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  • Second State Pension Age Review launches
    20 Jan 2022
    The review will consider whether the rules around pensionable age are appropriate, based on the latest life expectancy data and other evidence. The Pensions Act 2014 requires government to regularly […]
  • Recovery Loan Scheme extended.
    12 Jan 2022
    Applications for this loan have been extended and are now open until 30 June 2022.  Launched on 6 April 2021, the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) provides financial support to businesses […]
  • HMRC gives Self-Assessment taxpayers more time to ease COVID-19 pressures
    12 Jan 2022
    Late filing and late payment penalties are to be waived for one month for Self-Assessment taxpayers. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is waiving late filing and late payment penalties for […]
  • DIARY OF MAIN TAX EVENTS
    15 Dec 2021
    DECEMBER 2021/JANUARY 2022 Date What’s Due 01/12/21 Corporation tax for year to 28/02/2021 unless quarterly instalments apply 19/12/21 PAYE & NIC deductions, and CIS return and tax, for month to […]
  • Less than a month until full customs controls are introduced
    08 Dec 2021
    HMRC are reminding traders to prepare for customs changes that come into effect on 1 January 2022. You will no longer be able to delay making import customs declarations under […]
  • Aligning your sales and marketing efforts
    03 Dec 2021
    In many businesses, marketing and sales functions are not very joined up. Sales and marketing teams typically work in silos. Marketing focuses on communication and supporting the buyer’s journey, while […]
  • LET’S HAVE A REAL CHRISTMAS PARTY THIS YEAR!
    01 Dec 2021
    Last year many businesses put on a “virtual” Christmas party event and HMRC agreed that would be acceptable in order for there to be no taxable benefit for the employees […]
  • Negative test becomes part of certification scheme
    30 Nov 2021
    People attending venues covered by Scotland’s COVID certification scheme are to be given the option of providing a recent negative lateral flow test for the virus, as an alternative to […]
  • Reimbursing Fuel for Company cars from 1 December 2021
    30 Nov 2021
    As the result of recent increases in fuel prices, HMRC have increased the advisory fuel rates that apply for the reimbursement of employees’ private fuel for their company cars. The […]
  • Tackling the Omicron variant 
    30 Nov 2021
    Six cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant have been identified in Scotland. Four cases are in the Lanarkshire area and two have been identified in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde […]
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