Business and Other Briefings

BIS: A new national programme which will focus on helping small & medium manufacturing businesses to grow has officially launched.  The new Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is now available to all manufacturing businesses across England.

It will be delivered by the MAC, which is comprised of Grant Thornton, Pera, WM Manufacturing Consortium Ltd and SWMAS Ltd.  It has been estimated that the new MAS will help to generate £1.5bn in economic growth, 23,000 jobs and safeguard 50,000 jobs.
Press release & links
 
HMRCRevenue & Customs Brief 47/11
This Brief confirms the VAT liability of the construction and first sale of dwellings that are linked to a separate provision of care.
 
HMRCRevenue & Customs Brief 46/11
Following HMRCs review which considered whether there was scope for an extension of red diesel entitlement to vehicles used for certain community/charity activities, the grass cutting guidance has been updated.
 
HMRCRevenue & Customs Brief 45/11
This Brief provides guidance on the use of red diesel by vehicles used for snow clearance/gritting following HM Revenue & Customs review which considered whether there was scope for an extension of red diesel entitlement to vehicles
 
HMRCRevenue & Customs Brief 44/11
This Brief announces the Intrastat thresholds and changes to procedures that will apply from 1 January 2012.
 
HMRCRevenue & Customs Brief 42/11
This Brief announces the withdrawal of Extra Statutory Concession on parts and accessories for boats supplied to disabled people and charities.
 
HMRCRevenue & Customs Brief 41/11
This brief announces the withdrawal of ESC on motor vehicles adapted after initial supply to disabled people.
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