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Read the October/November edition of our quarterly newsletter

22nd November 2019

The seemingly endless political seesawing of the last few months is not over yet as political parties embark on the general election campaign trail leading to the 12 December poll.

Away from the electioneering in this edition of our October/November newsletter we focus on things that are changing or could change. The planned roll out of the off-payroll employment tax rules to the private sector in April 2020 will mean that many contractors may see an unwelcome change their employment status.

For many, the idea of completely changing how they work to become self-employed has great attractions. But as we explore in our feature ‘So you want to be your own boss?’, that shift brings a whole new set of planning and organisational issues you need to consider.

The other big item in the news aside from the obvious is climate change. From next April a new company car tax regime will come into force due to the UK adoption of new car emission standards. This substantial overhaul will see a shift towards favouring electric and low emission cars for those using benefit in kind rates. Our other stories in this edition include:

  • Getting it right on VAT – Several tribunal cases show the complexities of the VAT rules and the dangers of getting them wrong.
  • Remember pension re-enrolment – small and micro employers will soon need to comply with workplace pensions re-enrolment

We hope you enjoy reading our PDF newsletter which can be downloaded below. If you would like to have more information about any of the articles in the newsletter and their possible impact on you, please let us know.

Thompson Jenner LLP October/November 2019 newsletter

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