By Gemma Johnston, Associate Director, Tax, Grant Thornton Northern Ireland  With the Autumn Budget having been cancelled, now may be the time to consider making the most of available tax reliefs or relatively low rates of tax – before it’s too late. Change is happening at an unprecedented level, and it can be difficult to…

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Stephanie Smyth, Manager, Indirect Tax, Grant Thornton With the easing of certain lockdown restrictions, and in order to assist the UK in adapting to the ‘new normal’, the Government introduced temporary VAT measures to assist those sectors most negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and associated social distancing measures. From 15th July 2020 until 31st…

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By Clare Fitzgerald, Associate Director, Tax at Grant Thornton in Belfast The COVID-19 crisis continues to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Public health is the number one concern, and rightly so. Sometimes watching the news, it feels that there is very little of positive news on the horizon – whilst the Government is…

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The Government’s commitment to subsidise the salaries of workers at risk of redundancy by up to 80 per cent is a “huge measure that could save hundreds of thousands of jobs across Northern Ireland,” the Institute of Directors has said. The leading business organisation’s National Director in Northern Ireland Kirsty McManus said: “The Chancellor described…

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