Autumn Statement 2023 – Growth, growth, growth…

As ever, in the last couple of weeks there has been a huge amount of speculation about what may or may not be announced at the Autumn Statement 2023 – abolition of inheritance tax; increase in the inheritance nil rate band; a stamp duty land tax holiday; a cut in the rate of income tax… […]

Autumn Statement 2023 – Stability for companies to incentivise investment

In addition to the proposed changes to R&D and speculation around the Government’s plans for shareholders of private companies, there wasn’t much else to note in this space other than the extension of the full expensing provisions. Full expensing forever more Introduced at the Budget 2023 as a temporary relief from 1 April 2023 to […]

Budget 2023 – everywhere, but not quite everything

In what was the first (and hopefully last) budget of 2023, there was a focus on growth being supported by the Chancellor’s four pillars – enterprise, employment, education and everywhere… not quite everything everywhere all at once, but there were some promises to review and reform the self-assessment for small businesses and sole traders which […]

Budget 2023 – spend and save for businesses

With the upcoming increase in the rate of corporation tax, the Chancellor was under pressure to do something to take the edge off it. An incentive to invest The main move was to incentivise business investment with the announcement of a full expensing policy for qualifying plant and machinery – this was both in an […]

Autumn Budget 2022 – the mini-budget that packed a punch!

Today was always going to be an interesting day – a new Government setting the tone of how they intend to govern, the ongoing cost of living crisis, the recent unlimited commitment to support taxpayers with their energy bills and talk of the UK heading towards (if not already in) recession. It was clear that […]

Budget 2021 – what’s the meaning of a super-deduction?

During his speech, the Chancellor had everyone scratching their heads over his announcement of a super-deduction for investment – how super would it be, what is meant by investments and who would qualify? Now the wait is over, with the release of some further details – although we have to wait for the Finance Bill […]