Using the Annual Investment Allowance

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is a generous tax relief that was first introduced in 2008. The AIA allows for the total amount of qualifying expenditure on plant and machinery to be deducted from profits before tax.

The AIA can be claimed by

New grant opportunities for farmers

New grant opportunities to help farmers have been announced. The new grants will help farmers boost their businesses and add extra value to their produce. The Adding Value grant opened for applications on 9 June 2022 and will close at midnight on 21

Business Start Up Loans

Financing a new Start Up business is one of the most crucial aspects of helping a new venture to succeed. Obtaining finance for a new business can be an arduous process. For example, borrowing money from a mainstream bank may not be an option or only

Director banned for Bounce Back Loan abuse

The Bounce Back Loans scheme was launched in May 2020 to provide financial support to businesses across the UK that were losing revenue and cashflow as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme allowed qualifying small businesses to borrow

Last year to claim super-deduction

A reminder that the super-deduction, offering 130% first-year tax relief, is available to companies until March 2023. The super-deduction is designed to help companies finance expansion in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and to drive

Agent authorisation re SEISS grants

Self-employed individuals (including partnerships) who have overclaimed the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) must pay back the overpayment to HMRC. The rules for repayment state that you must tell HMRC if you were not eligible to have

Exchange of joint interests

HMRC’s internal manuals consider the reliefs available where there is an exchange of joint interests in land.

The manuals state that:

The exchange of interests in land which are jointly owned by two or more persons constitutes a disposal by each

Business tax cuts from April 2022

A number of business tax cuts came into effect from April 2022. This includes an increase in the Employment Allowance from £4,000 to £5,000.

The allowance enables eligible employers to reduce their National Insurance liability. An employer can claim

Resolving commercial rent debts

A new law that seeks to resolve certain remaining commercial rent debts accrued during the pandemic received Royal Assent on 24 March 2022. The new law introduces a legally binding arbitration process to resolve certain outstanding commercial rent

Extended loss relief carry-back

A reminder that the temporary extension to the eligible carry back period for trading losses applies for company accounting periods ending between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2022 and for tax years 2020-21 and 2021-22 for unincorporated businesses.