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Health & Social Care Reform or Sticking Plaster?

This week we heard about a new 1.25% tax to fund health and social care, but as only £5.4bn of the £36bn raised over the next 3 years will be spent on social care, this seems to be another tax 'pot' such as national insurance and income tax from which to fund the NHS.

Unfortunately, tax simplicity and clarity is something we never see from governments making it harder for everyone, including HMRC, to understand the tax system. So how might you respond?

 

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2021 Tax Year End Planning - Top Tips


Easter Monday is not only the end of a long bank holiday, it’s also the end of the tax year. Make sure you plan accordingly, so you can improve your nest egg before Easter 🐤 Please see our top tips below:

1. Income Tax Thresholds - £50k and £100k

These are crucially important to understand, to ensure you don’t pay more tax than you need to. Even if you benefit from a 0% tax rate on certain allowances, say the £2k dividend allowance, the £2k still counts towards these £50k and £100k thresholds.

 

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Budget 2021 - Help To ReGroup & Grow

Today we've had a whistle-stop tour of initiatives which the government hopes will encourage growth. From saving existing skills with furlough and SEISS scheme extensions, a new super tax deduction on equipment, through to funding high quality training schemes (if you have at least 5 employees). 

Here are the main headlines of interest to small and growing businesses...

 

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Coronavirus Dates To Remember – Just like yesterday’s Valentine date, make sure you don’t miss them!

As we approach Budget day on 3 March, it’ll be nearly a year since the Chancellor’s first Budget which included his initial Coronavirus measures. These escalated pretty quickly into quite a package of measures, which no-one could have predicted. 

Here’s our round-up to check through what might still be available for you. In particular, you may find it helpful to focus on Bounce Back Loans and Local Authority Grants.

 

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