New employment rights for parents and carers
Three new pieces of legislation that received cross party support were granted Royal Assent on 24 May 2023.
The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023: This new Act will allow for up to 12 weeks
Help to Save extended to April 2025
HMRC has confirmed that plans to extend the Help to Save scheme by 18 months, until April 2025 have been confirmed.
The Help to Save scheme is intended to help those on low incomes to boost their
Can a charity claim Gift Aid?
Charities can claim Gift Aid on donations made by eligible taxpayers. This can boost donations by an extra 25% if the donor makes a Gift Aid Declaration (GAD).
To claim Gift Aid, charities need to
Selling your home – taxes to pay
In general, there is no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on a property which has been used as a main family residence. An investment property which has never been used will not qualify. This relief from CGT is
HMRC strike causes CIS delays
Some 400 HMRC helpline service advisers who are members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union have been on strike intermittingly since 10 May 2023. These strikes are by staff working in
Selling all or part of your company
If you are selling your company, there are important actions you must take to properly finalise your affairs. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and it is important to check what else
If you sell services, rather than supply goods, this usually involves you providing advice for a fee.
If your advice is sought after, the amount you can charge for your service(s) may be
Transfer of Business as a Going Concern
The transfer of a business as a going concern (TOGC) rules concern the VAT liability on the sale of a business. Normally the sale of the assets of a VAT registered or VAT registerable business will be
Gift aid tax benefits
The gift aid scheme, which was originally introduced in 1990, allows charities to reclaim from HMRC the basic rate of Income Tax deducted from qualifying donations by UK taxpayers. This means that
Clearance to secure exempt distribution status
Most payments a company makes to its shareholders, in respect of their shares, will be qualifying distributions and may be subject to Income Tax.
If certain conditions are met, the payment can be