Insight / £800 gold sovereign marks Brexit

It’s Brexit day and the Royal Mint has released its commemorative silver and gold minted coins including a strike on the day sovereign

Insight / Commemorative Brexit 50p coin revealed

The Chancellor has revealed the Brexit coin, a 50p inscribed ‘Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations’ and the date the UK leaves the EU

Insight / £46m Brexit ad campaign ‘ineffective’

A £46m government advertising campaign ahead of the October 2019 date for the UK’s departure from the EU did not result in the public being significantly better prepared for Brexit

Insight / Brexit Withdrawal Act given Royal Assent

Brexit is moving a step closer with the Withdrawal Agreement Act now in statute following Royal Assent and completion of the implementation period by 31 December 2020 

Tax / Framework for UK/EU double taxation dispute resolution

HMRC has outlined proposals for new regulations designed to provide a more efficient framework for the resolution of double taxation disputes arising between the UK and other member states post-Brexit

Insight / FS firms pause post-Brexit relocation plans

With 10 days to go until the UK officially leaves the EU, financial services firms have gone quiet on relocation announcements, and are focusing instead on the nature of post Brexit relationships, according to research from EY

Tax / VAT in 2020 – post-Brexit implications

With Brexit on the verge of being finalised, at least at stage one, Alison Horner, indirect tax partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, looks at the impact on VAT and cross-border transactions post 31 January

Insight / BEIS guidance on the impact of Brexit on company law

If and when the UK leaves the EU, there will be a number of significant changes to accounting rules and company law. Sophie Brookes, partner at Gateley plc, examines the latest BEIS guidance for accountants

Tax / Budget push-back delays Finance Bill

The announcement of a general election on 12 December 2019 means the Finance Bill 2019-20 will not be passed in the current parliamentary session

Tax / OBR to release financial forecasts despite Budget cancellation

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is to press ahead with publishing revised public finance forecasts as planned, rather than risk failing to meet its statutory duties, despite the Chancellor’s decision to cancel the Budget

Insight / Brexit extended even further to 2020

The EU has agreed to the UK request for a Brexit extension to 31 January

Tax / 6 November Budget day cancelled

The Budget has been cancelled due to the ongoing Brexit discussions and delays, and the PM’s wish to hold a general election by 14 December

Tax / HMRC has no figures on cost of post-Brexit customs procedures

In a session before the Treasury Committee, HMRC chief told MPs that it had not calculated the administrative cost of the government’s Brexit deal on exporting businesses and that several thousand high value exporters were not even ready for a no-deal Brexit

Insight / Queen’s Speech: pensions, employment and airline insolvency changes

Changes to the financial services regime to prepare for Brexit, new airline insolvency rules, and a ‘pensions dashboard’ for savers were among the measures in the Queen’s Speech outlining the government’s programme for the year ahead

Tax / HMRC enrols traders for ‘no deal’ simplified imports

HMRC has ramped up its planning to minimise potential post-Brexit disruption to trade, by automatically registering 95,000 businesses for its simplified import procedures which will be put in place should the UK leave the EU without an agreement at the end of the month