Weekly tax update 21 August 2018

The latest tax and VAT round up for this week.

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Geoff Everett, Andrew Wilkes
Published: 21 Aug 2018 Updated: 31 Jan 2023


  • HMRC late payment interest rate rises but no change to repayment interest
  • HMRC’s quarterly performance update released
  • Tax Update

Private client

  • FTT finds for the taxpayer in latest NRCGT return penalty cases
  • Problems with the interaction between Self-Assessment and dynamic coding
  • The ICAEW clarifies the filing obligations for the Making Tax Digital income tax pilot

PAYE and employment

  • ICAEW responds to HMRC’s proposals for short-term business visitor requirements

Business tax

  • Updated guidance on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax


  • VAT on catering and food procurement services
  • Withdrawal of the VAT Agreement with the Brewers' Society

By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. This briefing does not constitute advice nor a recommendation relating to the acquisition or disposal of investments. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication. Details correct at time of writing.


This article was previously published on Smith & Williamson prior to the launch of Evelyn Partners.