Hot Topics

What's new in the world of tax and business? This section contains articles on some hot topics.

22 Jul 2019

Reviewing the changes to off-payroll working

Reviewing the changes to off-payroll working as HMRC prepares to extend the initiative to the private sector.

25 Jun 2019

Gifting and inheritance tax: considering the rules

Considering the rules surrounding gifting and inheritance tax.

11 Jun 2019

Capital Gains Tax

£80,000 of relief could be lost with possible changes to Letting Relief and Principal Private Residence Relief from April 2020.

11 Jun 2019

Extracting profit from the family company

The start of the new tax year means that shareholder/ directors may want to review the salary and dividend mix for 2019/20

11 Jun 2019

Air BNB landlords allowed to continue enjoying ‘rent a room relief’

Last year HMRC carried out a review of rent a room relief and it was proposed that the availability of this generous relief would be restricted to situations where the taxpayer was resident for at least part of the time when the “lodger” was paying rent.

11 Jun 2019

Personal service company changes

Personal service company changes from April 2020 as the Chancellor announced that the "off payroll" workers rules that currently apply in the public sector would be rolled out to the private sector.

11 Jun 2019

Reporting the issue of shares or options to staff and submission of P11Ds by 6 July

Gifts and awards of shares in companies, often known as employment related securities (ERS) are commonly used by employers to reward, retain or provide incentives to employees. They can be tax advantaged or non-tax advantaged.

11 Jun 2019

Setting Up a New Hire for Success

No one has a bigger impact on a new employee’s success than the manager who hired them. Here are some tips on how to set your new hires up to succeed.

11 Jun 2019

Focus on managing your energy, rather than your time

You can only spend your time in a productive, effective manner if you have enough energy to do so.

28 May 2019

Getting to grips with PAYE

Taking a look at the current PAYE scheme.

23 Apr 2019

Making Tax Digital for VAT: answering the key questions

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) is now live. Firms with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) must comply with the new rules. Here we answer some of your key MTD for VAT questions

22 Mar 2019

Taking a look at the measures coming into effect in 2019/20

2019/20 tax year ushers in a handful of changes to tax and business legislation including rising resident. Here, we outline some of the key measures to take note of

25 Feb 2019

Considering the rise in popularity of flexible working

Taking a look at the flexible working application process.

28 Jan 2019

Reviewing the changes to capital allowances

In the 2018 Autumn Budget, Chancellor announced a handful of changes to capital allowances, including the introduction of a new allowance, termed the Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA).

17 Dec 2018

Minimising your tax liability ahead of the year end

Tax-saving measures to implement ahead of the 5 April year end.

27 Nov 2018

Making Tax Digital for VAT: the latest developments

Recent changes to the MTD for VAT initiative.

31 Oct 2018

Taxing the tech giants: the new Digital Services Tax

Analysing the government's new Digital Services Tax.

24 Sep 2018

An update on national insurance contributions

Taking a look at the NICs regime.

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