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Due to the closure of Companies House office, the ability to fast track company registrations and certain company information has been SUSPENDED until further notice. Companies House have advised customers that any incorporation or change of name filings with the same day indicator will fail validation.Read more
The Charity Commission has advised that charities due to submit an Annual Return imminently, but are unable to do so, can email them to request a filing extension. Coronavirus guidance for the charity sector provides information in response to the most commonly asked questions about operating during this period.Read more
Last night the Government announced a scheme that assists the self-employed across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme will provide self-employed individuals a taxable grant worth 80% of trading profits, up to £2,500 a month for the next three months. It will also apply to members of partnerships.Read more
The growing range of zero emissions vehicles presents a real opportunity to cut expenses, but there are drawbacks to consider.
With few models to choose from and a frustrating ownership experience, the first wave of electric vehicles (EVs) was a tough sell. But heading into 2020, things are changing.
Company car tax is not only based on CO2 emissions, but also electric driving range. Prior rules stipulated that cars with an electric driving range of 130 miles and above would fall into the 2% car tax band, but these rules were recently scrapped. Pure electric vehicles—those without a tailpipe—will now benefit from an even lower 0% tax rate between 2020-2021. The following two years will see rates rise to 1% and 2% in 2021-22 and 2022-2023 respectively.Read more
Leaving the EU
The UK is leaving the European Union on 31 January 2020.
Following the General Election on 12 December 2019, the UK Government is implementing the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement meaning the UK can leave the European Union on 31 January 2020.
Our ‘No Deal’ provisions, including changes to Companies House forms and EC Sales list filing will not be implemented on 31 January 2020; however, they may at a later stage, once government have finalised details. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor the Government's negotiations with the EU and consider potential impacts at the end of the implementation period.Read more
Treasury has confirmed that company car drivers who choose an emissions-free electric fleet model will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax for the year
Great news for employees. The Treasury has confirmed that company car drivers who choose an emissions-free electric fleet model will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax for the year as part of new efforts to encourage motorists to switch to green vehicles.