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13-05-2021
Current passport fees

Current passport fees

Travel options for going abroad are slowly starting to reopen. From 17 May 2021, international leisure travel from England will no longer be illegal but strict border control ... read more

13-05-2021
Jobseeker’s Allowance

Jobseeker’s Allowance

The Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) is a benefit for those usually aged over 18 who are either not working or who are currently working less than 16 hours per week. Applicants must be ... read more

13-05-2021
Taking money out of a limited company

Taking money out of a limited company

There are a number of ways a director can extract money from their limited company. The money can usually be withdrawn in one or more of the following ways. For most directors, ... read more

13-05-2021
IHT immediately chargeable transfers

IHT immediately chargeable transfers

There are special rules concerning the liability to IHT on a transfer made during a person's lifetime. Most gifts made during this period are not subject to tax at the time of the ... read more

13-05-2021
Charging VAT on discounts and free gifts

Charging VAT on discounts and free gifts

When VAT registered traders issue an invoice to a customer, they must seek to ensure that the correct rate of VAT is charged. Whilst most businesses in the UK charge VAT at the ... read more

13-05-2021
Importing goods into the UK

Importing goods into the UK

There are special procedures for importing goods into the UK. Following the end of the Brexit transition period, the process for importing goods from the EU effectively mirrors the ... read more

11-05-2021
Holiday update

Holiday update

As lockdown is being eased and opportunity to holiday opens, we felt it might be useful to set out bank holiday dates for the UK regions for the rest of this year. England and ... read more

11-05-2021
Taxing your car

Taxing your car

The instructions to tax your car on the GOV.UK website is reproduced below: To tax your car, motorcycle or other vehicle you will need to use a reference number from: a recent ... read more

06-05-2021
Reminder to look out for tax credit renewal packs

Reminder to look out for tax credit renewal packs

HMRC has begun sending the annual tax credit renewal packs to some 2.5 million tax credit claimants and is encouraging recipients to renew their tax credits claim online. The packs ... read more

06-05-2021
Mobile phone exempt costs

Mobile phone exempt costs

When an employee incurs costs for the provision of mobile phones to employees it is important to understand the correct tax treatment of these expenses. This includes costs for ... read more