What you can do with your pension pot14/08/2019
Pension Wise is a free government service that was launched in 2015 to help provide individuals with general pension advice. However, the service does not answer specific questions relating to your pension. The main advice the service provides is generic and covers what you can do with your pension pot, the different pension types, how...More...
When you can claim back VAT on purchase of a car14/08/2019
There are complex VAT rules that determine the amount of VAT that can be recovered when purchasing a new car. The usual rule is that when you purchase a car for your business then no VAT can be reclaimed.
The main exception to this rule is when the new car is used solely for business use. This rule has been the subject of much case law...More...
Child Benefit charge if income exceeds £50,00014/08/2019
The High Income Child Benefit charge (HICBC) applies to a parent whose income exceeds £50,000 in a tax year and who is in receipt of Child Benefit. If both parents have an income that exceeds £50,000, the charge will apply to the highest income earner. The charge claws back the financial benefit of receiving Child Benefit...More...
VAT and insurance claims14/08/2019
Insurance transactions are generally VAT exempt. However, there are many issues that can arise concerning the VAT liability of certain insurance transactions. One of these issues concerns the VAT treatment of insurance claims.
Insurers are unable to recover VAT incurred in obtaining replacement goods or having repairs carried out for a...More...
When are Class 1A NICs due14/08/2019
Class 1A NICs are paid by employers in respect of most benefits in kind provided to employees, for example, the use of a company car. There are no Class 1A employee contributions payable.
Class 1A NICs are due in respect of most benefits provided to:
directors and certain other persons in controlling positions,
How do you calculate adjusted net income?14/08/2019
To calculate adjusted net income, you will need to look at a taxpayer’s total taxable income, before personal allowances, and then deduct any trading losses, gift aid donations, gross pension contributions and pension contributions where the pension provider has already provided tax relief at the basic rate.
Pregnant women and new parents to get enhanced redundancy protections08/08/2019
The government has published its response to its January 2019 consultation on “pregnancy and maternity discrimination: extending redundancy protection for women and new parents” and has confirmed that it will now take action to address such discrimination.
As the law currently stands, employees who are placed at risk of...More...
Lowest paid to be eligible for sick pay07/08/2019
A new consultation launched jointly by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care, is seeking views on different ways in which both the Government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss.
The consultation is examining a number of specific proposals including:
Visiting EU after 31 October 201907/08/2019
Although we have a new Prime Minister, it would seem that so far nothing has changed to bring us any closer to a Brexit resolution. In fact, it appears that a no-deal Brexit is becoming more likely as we approach the 31 October deadline.
HMRC has published guidance on visiting the EU after 31 October 2019. They have said that there will...More...