HMRC issues new VAT reverse charge guidance

HMRC has made new guidance available about the domestic reverse charge for building and construction services, which is set to take effect from 1 October 2019. The reverse charge is a major change to the way VAT is collected in the industry, requiring the customer...

Advisory fuel rates update

As of 1 June 2019, advisory fuel rates have been updated for employees' usage of company cars. The following rates are now in place for petrol and LPG-fuelled cars provided by your employer, while the previous rates can be used until 1 July 2019. Engine size Petrol -...

Tenant fees ban takes effect

New rules for landlords and letting agents in England came into force on 1 June 2019, including a ban on letting fees and a cap on holding and tenancy deposits. The Tenant Fees Act has now made it illegal to charge tenants any fees aside from rent, deposits, and other...

71% of SMEs plan to increase sales

Small business ambition is on the rise, according to Government research, with more small and medium-sized employers planning to grow their sales in the future. In a survey by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 71% of SME employers said they...

Welsh taxpayers charged Scottish tax rates

Workers in Wales have been accidentally charged Scottish rates of income tax, after a mix-up involving tax codes. Welsh rates of income tax were introduced on 6 April 2019, requiring employers in Wales to use a ‘C' tax code to apply the rates. However, HMRC reported...