Covid-19 Update and Government Spending Review

‘ECONOMIC EMERGENCY HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN’ In his spending review yesterday Rishi Sunak said the “economic emergency” caused by Covid-19 has only just begun, as he warned the virus would mean lasting damage to growth and jobs. Official forecasts...

Business Diversification – Implications for Tax

Many businesses turned chameleon during Covid-19, changing core business to adapt. But whether you’re a florist making face masks or a farm shop starting home deliveries, what about tax? If a business starts a new trade, it’s normally treated as a separate trade for...

To Flip or Not to Flip Your Main Residence

The pros and cons of changing your main residence. With property being one of the most reliable investments around in a period of historic low-interest, many money-savvy people these days end up owning additional properties. They might rent them out, live in them or...

Business Asset Disposal Relief

Entrepreneurs’ relief is no more (in name at least). Last March, one of the headline-grabbing measures announced in what will be the only Budget speech of 2020 surrounded what we knew as entrepreneurs’ relief. The relief was designed to be an incentive for...

Tax Cash Flow – Your Next Steps

Income tax: The Winter Economy Plan gives longer to pay for liabilities due in January 2021. This applies not just if you took up the option of putting off to 31 January 2021 the second income tax self-assessment payment on account for 2019/20, due by 31 July 2020,...

A Property Tax Shake Up Fuels House Buying Surge

Are you a landlord looking to purchase another rental property? Are you looking to purchase a property for investment purposes? If you are considering moving home in the second half of 2020/21, you are by no means alone. In the month leading up to 8 August 2020,...