Author Archives: William Robinson

LESS THAN 7 MONTHS TO Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) becomes compulsory

If your business is not already filing MTD VAT Returns and is VAT registered, regardless of whether your turnover is over or under £85,000, it will be become mandatory to file these directly with compatible software for the first VAT return period starting on or after 1 April 2022. If you have a VAT return…

How can I manage costs and drive the profitability of my farming business? 

Your farming business is incredibly important to you – not just because of your connection to the land and your passion for your community, but because it’s how you support yourself and your family. There are so many elements of business you’re considering, and a very important one is your finances. By being aware of…

New Corona-virus grants via local Councils, in particular Allerdale Borough Council

As you may have heard, local councils have recently been receiving funds for the Restart Grant (RG) and Spring Back Payments (SBP). Applications may also still be possible up to 31 May 2021 to claim on the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (LRSGC). If you are eligible for the LRSGC grant and haven’t yet received…

Carlisle Council Local Recovery Grant from May 2021

If you run a business that falls in the Carlisle City Council area, you may now be eligible to claim under the latest Additional Restrictions Grant, called the Local Recovery Grant. Over £900,000 has been allocated to Carlisle Council for this purpose, however, if you feel you are eligible to claim, unlike some previous grants,…

VAT Common Pitfalls – International Sales of Services from a UK Business – the basics

Understanding VAT treatment never seems to get easier, and that’s why Saint & Co are here to help. We can translate the HMRC guidance into specific advice to your own circumstances – often the HMRC guidance is exactly that, just a guide where you are then left to make your own decision on whether to…

VAT Common Pitfalls – International Sales of Goods from a UK business – the basics

VAT has always been a complicated tax, and from 1 January 2021, for your business, you may think it has got even more complicated. So when should you add VAT to your product sales? If you are selling goods internationally, if the goods are physically crossing an international border on a permanent basis, then the…