VAT Rate Cut – Stimulus or suppressor?

As speculation increases that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will look to a reduction in the VAT rate as part of the UK Government’s economic stimulus measures, it is worth considering the potential impact on the economy and on business of a rate change. 

VIDEO 4: Respond, Review, Restart, Repeat - Looking After Your Team

A video series from AAB featuring top tips on planning, operating and continuously adapting in the next normal and beyond.

Responding to Change in the Public and Third Sector

The impacts of “lockdown” to deal with COVID-19 have shone a light on how we go about our lives.  Much of the illumination is humbling and uplifting; such as the reminder of the immense contribution of key workers and examples of flourishing community action. These last few months have also exacerbated and highlighted equality gaps – for example for low earners, those in deprived areas and many living alone with care needs. 

COVID-19 Furlough Not Disqualifying for EMI

A new clause in tax legislation has been introduced to assist individuals who may not be able to meet the working time requirements of EMI because of being furloughed due to COVID-19.  

COVID-19 is a "Reasonable Excuse"

With critical staff being furloughed, many taxpayers falling ill or businesses having lack of access to key documents due to lockdown; it is not surprise that COVID-19 is accepted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as being a “reasonable excuse” for defaults by taxpayers. 

IR35 Reform - Full steam ahead for April 2021

With less than a year until IR35 reform arrives in the private sectorcompanies must begin to think about dusting off those IR35 project plans and get to work in ensuring compliance before 6th April 2021. 

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