On 24 September 2020 the Chancellor announced that the reduced rate of 5% VAT applying to hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions would be extended until 31 March 2021. The measure was originally introduced in the summer to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the hospitality and tourism sector. 

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Since 2017/18 it has been necessary for trustees to register settlements, both existing and new with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) through a new online ‘Trust Registration Service’.

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Thursday 19 November marks International Men’s Day, a celebration of the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. 

Thomas Westcott Head of HR Simon Irvin answers some questions about his career to date and reflects on some of the themes of International Men’s Day.

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International Men’s Day celebrates the positive value that men bring to the world, their families and communities. 

Matt Child is a Trainee Chartered Accountant in our Barnstaple office. He reflects on his career to date, what drives him and his commitment to the local community.

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International Men’s Day is celebration of the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. 

Chartered Accountant Szymon Krzyzanowski is based in our Bridgwater office. We asked him some questions about his career to date, what inspires him and his involvement in the local community.

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Taking place on 19 November 2021, International Men’s Day celebrates the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. 

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Thomas Westcott has joined forces with the University of Plymouth to launch a new funding programme for the business community. The Research and Development Solutions Fund will provide support to innovative businesses during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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You may have read my previous article, Annual investment allowance, warning about the end of the temporary increase in the annual investment allowance (AIA) cap of £1million. I mentioned how there had been calls for this to be extended, and we have now received the welcome news that the temporary increase has been extended for a further year, until 1st January 2022. 

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The government has made funding available to Local Authorities so that they can provide grant support to businesses affected by the current lockdown. The two grants in question are as follows:

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As one means of helping to repay the billions borrowed to support the economy through the Covid-19 pandemic it now seems quite likely that Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will turn his attention to CGT rates and allowances in his next Budget.

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