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18th April 2024 Beware of VAT refund fraud

Beware of VAT refund fraud!   We have become aware of several recent cases where taxpayers’ bank account details have been amended on the HMRC portal, without their knowledge, so that VAT repayments have been fraudulently diverted to a third party.   It seems that HMRC have been acting on the basis of a fraudulent…

17th April 2024 Whitings 2024 Annual Farming Seminar

Our Whitings 2024 Annual Farming Seminar is just around the corner.   Farming always has to cope with changing environment, weather, commodity prices, political changes, etc. This year these challenges feel heightened and this is why we are pleased to welcome back speakers from the Andersons Centre to inform us of these changes and what…

17th April 2024 Buy To Let through a Limited Company

There continues to be an ongoing debate when buying a residential property to let out about whether to buy this personally or set up a limited company to own it. Unlike our sole trader v limited company comparisons for a trading business there is not a clear division based on profits. There are a lot…

11th April 2024 Do you need to re-register for Child Benefits?

If you’ve heard about the changes post 5 April 2024 and are wondering whether you need to re-register for Child Benefits, this is the blog post for you.   If you have been affected by the increase in the High Income Child Benefit Charge cap to £60,000, then you may need to restart your Child…

10th April 2024 Pension Contributions for directors

Are you thinking about planning ahead for retirement and want to find out more about Pension Contributions for directors?   When it comes to planning for your retirement, Company pension contributions can offer significant benefits in terms of reducing your company’s Corporation Tax bill. Here’s how you can use both personal and company contributions to…

9th April 2024 Child Benefit changes – What you need to know

The new Child Benefit changes came into effect on 6 April 2024, with families receiving up to £1,331 per year (for the first or only child), and up to £881 per additional child, increasing by £83.20 and £54.60 respectively on the year before. This is paid directly into your bank account every 4 weeks. There…

8th April 2024 UK company size thresholds are set to increase

UK company size thresholds are set to increase, but what does this change for you?   In his recent economic speech on 18th March 2024, Rishi Sunak unveiled significant changes aimed at simplifying reporting requirements for businesses. Among these measures, he announced an increase in the thresholds used to determine company size.   Understanding Company…

4th April 2024 National Living Wage +10%

The National Minimum Wage increase from April 2024 will be welcomed by many employees. The rise will take place from 1 April for the next pay reference period post increase.   Perhaps the biggest change of all is the abolition of the 21–22-year-old band. Employees reaching the age of 21 will now enjoy a pay…

2nd April 2024 ATED Reminder – Deadline 30/4/24

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is an annual tax charge payable by companies, partnerships (with at least one corporate partner) and certain collective investment schemes that own UK Residential properties exceeding £500,000.   The annual chargeable period starts on 1 April each year and both a return should be submitted online to HMRC and…

26th March 2024 Making Tax Digital for Income Tax coming soon

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax will soon be upon us.   Over the past few years’ rents have been increasing and will continue to increase as inflation remains high. Many landlords will now be affected or will be coming close to the qualifying limits. With April 2026 fast approaching for those with qualifying income…