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Business rates cut for pubs
February 20th, 2020

The government have announced a £1,000 business rates discount for public houses The relief announced 27 January 2020, will be available to public houses with a rateable value of less than £100,000 and will apply for one year from April 2020. Central government will reimburse local authorities that adopt this scheme. Extracts from the January […]

Budget predictions 11 March 2020
February 17th, 2020

Following the resignation of Sajid Javid last week, there has been much speculation on how this will affect the direction of the budget to be presented to parliament next month. Rishi Sunak, who replaces Sajid, is stepping into the Chancellor’s role with little experience but does seem to have “rising star” status as far as […]

Breathing space for those in debt
February 13th, 2020

In a recent news story published to the Government website it was announced that a new breathing space period will freeze interest, fees and enforcement for people in problem debt, with further protections for those in mental health crisis treatment. The article is reproduced below: Millions of people with problem debt, including those facing mental […]

Tax-free gifts
February 11th, 2020

There are certain gifts you can make that will not create a capital gains tax (CGT) charge, but care should be taken as there are exceptions. This article outlines some of the more common issues that need to be considered. Gifts to your spouse or civil partner Ordinarily, you will not pay CGT if you […]

Do you have a furnished holiday lets business?
February 6th, 2020

Most property owners who let property under the Furnished Holiday Let (FHL) tax rules, submit their income and expenditure details on their tax return each year. This article considers occupancy, and the need to review occupancy of FHL properties each year. If your FHL business accounts year is the end of the tax year, 31 […]

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