Are you prepared for a HMRC furlough compliance check?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) began in March 2020 and was a lifeline to many businesses. Due to the impact and how quickly the pandemic took hold, a quick response by government to support businesses was the focus. This meant that HMRC issued funds through the CJRS with the confirmation that compliance checks would be carried out in the future, rather than completing checks in the moment.  

Temporary Super Deduction and Special Rate First Year Allowance

The Chancellor’s budget announcement in March set out plans for a new Capital Allowances relief exclusive to Companies. For expenditure incurred from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies can claim 130% capital allowances on qualifying plant and machinery and 50% first year allowances on special rate investments.

Family Businesses – a mix of concern & optimism post pandemic

Family firms are the engine room of the Scottish economy, and they continue to contribute significantly to employment, economic output and the creation of wealth, on top of making a real impact on the communities in which they are located. 

AAB’s Charity Services Team

Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) is one of the UK’s leading Chartered Accountants and Business Advisory Firms. Our specialist Charity Services Team of experts understands the needs of third sector organisations and has worked with many during this time of immense pressure for the sector. Our team is drawn from each of the service areas of AAB, such as audit, business advisory, payroll & employment taxes, corporation tax and indirect tax. Each member joined the charity services team because they are passionate about the impact of the work of charities do in our communities. 

COVID-19 and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Fifth Grant

HMRC have now confirmed that the fifth SEISS grant will be available from late July 2021. The fifth grant will be taxable, paid in a single instalment and will cover May 2021 to September 2021.   

Are you a non-UK resident individual that needs to complete UK Self-Assessment Tax Return?

If yes, then did you know HMRC’s online facility does not allow individuals to complete UK Self-Assessment Tax Returns (SATR) if they are a non-UK resident person?  

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Framework (SECR) – what you need to know

If you are UK registered, unquoted, and meet the definition of a large company under the Companies Act 2006, then the directors are now required to report on the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting Framework (“SECR”).  

G7 reach landmark agreement on taxing multinationals

On Saturday 5th June, the G7 countries, comprising of the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, agreed to back an historic international agreement that will bring to fruition significant global tax reform at the end of 2021. This is a step towards tackling tax avoidance in international group operations. Following years of discussions, finance ministers agreed to reforms which will see multinationals pay their fair share of tax in the countries they do business.

Scotland’s tech sector – leading the way to stability

LinkedIn and newspaper business pages are awash with articles claiming to wisely summarise the learnings from the last 12 months, so I’m not going to stand idly by without having my say! But I will at least try to circle back to my day job, which is advising Scottish, mainly Tech-focused companies with tech-enabled business critical services group AAB. 

Furlough - Here Comes The Summer!

With the last week finally showing glimpses of summer, vaccinations continuing to be administered at pace, along with further easement of restrictions, changes towards what employers are able to claim will change from July 2021.

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