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February 2022

Final claims for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022. You have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims you have already submitted. 

Making Tax Digital for VAT registered businesses compulsory from April 2022

As of 1st April 2022, all VAT – registered businesses will be required to comply with the MTD regime for their VAT accounting.

Applications for COVID grants for hospitality and leisure businesses are closing soon

Businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors that have been affected by the Omicron variant should not delay with making their application.  

Can employees be dismissed for refusing a COVID-19 vaccination?

Has the employment tribunal decision of Allette v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home given the green light for employers to dismiss employees who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19?  

Moore Kingston Smith named Corporate Advisory firm of the year

London-based Moore UK member firm, Moore Kingston Smith has been named Corporate Finance Advisory Firm of the Year in England – 2022 at this year’s Corporate INTL Global Awards.

Tax changes on second homes and holiday lets

From April 2023, second homeowners will be required to provide proof that their property is an operating holiday let to qualify for small business rates relief.  

Beware of being an over-trader

Business owners will need to consider their options and creating a cash-flow forecast will reveal the peaks and troughs in your bank balances and give you time to consider your choices.

There is still time to consider tax planning options for the 2021-22 tax year

With rare exceptions, once the end of the tax year has passed, tax planning options to reduce tax liabilities are no longer possible.