Forrester Boyd News March 2022

  • 25th March 2022

Great British Spring Clean

March signals the start of spring, it is a time of year when many people decide to spruce up their homes and gardens, declutter or even get ready to move home. However, do you have...

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  • 16th March 2022

Whatever happened to the wealth tax?

A new wealth tax to counter the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic was the talk of the financial pages not so long ago. Now it has disappeared… or has it?

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Taxpayer victory leads to room hire VAT exemption

A recent First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) decision in the taxpayer’s favour has helped clarify that room rental is VAT exempt, but standard rating can apply if additional services are als...

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  • 16th March 2022

Protecting the normal minimum pension age

The normal minimum pension age (NMPA) will increase from 55 to 57 on 6 April 2028, although a protected pension age regime will be introduced. This will allow those who meet the ru...

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  • 16th March 2022

Taxpayer Protection Taskforce to tackle Covid-19 fraud

A recent report by the public accounts committee estimates that the level of fraud and error across all Covid-19 support schemes could be as high as £20 billion. However, don’t ass...

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  • 16th March 2022

What is ‘substantial extent’ for non-trading activities?

Gains that qualify for business asset disposal relief (BADR) are taxed at a reduced rate of 10%, but relief for company shares is not available if the underlying company carries on...

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4 Steps to an effective Academy budget process

As the academy audit season has been and gone and the academies accounts returns submitted, attentions will now be turned towards budget planning and monitoring for the remainder o...

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The COVID-19 workforce fund for schools and academies extended to Easter

The coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce fund has now been extended for costs incurred due to staff absences directly relating to COVID, providing financial support to eligible schools...

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  • 1st March 2022

More students excel in accountancy training programme

We are delighted that two more of our trainee accountants have passed their qualifications and can now look forward to careers as chartered certified accountants.

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