December 2021

Welcome to the December 2021 issue of our newsletter.

December 2021


As with previous years we are donating money rather than sending Christmas cards.

This year we are supporting The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and a client’s charity challenge raising money for numerous charities including breast cancer awareness.


We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a lovely festive season and a happy and healthy 2022.

Prime Minister Confirms Move to Plan B in England and the Year Ahead

On 8 December Boris Johnson confirmed the move in England to Plan B following the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the UK.

Clearly the added challenges for business and people personally remain. Hopefully this move will help to slow the spread of the variant and reduce the chances of the NHS coming under unsustainable pressure, while buying time to deliver more boosters.

A full list of guidance on these changes is available here.

Planning ahead is one of the most important exercises a business owner can do. It can also help with family finances, making your money work harder for you and reducing the amount the taxman can take. The information below will help you plan for 2022. Please contact us if you want to talk about how these updates affect you or your business. We are here to support you through 2022 and beyond.

Business/Tax News and Tips

Consultation on Proposed Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax and Multiple Dwellings Relief
Help to Grow: Digital Scheme
Reimbursing Fuel for Company Cars from 1 December 2021
Guidance for Employers on RTI Reporting Obligations for Payments Made Early at Christmas
HMRC Issue Detailed Guidance on the Super-Deduction for New Equipment
Made Smarter Innovation: Sustainable Smart Factory
Working Minds Campaign Launches
Plan it with Purpose: Achieve Your Sustainability Goals
Applying for Advance Assurance before Raising Venture Capital
Intellectual Property and Your Work
Food Standards Authority (FSA) Launches New Food Fraud Resilience Tool
Construction Firms Asked to Take a Safety Reboot in 2022

Brexit Related Updates

New Export Support Service Launched
Less Than a Month Until Full Customs Controls are Introduced
Freeports - Government Publish Maps of Designated Areas

COVID-19 Related Updates

Check Which Expenses Are Taxable if Your Employee Works from Home Due to Coronavirus
New Laws and Code to Resolve Remaining COVID-19 Commercial Rent Debts
Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
Return to your claim for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme