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VAT reverse charge construction industry

A change to the VAT rules first announced at Budget 2018 will come into effect from 1 October 2019. This change will make the supply of construction services between construction or building businesses subject to the domestic reverse charge. The

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Child Benefit penalties under review

The High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) came into force in January 2013. It applies to taxpayers whose income exceeds £50,000 in a tax year and who are in receipt of child benefit. The charge claws back the financial benefit of receiving child

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Using software to make Income Tax updates

The introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) will fundamentally change the way businesses, the self-employed and landlords interact with HMRC. The new regime will require businesses and individuals to register, file, pay and update their information

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Entrepreneurs’ relief changes

In the Budget, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond announced two changes to the way Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) will operate. ER applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a trading partnership. Where this

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Digital Services Tax

One of the more surprising announcements in the recent Budget was the introduction of a new 2% Digital Services Tax (DST) from April 2020. This tax is intended to ensure that the major social media, search engine and online retailers are subject to a

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Autumn Budget 2018 – Minimum wage increases

The Chancellor used his Budget speech to confirm that increased National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates are due to come into effect on 1 April 2019.
The NLW first came into effect on 1 April 2016, and is the minimum hourly

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