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Sep 8 2021

Date confirmed for Autumn Budget 2021

Categories: EQ NewsTaxation

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the next Budget will be on Wednesday 27 October, around a month earlier than had been anticipated. The announcement on the funding of social care yesterday was a clear signal of intent that the UK Government is looking at the funding of the pandemic. So what might be on more

Jun 23 2021

Funeral directors – Getting the VAT right

Categories: HealthcareTaxation

Funeral directors make supplies which, for VAT purposes, are traditionally a combination of standard rated taxable supplies and exempt supplies. When a mixture of taxable and exempt supplies are made by a business, this gives rise to partial exemption calculations to determine how much VAT can be reclaimed on costs incurred in relation to the more

Jun 8 2021

Zero rate VAT update

Categories: Property & ConstructionTaxation

Following a recent tax case, HMRC have updated their guidance in relation to items which may be zero rated for VAT purposes when constructing a new residential property. Zero rate VAT applies to the construction services and the building materials incorporated into the new residential property by the persons supplying those construction services. The zero more

May 5 2021

Farmers should enjoy their favoured tax status, while it lasts

Categories: AgricultureTaxation

Many commentators were anticipating major changes to Inheritance Tax (IHT) and/or Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in the March budget to raise additional tax revenue to cover the cost of the COVID pandemic. Surprisingly, as it turned out, there were no changes to these taxes apart from the fact that the IHT nil rate band (the more

Mar 22 2021

Our Budget 2021 taxation roundup

Categories: Taxation

As mentioned in our previous article, the UK Budget contained a mixture of taxation and non-taxation announcements. To help provide guidance on the taxation announcements made during the Budget, our highly qualified, knowledgeable EQ Taxperts have provided a series of detailed articles that breakdown the Budget announcements to help you effectively plan for the future. We have consolidated the latest more

Mar 9 2021

Budget 2021 – VAT Rates for hospitality and leisure business

Categories: LeisureTaxation

The Chancellor’s Budget extended the current 5% reduced rate for hospitality and leisure business for six months to 30 September 2021 followed by an interim rate of 12.5% before reverting to the standard rate of 20% from 1 April 2022. The extension will be welcomed by all as many businesses have been able to pass more

Mar 4 2021

Budget Summary 2021 – The Big Freeze

Categories: Taxation

Yesterday’s Budget delivered by Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, was met with a collective sigh of relief by tax practitioners who had perhaps feared the worst particularly in relation to capital taxes. As it turned out, the Budget was as notable for what it didn’t cover as what it did. In a polished, confident performance, the Chancellor more

Feb 17 2021

The VAT deferral new payment scheme

Categories: COVID-19Taxation

As mentioned in our previous article, businesses that deferred their VAT payments due between 20 March to 30 June 2020 can opt-in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme. The VAT deferral new payment scheme allows you to make interest free equal payments over a number of instalments, from 2 to 11, depending on when you join more