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Robson Laidler secures £11m for businesses

We’ve helped businesses across the region secure £11 million in financial support during the Coronavirus pandemic, saving 600 jobs to date. With a ‘business as usual’ approach our team has worked continuously throughout lockdown giving expert advice to business owners to claim Government grants and loans as well as advice […]

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Claiming R&D Tax Relief? Be careful how you use Coronavirus financial support

R&D tax relief for SMEs is so generous that it is considered to be a Notified State Aid by the European Commission.   The problem is that much of the financial support brought in by the Government for businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic is also considered to be Notified State […]

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Company cars and private use

A benefit in kind tax charge arises where a company car is available for private use by an employee. The charge is reduced proportionately for any period of unavailability of at least 30 days. This period can span two tax years. H M Revenue & Customs’ reading of the legislation […]

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Need to restart your Child Benefit?

If the income of you or your partner exceeds £50,000 then High-Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) applies. However, during the Coronavirus pandemic, many people suffered a reduction in income and this therefore may need review. The furlough scheme caps the grant at £2,500 a month, so where income has not […]

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Stamp Duty Land Tax – temporary reduced rates

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) costs have been reduced following the Government announcement in the Summer Statement. There is a temporary reduction in SDLT rates for residential completions that take place between 8 July 2020 and 31 March 2021, raising the nil rate threshold to £500,000 from £125,000. The reduction […]

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HMRC’s Property Disposal Service

Have you recently sold a residential property in the UK?  If so, it is important you understand new tax rules, which might mean you need to report and pay Capital Gains Tax within 30 days.    Over recent weeks COVID-19 has dominated the headlines and any new tax developments have […]

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Happy 5th Birthday Pensions Freedoms

Can anyone remember when Pensions Freedom came in?  Just me?  Apparently not.  The Financial Conduct Authority have just conducted an outcome review to see how pension providers have adapted to all the changes.  This has been delayed because of the “awfulness” until February 2021. As a financial planner (and a […]

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Pension death benefits – right pension, right nomination, right now?

A reported surge* in people wanting to write or amend their wills at the start of COVID-19 (with some legal firms claiming a jump in demand of up to 76%), tells us that the pandemic has sharply focused peoples’ minds on making sure their affairs are in order and that […]

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Temporary reduction of VAT explained

The Government has today (15.07.20) temporarily reduced the VAT rate to 5% (from 20%) in order to support the hospitality sector on certain good or services. This reduction will apply to food and non-alcoholic drinks supplied by restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes and to hot take-away food outlets. The reduced rate […]

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Corporation tax losses as a result of Covid-19?

Is your company expecting to make a loss as a result of the global pandemic?   If so, you may be interested to learn that HMRC has recently updated its guidance relating to repayment of corporation tax based on anticipated losses.   Tax repayments are possible where surplus losses made […]

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