Hospitality and Accommodation Reduced VAT

Hospitality and accommodation reduced VAT rate

Further support for hospitality and accommodation businesses in the form of reduced VAT. The government made an announcement on 8 July 2020 allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to: hospitality hotel and holiday accommodation admissions to certain attractions The temporary reduced rate will apply … Read more

Payment dates to HMRC

Job retention scheme extended

Payment dates to HMRC changed due to COVID-19 With the outbreak of COVID-19 gripping the nation HMRC have announced some changes to the payment dates for VAT and Self-assessment. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that although there has been a change to the payment deadlines the returns still have to be … Read more

Coronavirus Support

Job retention scheme extended

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by the Coronavirus. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme deferring VAT and Income Tax payments a Statutory Sick Pay relief … Read more


Coronavirus job retention scheme

The aim of the Coronavirus job retention scheme is to avoid people losing their jobs altogether, the government will reimburse 80% of the wage costs of “furloughed workers”, ie workers who are sent home and do not do any further work for the organisation. All UK employers, including charitable or non-profits, are eligible. Employers need … Read more

Domestic reverse charge

VAT domestic reverse charge 1st October 2020

The domestic reverse charge is a major change to the way VAT is collected in the building and construction industry. Coming into effect on 1 October, 2020 it will mean the customer receiving the service should pay the VAT due to HMRC not the supplier. It will only apply to individuals or businesses registered for … Read more

VAT registered businesses

Local accountant buckingham get ready for brexit

HMRC have issued an update to help VAT registered businesses that trade with Europe prepare for when the UK leaves on the 31st January 2020. 31st January 2020 After the 31st January the UK will no longer be part of the European Union. There will be an implementation period that will last until 31st December … Read more

Highest UK taxes since 1950’s

UK Taxes highest

It is reported that we are seeing Highest UK Taxes since 1950’s with a staggering 7% increase. In the 1950s taxes accounted for just under a third of GDP at 27.5% which was £5.8bn, since then tax revenue rose to £627.9bn in 2018-19. This is forecast to rise in 2019-20 to £757bn, equivalent to a … Read more

Accountancy Services

Local Chartered Accountants Accountancy services

At AJR & Co Ltd we offer a variety of accountancy services: As members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, we prepare Statutory Accounts for your business with legal and relevant guidelines complying with the deadlines imposed by HM Revenue & Customs and The Registrar of Companies, where relevant. We work … Read more

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