We’ve pulled together some key dates for your diaries including Brexit, budgets and bank holidays.
Online self-assessment tax return deadline & the UK parts ways with the EU
Boris Johnson has set the deadline at the end of January for Britain’s legal departure from the European Union. He will then have 11 months to renegotiate a trade deal with Brussels during a transition period.
It is also the final deadline to file your self-employed tax return online or face a £100 fine plus £10 for every additional day after this date.
The first post-Brexit budget
The Prime Minister has planned to deliver his Governments first budget, once the EU exit deal has been sealed. This will be where Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer unveils his plans for spending and taxation.
Consultancy ends for changes to Part L & F Building Regulations
Setting out plans for the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025. More info can be found here.
First day for the new Bank of England’s governor
Andrew Bailey, currently the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority will take charge following the departure of Mark Carney. He was the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England from April 2013 to July 2016 and the Chief Cashier for seven years before that.
Payment rules change at banks
Banks will have to alert their customer when the recipient’s name entered on a bank transfer does not match the name on the account.
New Technical Due Diligence Guidance
New guidance on building condition reports for commercial property by RICS to bring further transparency to the purchase or sale of commercial assets should be used from this date on wards (replacing previous guidance).
End of the tax year
The deadline to max out your pension and ISA allowances. New tax laws also come into force on the 6th April including the removal of tax breaks on mortgage interest payments for buy to let landlords and a change to the rules for self-employed workers.
Vantage 5th Birthday
Celebrating five fantastic years of continued growth with lots of hard work along the way!
Mid-year self-assessment tax deadline
Many self-employed people will have to pay six months of tax upfront – half the previous year’s tax bill.
Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Meeting
Will this be the month, where interest rates change? We think it might be…
The Logistics Awards 2020
A celebration of excellence in the logistics and supply chain sectors including the new facility award. More info can be found here.
Self-employed declaration deadline
A key date for those who have never submitted a self-assessment tax return before to declare to the HMRC that they are newly self-employed.
British Council for Offices National Awards 2020
Winners from the Regional Awards will compete in their categories at a national level and also bid to win the property sector’s respected BCO ‘Best of the Best’ award.
EG Awards 2020
With twenty categories focused on the most important sectors, the biggest issues facing the industry and key performers in the business of real estate. More info can be found here.
Usually, at the end of October or start of November, Sajid Javid will deliver an updated statement of spending plans and the state of the British economy.
US presidential elections
Will Donald Trump win another term? Whatever the outcome, it will have an immediate impact on the financial markets and the geopolitical agenda for the next four years.
Final Brexit date
Boris Johnson has said he will pass a law blocking the transition period of Britain’s EU membership from extending into 2021. It could be another politics-heavy festive period!
Bank Holidays (in England)
10th April – Good Friday
13th April – Easter Monday
8th May – Early May bank holiday
25th May – Spring bank holiday
31st August – Summer bank holiday
25th December – Christmas
28th December – Boxing Day (substitute)