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10th August 2020 Covid-19 – VAT complexity of Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

  From 3 to 31 August 2020 businesses that offer a discount under the The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme are able to claim the discounted amount back from the Government.   Whilst on the face of it you might expect VAT only to be payable on the discounted amount, in-fact VAT is payable…

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8th November 2016 Update: Nov-16

Whitings’ Newsletter: Nov-16 The general practice team at Whitings have produced their latest newsletter, to keep clients updated on relevant recent changes to tax and related legislation: November 2016

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2nd November 2016 Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

The Government today announced plans to review SSP, to encourage supportive discussions and phased returns to work. The proposed plans included in this green paper include:

  • Encouraging employers to work with their employees with long-term health conditions, to stop them from falling out of work,
  • A review of Statutory Sick Pay and doctors fit notes, to support workers getting back to work faster, and for longer,
  • Work Capability Assessment reform, via the launch of a consultation,
  • A debate about recognising the value of work as a health outcome.

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20th October 2016 More Pensions Red Tape

Pensions Automatic Enrolment: + 3 years = re-enrolment. Although some clients are still only just staging for pensions auto-enrolment, with many still to stage, auto-enrolment has been in place for larger employers since October 2012. This means that most employers are due, or have already had to go, through re-enrolment. Re-enrolment is something that all…

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20th October 2016 Business Success

Ely Business Awards 2016: Whitings judge and present top award. Congratulations go to Soopa Doopa Branding Limited, well deserved overall winners of the 2016 Ely Business of the year awards. Full list of finalists and winners Photos from the awards ceremony in Ely Cathedral The firm judges, sponsors and presents the top (winner of winners)…

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21st September 2016 Low Pay Commission

National Minimum Wage: Increases from 1-Oct-16. The Low Pay Commission today welcomed the Government’s acceptance of its recommendations for the rates of the minimum wage affecting workers under 25 and apprentices, to apply from 1 October 2016 – including: its first recommendation for the effective new minimum wage for 21-24 year olds, where the Government agreed…

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24th January 2015 Delay Payment of VAT to HMRC

Requests for Payment If you supply goods, the taxpoint for accounting for VAT on these sales is the sooner of: The raising of a tax invoice, or Receipt of payment. To delay this taxpoint, it will usually, therefore, be beneficial, prior to dispatching goods, to raise a “Request for Payment”,  “Application” or “Proforma Invoice” instead…

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