24 November: Highlights from the broader tax news this week includes: HMRC begins checks on 'Eat Out' scheme payments, no clarity on Budget date and government guidance for staff dealing with social security applications post-Brexi.
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24 November 2020: Major fiscal events can be confusing for those not familiar with the public finances – this brief explainer may help.
23 November 2020: ICAEW’s public sector director Alison Ring has called for the focus of Wednesday’s Spending Review to be on how the government can put in place building blocks for economic recovery.
20 November 2020: The #icaewchartoftheweek takes a look at the Irish Government’s fiscal plans for 2021 and how it plans to tackle the twin headwinds of COVID and Brexit.
19 November 2020: 8,600 pandemic-related contracts worth £18bn were entered into in the period up to 31 July 2020, but a lack of transparency in how they were awarded has given rise to serious concerns about how public money has been spent.
17 November: Highlights from the broader tax news this week includes: confirmation from the Scottish Government and Welsh Assembly of their planned Budgets, HMRC clarifying VAT liability of school holiday clubs and acceptance of digital signatures for CGT hold-over relief.
17 November 2020: Croydon Council has gone into section 114 ‘bankruptcy’ following years of overspending, losses on commercial investments and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. What went wrong?
16 November 2020: Alison Ring, ICAEW’s director for public sector, has written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury ahead of the Spending Review to stress the importance of investment in infrastructure, data and financial management.
13 November 2020: The claimant count soared at the start of the pandemic but levelled off since then. Will a wave of redundancies see it climb again over the winter?
13 November 2020: Will the government be able to achieve its goal of this being the first generation to leave England’s natural environment in a better state than it inherited? The NAO has taken a look at progress and examines the risks.