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The Charities Bill

The Charities Bill should reduce day to day bureaucracy for the Charities sector, whilst maintaining oversight.

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Capital Gains Tax speculation

Conspicuous by its absence in the Budget, speculation continues on the possible changes ahead for Capital Gains Tax. What has the Office of Tax Simplification recommended so far?

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Tax advice from our expanding tax advisory team

Bates Weston Tax welcome Liz Pepper to our growing tax advisory team. Major decisions, especially for owner managers, have far reaching impacts. Our job is to help them take the big decisions with confidence. Recognised by Tolleys’ for our work with OMBs, we offer rounded practical tax advice.

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Professionally qualified tax advisers

The importance of using professionally qualified tax advisers is recognised by the government and it may become a legal requirement for all advisers giving tax advice on a commercial basis to be a member of a professional body. Rest assured Bates Weston’s tax team are members of the CIOT and ICAEW.

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Company Car v Van – the tax difference

Company cars and vans, when used privately by employees are treated differently for tax purposes, with vans generally treated more favourably than cars. We look at the grey area of multipurpose vehicles.

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Green Recovery Challenge Fund

The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund announced yesterday will help charities and environmental organisations start work on projects across England to restore nature and tackle climate change.

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Amendments to the Finance Bill 2020

Amendments to the Finance Bill include treating coronavirus payments as taxable income, not disadvantaging those who came out of retirement or usually work abroad to help in the pandemic, treating Covid-19 as an exceptional circumstance for higher rate SDLT reclaims and encouraging Future Fund investors.

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