Uber v Aslam: The end of the beginning?

On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court released its decision in Uber BV and others v Aslam and others [2021] UKSC 5, ruling that the appellants (who were Uber drivers) were ‘workers’ under the... Read more

Budget in a Minute (or so)

Headline Measures There were a number of developments, extensions and tweaks to pandemic measures, including temporary extensions to loss reliefs for Income Tax and Corporation Tax. Read more

Business Vehicles – First Year Allowance Changes effective April 2021

The UK Government has committed to a climate change policy aiming to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Following a recent announcement that the Government will consult on... Read more

Budget 2021: The Enterprise Investment Scheme and other venture capital schemes

Following Brexit, the Chancellor has a great opportunity to think about how to enhance the venture capital schemes – the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed EIS (SEIS) and Venture Capital Trusts... Read more

Withdrawal of gross payment status was ‘disproportionate’

In an interesting First-tier Tribunal case, a judge has found that HMRC’s action in withdrawing gross payment status from a construction company eight years after its offence, when it had been... Read more

Get ready to opt-in to the new VAT payment scheme before it’s too late!

If you were affected by the Coronavirus outbreak early last year and decided to defer your VAT payment for the period 20th March to 30th June 2020 as offered by the Government at the time, you may... Read more

No self-assessment filing penalties until 28 February!

HMRC announced on (Monday) afternoon that it had decided that 2019/20 tax returns filed online up to 28 February 2021 would no longer be subject to the £100 late filing penalty that normally applies... Read more

HMRC’s 10-year strategy: A trusted, modern tax administration

As the new year begins, it seems a good time to look ahead to how the tax system might develop in the future. In this article, I will consider HMRC’s 10-year strategy published in July 2020 under the... Read more

Brexit update: new rules and government guidance

The UK and the EU have agreed future trading terms of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement which provisionally came into effect on 31 December 2020, whilst awaiting the EU to take steps to... Read more

Updated Government coronavirus support for you and your business from Leavitt Walmsley Associates

During the festive break there were a number of updates made to the different Government support packages, and following Boris Johnson's national lockdown announcement on Monday, we have had further... Read more

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