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Emergency export controls applied to personal protective equipment
Brad Ashton

03 April 2020

A European Commission regulation designed to ensure EU, EFTA and related territories have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) has now been implemented in the UK.

Import VAT and duty freeze on medical supplies

02 April 2020

HMRC will not collect import VAT and duty for some organisations importing medical supplies that will be made available to those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Weekly tax brief | 31 March 2020

31 March 2020

This week's articles are 'More fiscal and creative policy needed to address coronavirus crisis', 'Will company directors be thrown a lifeline?', 'Government measures to support people and businesses may have a tax sting in the tail', 'Making Tax Digital for VAT – coronavirus forces "digital links" delay', and 'Coronavirus deals a blow to the shadow economy'.

Coronavirus deals a blow to the shadow economy

31 March 2020

The UK shadow economy might be worth anything up to £150 billion. Traders who have chosen to live and work outside the tax system discover that their erstwhile 'tax freedom' comes with the penalty of no Government support now.

Making Tax Digital for VAT – coronavirus forces ‘digital links’ delay

31 March 2020

HMRC is to extend the soft-landing period granted under Making Tax Digital for VAT, giving businesses until April 2021 to ensure a clear digital audit trail is in place throughout their VAT return process.

Government measures to support people and businesses may have a tax sting in the tail

31 March 2020

The Government has announced a number of temporary measures to help people and businesses through the period of disruption caused by coronavirus. But how are these incentives treated for tax purposes and will any have a sting in their tail?

Will company directors be thrown a lifeline?

31 March 2020

Whilst the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced unprecedented financial support for employees and the self-employed, there remains a noticeable gap in the coronavirus support measures. Is it a deliberate omission or the product of problem solving in an overly complex tax system?

Heather Pendlebury

Private Client Tax Director

Heather is a private client tax director in our Preston office.

What help can individuals get?

30 March 2020

We discuss the different types of help available during the coronavirus crisis and who it applies to.

Stopping the benefit-in-kind for company cars during the coronavirus crisis

30 March 2020

Can you stop the benefit-in-kind for employees’ company cars during the current lockdown period? This may be helpful for households with a second car, which they could use for essential journeys instead.

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