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Pension options at the age of 55

Despite remaining complex, pensions offer you far more flexibility from the age of 55 (rising to 57 from 6 April 2028) than was once possible. If you are approaching 55, you might be feeling a twinge of trepidation or excitement that you could soon become “a...

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Chancellor announces tax and spending plans in Autumn Budget

As the country emerges from the COVID crisis, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his Budget today real terms increases in spending for all departments and some tax changes. The Chancellor attempted to paint a positive picture for the future, with increased spending...

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Chancellor announces tax and spending plans in Budget

As the country continues to deal with the COVID crisis, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in his Budget today a broad range of measures to support businesses and households alongside details of how the ongoing support shall be financed.

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Government announces SME Brexit Support Fund

The Government has announced a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to support SME businesses adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the EU. The SME Brexit Support Fund is open to SMEs who only trade with the EU and are therefore new to...

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Brexit Trade and Co-Operation Agreement

The end of the Transition Period with the EU arrived at 11pm on 31st December 2020. A Trade and Co-Operation Agreement has been reached between the UK and the EU, which came into effect on 1st January 2021. We have considered some of the post-Brexit changes and...

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Supplying services to businesses in the EU

In this Brexit article, we look at the rules which will apply to the VAT treatment of services being supplied to businesses in the EU (B2B supplies). The good news is that the rules for services will largely stay the same after 1st January 2021 (unless some changes...

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Supplying services to consumers in the EU

In the lastest of our Brexit series, we look at the position regarding the supply of services to EU consumers. Telecoms, broadcasting & electronic services (TBE) Since 2015 there has been a system called ‘VAT MOSS’ which has enabled UK businesses to declare and...

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