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Mileage allowance – What can you pay tax-free?

Mileage allowance

Employees often need to undertake business trips and it is common practice to reimburse the employee’s fuel costs by means of a mileage allowance. The tax rules allow mileage payments to be made tax-free up to certain limits. However, the rules are different depending on whether the employee is driving their own car or a … Read more

Electric charging points – Is there a tax liability?

Electric charging points

As part of the Government’s push to encourage drivers to ‘go electric’, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, announced an extension to a £50 million Government fund to install electric charge points. The fund aims to help small business to gain access to the workplace charging scheme and provide grants to meet up to 75% of … Read more

Take dividends while you can

take dividends while you can

For personal and family companies, a tax efficient strategy for extracting profits is to take a small salary and to extract any further funds needed outside the company in the form of dividends. However, while there are no restrictions on taking a salary if the company is making a loss, the same is not true … Read more

Amend your PSA (PAYE Settlement Agreement) for Covid-19 related benefits

Amending your PSA

Amend your PSA for Covid-19 related benefits A PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) enables an employer to meet the tax on certain benefits and expenses on the employee’s behalf. This can be useful to preserve the goodwill nature of a benefit. Not all benefits are suitable for inclusion within a PSA. To qualify a benefit must … Read more

Restart Grants and Recovery Loans

restart grants and recovery loans

As lockdown restrictions are eased, businesses may need help to re-open and to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Depending on the nature of the business, they may be eligible for a Restart Grant or a Recovery Loan. Restart Grants The Restart Grant Scheme provides support to help business that were required to close … Read more

Tax allowances frozen until April 2026

tax allowances frozen

The financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented and borrowing levels in 2020/21 of 16.9% of GDP represent the highest level of peacetime borrowing. To meet some of this cost, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced in the 2021 Budget that various thresholds and tax allowances would remain at their 2021/22 levels until April 2026. … Read more

Grants for businesses affected by national restrictions

closed due to national restrictions

Many businesses have been forced to close as a result of the national and local restrictions introduced to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Where this is the case, the business may be eligible for a grant from their local authority. The following grant support is available to businesses in England during the second national lockdown. … Read more