12 November 2020Newsletters and Updates
The final details of proposed SME Cap (effective 1 April 2021) has been published today in draft legislation. It is good news for many SMEs who will find that they satisfy the two key tests and therefore the cap will not apply. The cap is proposed to limit the amount a loss-making SME can surrender for cash by limiting the refund to 3x the total PAYE/NIC bill.
On behalf of many of our clients James Cowper Kreston contributed to the Government’s extensive consultations (in 2019 and again this year) on the effects that the cap would have on many genuine R&D businesses who in early stages do not have a large payroll, but rely on the cash refund generated by an R&D claim.
After considering all the views put forward in the consultation, the Government is now confirming that the design of the PAYE cap will include the following features to minimise the impact on genuine businesses conducting R&D:
Please contact James Cowper Kreston if you want to discuss this further.
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