Government announces winter COVID plan

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has set out the government’s autumn and winter plan for managing Covid.

The government is aiming to sustain the progress made and prepare the country for future

Budget date announced

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the next UK Budget will take place on Wednesday, 27 October 2021. This will be the Chancellor’s third Budget and the first one to revert

Capped social care costs from October 2023

The government has announced new plans to cap social care costs in England from October 2023. This change is expected to see the introduction of a new £86,000 cap on care costs across an individual’s

Child benefit when child turns 16

Taxpayers entitled to the child benefit should be aware that HMRC usually stop paying child benefit on the 31 August on or after a child’s 16th Birthday. Under qualifying circumstances, the child

How to deal with tax appeals

There are a number of options open to taxpayers who disagree with a tax decision issued by HMRC. It is important to note that not all decisions by HMRC can be appealed against. There is normally a

Postmasters’ bankruptcies reviewed

The recent Court of Appeal and Crown Court decisions to quash the convictions of many former postmasters was widely welcomed. The Courts found that the original convictions were based on evidence from

Card security update

VISA have issued information regarding changes to card processing security from September 2021. The idea is to reduce online fraud.

The changes will apply across Europe. A key part of the new

Stage 4 COVID roadmap implemented 19th July

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, spoke to the nation and confirmed that the vaccines have significantly weakened the link between coronavirus cases and hospitalisations and deaths. This has allowed

OTS – making better use of third party data

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) was established in July 2010, to provide advice to the Chancellor on simplifying the UK tax system. The OTS has recently published a new report titled ‘Making

UK Infrastructure Bank opens for business

The new UK Infrastructure Bank has officially opened for business. The new bank, which is headquartered in Leeds, will be tasked with accelerating investment into ambitious infrastructure projects,