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December 19, 2018

VAT notes – new edition published

HMRC has published what appears to be the final online quarterly edition of VAT notes which includes a summary of recent changes to the VAT rules. HRMC has confirmed that from January 2019 'VAT Notes' will no longer be published online as VAT updates
December 19, 2018

Benefits that don’t have to be reported to HMRC

There is no requirement to report certain routine expenses to HMRC. The types of expenses and benefits covered are referred to as exemptions and have replaced dispensations which no longer apply. The business expenses and benefits that do not need
December 19, 2018

Maternity pay and leave

Employees that are pregnant are eligible to take up to 26 weeks of statutory maternity leave (known as ordinary maternity leave) plus an additional 26 weeks (known as additional maternity leave). This means that an employee can take up to a full year
December 19, 2018

What expenditure qualifies for the Annual Investment Allowance?

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) was permanently set at £200,000 for all qualifying expenditure on or after 1 January 2016. However, in the Budget earlier this year, the Chancellor announced a temporary increase in the allowance to £1 million