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National Insurance Contributions (NICs)

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Despite lobbying to delay the upcoming 1.25% increase in NICs payable by employees, employers and the self-employed, the government has decided to go ahead as planned from April 2022, to provide additional funds for health and social care.   Some new measures have however been announced in an attempt to combat the effect of the […]

Research and Development (R&D)

Research and Development Tax Credits

The R&D tax relief schemes for companies will be enhanced from April 2023 but we have to wait until this summer for more details. We do know the reform is set to boost sectors where the UK is a world-leader, including artificial intelligence, robotics, manufacturing, and design.

VAT Rates in the Leisure and Hospitality Sector

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No extension has been granted to the leisure and hospitality sector for use of the reduced 12.5% VAT rate on eligible supplies including food, non-alcoholic beverages and hotel and holiday accommodation. The VAT rate applied to these supplies will revert to 20% from 1 April 2022 as planned.

Green Technology

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Green technology, including solar panels and heat pumps, will be exempt from business rates in England from April 2022, a year earlier than originally planned. VAT on Energy Saving Materials (ESMs) installed in residential accommodation will be reduced from 5% to 0% from this April in Great Britain. The measure will be introduced in Northern […]

Household Support Fund

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The Household Support Fund will be doubled to £1billion from April 2022. The Fund will help households with the cost of essentials such as food, clothing and utilities.

Fuel Duty

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Fuel duty has been cut by 5p per litre for 12 months from 6pm on 23 March 2022.  The Treasury report that this will save the average car driver £100 a year and the average van driver £200 a year.

Business Tax Relief for Capital Investment

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In preparation for the 130% ‘super-deduction’ for companies coming to an end on 31 March 2023, other alternatives are being considered in an attempt to continue encouraging investment from April 2023. In the meantime, remember to talk to us about the reliefs potentially available (to companies and non-corporates) for expenditure on plant and machinery. This […]

Income Tax

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The Chancellor has committed to reduce the basic rate of income tax from 20% to 19%, but not until 6 April 2024. Note that the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly have devolved powers to set their own income tax rates on earned income. It is estimated that this will save 30 million individuals an average of […]



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