Tax Reliefs Available for Employees Working From Home

Tax Reliefs Available for Employees Working From Home

Richard Coombs, Tax partner at Bates Weston, considers the tax reliefs available for those working from home. “Whilst for some, working from home has been a regular part of working life for many years, for many the new enforced lockdown has meant that it is a...
Clearing your financial “To Do” list during lockdown

Clearing your financial “To Do” list during lockdown

Richard Coombs, Tax Partner at Bates Weston, suggests we use the time at home to clear our financial “to do” lists.  If you believe all of the people currently posting on social media about their plans for this period of lockdown, it seems that the...
HMRC helpline if Covid-19 impacts paying your tax bill

HMRC helpline if Covid-19 impacts paying your tax bill

An HMRC Covid-19 helpline has been set up to support businesses and self employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to Covid-19. The helpline gives practical help and advice, with up to 2000 experienced call handlers. HMRC will discuss your...
Budget 2020 Pension Changes

Budget 2020 Pension Changes

Richard Coombs, Tax Partner at Bates Weston reviews the pension changes announced during the March 2020 Budget. “For those that watched the Chancellor’s speech live earlier this week, they may be forgiven for thinking that there were pension changes aimed...
A summary of the Budget 2020 from Bates Weston

A summary of the Budget 2020 from Bates Weston

We summarise the main points from the Budget 2020 and our tax team highlight the key points for business owners. Understandably Rishi Sunak began his Budget speech with the actions the Government is taking to keep the country healthy and financially secure during the...
Changes to off-payroll working rules – IR35- will go ahead

Changes to off-payroll working rules – IR35- will go ahead

Changes to the off-payroll working rules known as IR35  will go ahead from 6 April 2020 according to a Treasury report published on 27 February. The Treasury had conducted a review of the changes following significant protests from those affected. The changes aim to...