Capital allowances and the super deduction

Capital allowances are an expenditure a business may claim against its taxable profit. When a business incurs costs, such as salary payments, it can usually deduct them as expenses from its taxable profits. This reduces the tax due. However, when it buys assets for operational purposes, things are not quite so straightforward. There are HMRC[…]

Business savings during a recession

Nobody wants one, but a recession in the UK is looming. The Bank of England (BoE) and British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) predict the UK will enter one before 2023. The monetary policy committee of the BoE wrote: “The latest rise in gas prices has led to another significant deterioration in the outlook for activity[…]

HMRC to contact self-employed claimants for grant four SEISS applications

HMRC has confirmed that it will be contacting eligible self-employed individuals based on their tax returns in mid-April to give a date for making applications Individuals will be contacted by email, letter or within the online service and all claims must be made on or before 1 June 2021. The claim must be made by[…]

Personal tax planning in 2021/22

Personal tax planning in 2021/22 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 the fiscal equivalent of fighting a war at more than[…]