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Latest ICAEW Insights and accountancy news for June 2021

All the latest news about ICAEW and the accountancy profession.

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COVID data loss flags fatal flaws in spreadsheet knowledge sharing


The ongoing publicity around the Excel issue that led to the loss of contact tracing data underscores the need for organisations such as Public Health England to share information on spreadsheet errors for the good of all, writes Excel lecturer and chartered accountant Simon Hurst.

Government sets out new state aid regime plans


UK plans for a “simpler and more nimble” post-Brexit system of state subsidies have been outlined as the government looks to boost selected industries, level up economic growth across the UK and drive a green industrial revolution.

Tax news in brief


Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 30 June, which includes: pensions schemes and leases to connected tenants, an extended time limit for notifying an option to tax, a reminder to tell HMRC about an EU VAT import one stop shop registration, HM Treasury's launching of the business rates revaluation consultation and HMRC's latest briefing on collecting tax debts.

Offsetting overpaid CGT against income tax


HMRC has acknowledged its error in not allowing overpaid CGT on UK residential property to be offset against income tax. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty explains the solution that has been put in place for 2020/21 self assessment returns.

Making Tax Digital: the current state of play


As work continues behind the scenes on the complex rollout of Making Tax Digital, ICAEW’s Tax Faculty has the latest details on where things stand with MTD for VAT and income tax.

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