Spring Budget 2024: VAT threshold increased to £90,000 for SMEs

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On 6 March 2024, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered the Spring Budget 2024 from the House of Commons, announcing an increase to the VAT threshold and cuts to National Insurance. Nottingham chartered accountants, Clayton & Brewill, provide an overview of key measures announced. Set against the backdrop of the looming general election, the Chancellor began his […]

February 2024 newsletter: the latest updates from Clayton & Brewill

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Clayton & Brewill’s February 2024 newsletter is now available to view online. After a very busy few months at Clayton & Brewill, we’re well and truly settling into 2024 – and with the cold weather starting to thaw, it already feels like we’re hurtling towards Spring. In our latest newsletter, we look at a number […]

Making Tax Digital: remodelled and going ahead

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The start dates for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax (MTD ITSA) were confirmed by Jeremy Hunt in the Autumn Statement 2023, alongside some changes to the regime. In outline, MTD ITSA involves keeping digital records and providing quarterly updates of income and expenditure to HMRC through MTD-compatible software. There is also an end of […]

October 2023 newsletter: the latest news and updates from Clayton & Brewill

Clayton & Brewill’s October 2023 newsletter is now available to view online. In this issue, we look at a number of key talking points in the sector at the moment, including: Covid support payments are still on HMRC’s radar R&D single scheme uncertainty for customers Paying voluntary National Insurance contributions The High Income Child Benefit […]

What does the tax rules shake-up mean for pension planning?

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Whether you’re reviewing your own investment options for the future, a business owner looking for tax-efficient remuneration strategies, or an employer looking to signpost staff to advice, Clayton & Brewill explains what this year’s changes to tax-rules mean for pension planning and shares a round up of everything you need to know in order to […]

Why should R&D should be on your agenda now?

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R&D should be on businesses’ agendas now because of a backdrop of increasing HMRC scrutiny. HMRC’s dedicated compliance team has more than doubled in size in recent years. Then there’s the built-in complexity of the rules. Add to that significant change – and it’s not the time to get a claim for Research and Development […]

Tax rules for the construction sector

Tax rules for the construction sector

The construction sector has its own compliance regime – the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and the VAT domestic reverse charge (DRC). With the bar for compliance set to be raised still higher, businesses need to be confident that they are applying the rules correctly, as Clayton & Brewill explains. Why compliance rules matter The DRC […]

July 2023 newsletter: the latest news and updates from Clayton & Brewill

Clayton & Brewill’s July 2023 newsletter is now available to view online. In this issue, we look at a number of key talking points in the sector at the moment, including: What is full expensing and will it benefit your business? The latest news around Trade and Customs Why basis period reform actually does matter […]

Property VAT: the option to tax explained

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The VAT treatment of property can be challenging. Normally, supplies of land and buildings are exempt from VAT, however there are some exceptions to this. In this article, Nottingham chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill explains the option to tax and the implications of this, as well as HMRC procedures for dealing with property VAT and […]

Tax and your home: five key points to be aware of

Your home is likely to be your most important capital asset, so it’s important to consider how tax rules may impact what you can do with it. For instance, do you have to pay tax if you sell your home? What about inheritance tax and planning in later life? In this article, Clayton & Brewill […]