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09 Jan 2022
On 21 December 2021, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, unveiled a £1 billion COVID-19 fund, including cash grants of up to £6,000 per premises for each eligible firm.
HMRC has reminded self assessment taxpayers to declare any COVID-19 grant payments on their 2020/21 tax return.
HMRC is waiving late filing and late payment penalties for self assessment taxpayers for one month.
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes delivered the 2022/23 Scottish Budget on 9 December 2021, setting out the Scottish Government's financial and tax plans.
On 20 December 2021, the Welsh government outlined a Budget to 'build a stronger, fairer and greener Wales'.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is set to introduce a new consumer duty to better protect users of financial services.
HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin.
More than 440,000 small firms could be forced out of business by the late payment crisis, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
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21 Dec 2021
On 30 November 2021 HMRC published a consultation on reforms to the rules for calculating Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on acquisitions of mixed-use property and multiple dwellings relief (MDR).
28 Oct 2021
UK resident individuals who dispose of UK residential property are sometimes required to deliver a CGT return to HMRC and make a payment on account of CGT within 30 days of completion of the property disposal. Broadly, this only applies where the property disposal gives rise to a CGT liability and as such usually excludes the disposal of a property to which private residence relief applies.