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What's new in the world of tax and business? This section contains articles on some hot topics.
26 Nov 2019
Looking at how individuals can protect their pension pots from pension scammers.
29 Oct 2019
Considering the UK's employment rights and looking at how employers must meet them.
25 Sep 2019
For all those that are not yet sick of hearing about Brexit there is a worrying example of where current UK legislation is not in a position to deal with a hard Brexit.
From 2016/17 those taxpayers with ‘adjusted income’ over £150,000 and ‘threshold income’ over £110,000 receive a tapered annual allowance.
The draft Finance Bill clauses issued for consultation on 11th July include legislation to extend the “off-payroll” working rules to the private sector from 6th April 2020.
The businesses that attract the best talent all have one thing in common - a great employer brand.
Diversity and inclusion are hot topics as society is driving firms to become more inclusive.
The decision in a recent tax tribunal case reminds us that directors and other company officers may be personally liable for VAT penalties of their company.
In order to manage an effective team of people you need to win their trust.
The need for clarity follows the ruling in an important tax tribunal case involving “vans” provided to employees of Coca Cola.
It’s important to be able to say “no” at work without making enemies.
HMRC have let it be known that they will not be issuing penalties for MTD VAT qualified businesses that have filed 30th June 2019 VAT Returns on time under the old system.
HMRC is to postpone implementation of the VAT reverse charge for building and construction services for 12 months.
The political crisis and a potential general election do make predicting future tax changes difficult but what we do know is that UK Inheritance Tax (IHT) will continue to be severe with more and more people falling under it despite the OTS’s much awaiting review.
24 Sep 2019
Highlighting some key steps to take in order to combat business crime.
27 Aug 2019
Analysing HMRC's controversial Loan Charge and its impacts.
22 Jul 2019
Reviewing the changes to off-payroll working as HMRC prepares to extend the initiative to the private sector.
25 Jun 2019
Considering the rules surrounding gifting and inheritance tax.
11 Jun 2019
£80,000 of relief could be lost with possible changes to Letting Relief and Principal Private Residence Relief from April 2020.
The start of the new tax year means that shareholder/ directors may want to review the salary and dividend mix for 2019/20
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can only spend your time in a productive, effective manner if you have enough energy to do so.
28 May 2019
Taking a look at the current PAYE scheme.
23 Apr 2019
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
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
Taking a look at the flexible working application process.
28 Jan 2019
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).