Government delays VAT Reverse Charge

The Government has announced that the controversial VAT Reverse Charge rules for the construction sector will be delayed until 1 March 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The VAT Reverse Charge rules, which effectively transfer the responsibility of paying VAT from a supplier to the business using their services, was originally due to come into…

VAT deferral refund available

Taxpayers that wished to defer VAT payments, but did not cancel their Direct Debits in time,can claim a refund, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The tax authority has confirmed that taxpayers that intended to defer VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 that were unable to cancel their Direct…

Trade Credit Insurance backed by £10 billion guarantee

The Government will provide up to £10 billion of guarantees to Trade Credit Insurance schemes for business-to-business transactions. The spending commitment, known as the Trade Credit Reinsurance scheme, has been agreed following extensive discussions with the insurance sector. The new scheme will be available temporarily for nine months and backdated to 1 April 2020 for…