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Latest ICAEW Insights and accountancy news for April 2021

All the latest news about ICAEW and the accountancy profession.

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TAFR gets real with consultation on basis period reform


The government has moved swiftly to consult on draft legislation to reform basis period rules before MTD ITSA becomes mandatory. ICAEW is concerned that changes will be rushed through and disappointed that the normal consultation process is not being followed.

Tax news in brief


Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 21 July, which includes: HMRC clarification on working from home deduction, confirmation that CJRS and SEISS grant claimants cannot participate in MTD ITSA pilot and new VAT1 form for manual registrations, as well as HMRC's priorities for 2021/22 and its plans for dealing with tax debt.

Why social inequality is an accountancy issue


There are risks to businesses of all sizes and sectors when opportunities across society and the economy are unequal – and chartered accountants have a key role to play in managing and mitigating those risks

HMRC answers questions on CGT on UK residential property


Following pressure from ICAEW and other professional bodies on the quality of guidance on reporting and paying capital gains tax on UK residential property, HMRC has developed a new question and answer helpsheet offering further clarity and pledged to update existing guidance.

Despite 7% rise, Q2 export sales remain low


A slight uptick in export sales has been overshadowed by a ‘historically high’ fall in sales to EU customers, with B2C exporters losing out more than their B2B counterparts.

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