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Government announces changes to UK VAT law to introduce a temporary zero rate for the supply of PPE

07/07/2020

The government has published a brief announcing changes to UK VAT law to introduce a temporary zero rate for the supply of PPE recommended for use for protection from infection with COVID-19.

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Latest statistical release of Collections Rates and Receipts for Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates in England published

07/02/2020

The latest statistical release of 2019/20 collection rates and receipts for Council Tax and non-domestic rates in England has been published.

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HFMA VAT Committee minutes 14 May 2020

06/22/2020

The minutes of the meeting held on 14 May 2020 are now available.

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Domestic reverse charge for construction services delayed until March 2021

06/16/2020

The introduction of the domestic reverse charge for construction services will be delayed from 1 October 2020 until 1 March 2021.

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MHCLG publishes reports on Council Tax levels and allocation of subsidy grants for 2020/21

06/04/2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has released reports detailing the level of Council Tax set by local authorities and final allocations for the Localised Council Tax support administration subsidy grant for financial year 2020/21.

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House of Commons releases Council Tax FAQs and Empty Property briefing papers

05/20/2020

The House of Commons has recently published two briefing papers; one regarding empty property council tax legislation and the other an updated list of council tax frequently asked questions.

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Temporary COVID-19 changes to rules on notification of an option to tax land and buildings

05/15/2020

To help businesses continue to meet their obligations during the current crisis HMRC is temporarily changing the rules on how options to tax are notified.

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MHCLG requests QRC4 data for billing authorities

04/24/2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has requested the completion of QRC4 data for council tax and non-domestic business rates from all billing authorities.

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HMRC issues guidance for local authorities and NHS trusts supervising unpaid volunteers during coronavirus

04/17/2020

HMRC has issued information for NHS trusts and local authorities who are supervising volunteers who've signed up to support people affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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MHCLG releases Q&As following announcement of £500m hardship fund

04/17/2020

The Local Taxation Division of the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has written to all local authorities in England setting out the departments views on common queries from authorities and organisations following its announcement of the £500m hardship fund at the Budget on 11 March.

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