Changes to UK company law: Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023
New changes to UK company law are being brought in by virtue of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (“ECCTA”). The aim of these changes is to tackle economic crime and improve transparency. Companies House has stated that its fees will increase to reflect its new functions and powers under the ECCTA. The measures are being brought in at different stages and dates.
Double cab pick ups to be classed as cars from 1 July 2024
For the last twenty years, private individuals have been able to run pick ups as company cars and pay significantly less tax on the benefit in kind, than if they were a regular saloon, hatchback or SUV. However, in note EIM23151 released on 12 February 2024, HMRC signalled its intention to rescind the tax break on all new pick ups ‘purchased, leased or ordered’ from 1 July 2024.
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