been filed….but how do you actually pay your tax bill…..   For all the information and payment methods go to the HMRC website here – How to pay your Self Assessment Tax Bill (Remember when you make a payment –  you will need to provide a payment reference number.  For a…Read More