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CK systems are pleased to have signed up The prestigious Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton as a new customer. CK Systems will provide support for the theatre's Pegasus Opera business software. Wolverhampton Grand is a long established theatre in the heart of the Midlands; admired by performers and audiences alike for its intimate three-tiered Victorian auditorium. This year the theatre welcomes high profile productions including The Bodyguard Shrek The Musical and Peter Pan.
Should a client face an enquiry from HMRC into their tax return and accounts, a common area that is reviewed is any deduction that may have been claimed in the accounts for repairs and renewals. This arises because whilst a repair to an asset is an allowable item of expenditure for tax purposes, if the asset is altered, improved or replaced the expenditure is capital expenditure and is not allowable. Capital allowances may or may not be allowable on this capital expenditure.
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In Budget 2014 the Government announced that it would consult on options to improve the operation of the CIS and on the introduction of mandatory online CIS filing for contractors. The consultation has now taken place and the legislative process will commence in April 2015.
Nicholas Wright has been promoted to a role in our private client department where, following his qualification last year as a Chartered Accountant, he has commenced working towards his Chartered Institute of Tax exams.
2014/15 introduced the Employer Allowance, an up to £2,000 saving on Employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (ERNIC) for many businesses and for charities. As the tax year draws to a close it is worth checking whether your business was entitled to claim and ensuring the claim has been made.
This year's nominated charity is Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton
Owner managers have increasingly chosen to operate their businesses through the company medium in recent years as some regulation has reduced for the smaller company and because it is more conducive to minimising personal tax and National Insurance liabilities. Various reliefs exist for those who start as an unincorporated business who wish to transfer into a company arrangement so that tax costs can be minimised. However, it is considered that some of these reliefs are too generous with some obtaining a potentially unfair tax advantage so two key changes took place with effect from 3 December 2014.
One of the welcome announcements in the Autumn Statement included the immediate reform of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on the purchase of residential property.
Capital allowances are generally not available for common items of plant and equipment such as white goods used in a residential lettings business.
Pensioners will, from later this year, be able to purchase up to a maximum of £25 per week extra State Pension. This has been introduced by the Government so that those pensioners who have done less favourably under the existing State Pension rules get an opportunity to top up their State Pension, before the new flat rate State Pension system is introduced.
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HMRC has started to recover overpayments of Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants.
Up to eight more nuclear reactors could be delivered to existing sites as part of the UK's new energy strategy.
The Treasury has announced that it plans to recognise stablecoins as a valid form of payment as part of a wider government initiative to 'make Britain a global hub for cryptoasset technology and investment'.