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Budget 2020: latest news and analysis from ICAEW

Latest reporting on Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first budget.

Tax news in brief 6 September 2023


Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 6 September 2023, including: Autumn Statement date; and CFE tax conference.

Investment zones and freeports – similarities and differences


Investment zones were refocused at the Spring Budget 2023. They are intended to grow the economy by focusing on places with significant unmet productivity potential and building on their existing strengths. How do they compare to freeports?

Payroll and IR35 webinars in May and June


Although the underlying rules may not have undergone significant change, payroll reporting processes are evolving and IR35 case law is developing. Find out more in these webinars from ICAEW in May and June.

Nominations of tax repayments remain valid


Assignments of income tax repayments are void from Budget Day. However, HMRC will continue to accept nominations of repayments to third parties, including agents.

Call for evidence: VAT energy saving materials relief


The UK government is seeking views on whether the VAT zero rate for the installation of energy saving materials should be extended to additional technologies and to installations in charitable premises.

Key measures in Spring Finance Bill 2023


The Finance (No. 2) Bill 2022/23 includes Spring Budget announcements such as the full expensing first-year capital allowance, abolition of the pension lifetime allowance charge and investment zones.

Spring Budget 2023: Tax administration and simplification


ICAEW’s Tax Faculty outlines proposals announced at Spring Budget 2023 that aim to improve and simplify tax administration. Disappointingly, there is no additional funding to improve HMRC’s service performance.

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