Tax planning for residential landlords

Planning to take advantage of low interest rates? After a challenging year for the UK’s residential landlords, you might have read about improvements to the buy-to-let mortgage market in recent weeks. In the three months to 31 May 2021, the average interest rates for residential landlords had...

0
0

The basics of VAT for UK businesses

An introduction to the main business tax. VAT is a business tax on the supply of goods and services. It is charged at varying rates depending on what is being supplied, who it is being supplied to and where it is being supplied to. But with Brexit,...

0
0

The pensions lifetime allowance

How might the big freeze affect you? Traditionally, most people get nowhere near breaching the pensions lifetime allowance, but that’s likely to change over the next five years. The lifetime pensions allowance is currently £1,073,100. In his Spring Budget on 3 March 2021, however, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed...

0
0

The tax implications of furnished holiday lets

COVID-19 prompts high demand for UK holidays. Owning and letting out a holiday home, otherwise known as a furnished holiday let (FHL), has always been a popular way of investing and earning income. Not only do FHLs enjoy many tax advantages over normal residential let properties, owners...

0
0

The future of UK corporation tax

What’s ahead for companies, from rate rises to Making Tax Digital. For the past 40 years or so, corporate tax rates have decreased steadily around the world. In 1980, the global average stood at around 40%, but by the end of 2020 it was closer to...

0
0

Personal tax planning in 2021/22

What’s changing for the new tax year? If there’s one thing to take away from Spring Budget 2021, it’s taking charge of your personal finances is going to be increasingly important over the next five years. With the financial fallout from COVID-19 over the last year being...

0
0

National insurance planning

National insurance planning For employers, employees and the self-employed. Our state pension, benefits, health service and more are all funded by National Insurance contributions (NICs). These are paid in different ways and at different rates by employers, employees and the self-employed, and they can also be paid voluntarily. Recently,...

0
0

Complying with your tax obligations

Meeting your obligations amid COVID-19 disruption. It’s not often that HMRC makes exceptions to its tax deadlines or late-filing penalties, but the past year has, as in so many ways, been different. Between optional deadline deferrals, new payment schemes and temporary reliefs, keeping on top of the...

0
0

Construction sector: Reverse charge VAT

The effects on supply chains from 1 March 2021. Those working in the UK’s construction industry will have to handle and pay VAT differently from 1 March 2021, unless there’s another last-minute Government U-turn. This is when the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services,...

0
0