More red tape for importers as new EU checks kick in

Most UK importers were unprepared for the recent introduction of import controls on EU goods, according to a report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).  Full customs declarations and controls took effect from 1 January 2022, although safety and security declarations are not required until 1 July 2022. Before 1 January 2022, full customs […]

One in four buy-to-let landlords ‘plan to sell up in 2022’

Almost a quarter of landlords plan to sell up over the next 12 months as buy-to-let becomes increasingly difficult to navigate, a report has claimed. Research from the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) found that 23% of property investors intend to dispose of an additional residential property this year.  Buy-to-let landlords said tougher tax rules, […]

HMRC issues last reminder for 2020/21 personal tax returns


HMRC is reminding taxpayers that the deadline to submit 2020/21 personal tax returns through self-assessment is on or before midnight on 31 January 2022. Some 407,510 startups were created during the 2020/21 tax year, despite the challenges presented by the pandemic.  Those who are unincorporated require a unique taxpayer (UTR) code to file their first […]