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Nov 30 2020

VAT Payment Deferral

Categories: COVID-19EQ AccountingTaxation

As announced by the Chancellor in his Winter Economy Plan, businesses that deferred their VAT payments earlier this year will now have the option to pay in smaller increments over a longer period. Those that deferred VAT due from 20 March to 30 June initially had until 31 March 2021 to fully pay any outstanding more

Nov 16 2020

Making the most of the increased AIA limit extension

Categories: LeisureTaxation

With many leisure and hospitality businesses either closed or working on reduced capacity due to COVID-19, and the recent extension of the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit, now is the time to review your planned capital expenditure to avoid missing out on valuable tax relief. The AIA limit of £1m was due to drop back more

Nov 13 2020

Annual Investment Allowance Limit extended until January 2022

Categories: Taxation

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) was temporarily increased to £1m for a two-year period and was due to end on 31 December 2020. However, the Treasury has announced that this will be extended by a further year, until 1 January 2022. The increase to the AIA allows businesses to obtain 100% tax relief on qualifying more

Aug 20 2020

Employee Ownership Explained

Categories: Taxation

Since its introduction in 2014, the Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) has proved to be a feasible exit option for business owners who may not want to go down the more traditional succession routes. To help understand the process and benefits of using EOTs as a succession solution, Co-operative Development Scotland are hosting a series of more

Aug 20 2020

R&D claim secured for new healthcare client

Categories: HealthcareTaxation

We recently assisted a new healthcare client with their first R&D claim after they contacted our EQ Taxperts to discuss whether they were eligible. The business was set up as a company, so as it was subject to UK corporation tax it could therefore make a claim if it met other criteria to qualify for more

Jul 10 2020

Scottish Government’s plans to boost the Scottish Economy

Categories: COVID-19Taxation

In response to the Economic Statement delivered by the Chancellor on Wednesday 8 July, Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, announced the Scottish Government’s plans to boost the Scottish Economy. To support homebuyers and help stimulate housing market activity and the economy, the threshold at which Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) is paid will be raised from more

Jul 8 2020

Overview of announcements in the Summer Economic Statement

Categories: COVID-19LeisureTaxation

Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his Summer Economic Statement earlier today which was focused on economic recovery following the impact of coronavirus. He began by explaining that this second phase will be a £30bn “plan for jobs”, covering three key areas – Support to find jobs, Create jobs and Protect jobs. Please note that whilst most more

Jul 7 2020

Economic Statement – Wednesday 8th July

Categories: COVID-19Taxation

Tomorrow (Wednesday 8 July), the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will deliver an economic statement, where he will announce the start of measures intended to stimulate the economy and employment prospects. This is a big moment in the intended economic recovery and there has been much speculation as to the measures likely to be announced ranging from more