The implementation of domestic reverse charge VAT for construction services has been delayed until 1 October 2020. We will keep you informed of any further changes.
CEO fraud: This involves the scammer researching the details of the company’s main decision-maker in order to assume their identity when dealing with other departments. If the CEO asks for a payment to be made urgently, there is always the chance that someone in the finance department will act swiftly on the instruction without performing […]
Nice recent article in the Guardian suggesting we should all get outdoors regularly. For those that don’t know our back story, Green Accountancy was indeed founded to bring environmental matters to small businesses, which in turn was inspired by outdoor hobbies.
From 1 October 2019 new VAT rules will require certain business to business supplies within the construction industry to have reverse charge VAT applied. This means the supplier will not charge VAT but instead the recipient of the supply will charge themselves VAT. This already happens in many business-to-business supplies of services from the UK […]
The boss of a leading charity has been given a seven-year director disqualification for causing it to collapse by entering into financial contracts that set unachievable targets. The charity provided drug and alcohol rehabilitation services to over 80,000 people across England and Scotland, including a number of prisoners. Between August 2015 and January 2016, the […]
Pension Planning For most taxpayers the maximum pension contribution is £40,000 each tax year, although this depends on their earnings. This limit covers contributions by both the individual and their employer. Note that the unused allowance for a particular tax year may be carried forward for three years and can be added to the relief […]
New capital allowance for commercial buildings – Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA) The Autumn 2018 Budget announced a new 2% straight line tax deduction for the cost of construction or renovation of commercial buildings and structures. Unlike the old Industrial Buildings Allowance the new relief, SBA, is available for the construction of shops and offices […]
Wedding gifts to the happy couple from friends and family can be tax effective. Parents can each gift up to £5,000, and grandparents up to £2,500, without facing any tax implications (normally inheritance tax can apply to gifts if the donor doesn’t survive the gift by 7 years). The newly-married pair may also be able […]
Both the National Minimum and National Living Wage increased on 1 April 2019. The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on the employee’s age and whether they are an apprentice. As the minimum wage increases more employers than ever will be directly affected, including some of those who currently pay above the minimum. The […]
Pension contributions under Auto Enrolment are by default split between employer and employee. From the 6 April 2019: Employer contributions must be at least 3% Total contributions must be at least 8% Many employers will simply treat the difference (currently 5%) as employee contributions. The problem with this approach is that whilst all contributions are […]