Tax relief for home workers

During the pandemic many people, including the Bedrock team, have had to work from home which has had its benefits but also meant additional household costs such as increased utility bills for heating during the winter months.

Budget 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has presented his 2021 Budget with the snappy subtitle of ‘Protecting the jobs and livelihoods of the British people’ to the House of Commons today. Here we’re going to focus on the tax related announcements which primarily affect businesses.

Self Assessment and Covid

HMRC has announced that taxpayers who have to submit a Self Assessment won’t receive a late filing penalty if they didn’t make the end of January deadline so long as they file their late tax return online by 28‌‌ ‌February. 

HMRC investigates furlough fraud

HMRC is starting to investigate businesses that it suspects have been abusing the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) that provided financial support for employees placed on furlough.

HMRC enquiries into taxpayers

Recent reports suggest that HMRC conducted 337,000 enquiries into UK taxpayers last year, if you are one of them under the spotlight here are some things to consider.

VAT, e-books and online newspapers

There was a tax ‘give-away’ in last week’s Budget announcement with supplies of e-books, digital magazines, e-newspapers and academic e-journals to be zero-rated from 1 December 2020 in the same way as printed material.

HMRC Charter consultation

HMRC are seeking views on draft revisions to their Charter which sets out the standard of behaviour and values that HMRC aspires to when interacting with customers.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

HMRC has updated its fact sheet on the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service for customers who need extra support, this has prompted us to take another look at what the service offers.


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