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If you fail to (tax) plan, you are planning to…

Peter Jones

12 March 2018

The end of the tax year is quickly approaching and there are a number of ways you can make maximum use of valuable tax reliefs before the year end on 5 April.  Here are a few things to consider: Your … Read More >>

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Changing the way HMRC verify VAT refunds

Nicola Holmes

01 March 2018

It is well known that HMRC query large VAT repayment returns, generally prior to authorising the refund. This could be for a number of reasons, particularly if claims are larger than usual or if it is an unexpected refund. Queries … Read More >>

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Formula 1 technology and urban driving – who is leading the way?

Dave Hedges

22 February 2018

It has long been understood that Formula 1 has been a leader in accelerating motor technology on the track. Whilst this has helped increase speeds and the success and popularity of the sport, a clear and positive spin off has … Read More >>

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Retailers: VAT treatment of vouchers to change

Mark Doherty

16 February 2018

Changes to the VAT treatment of vouchers on 1 January 2019 will impact many retailers and re-sellers. Therefore, it is recommended that retailers are aware of ways they may be affected and ensure they are paying the right amount of … Read More >>

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New post-Brexit VAT scheme could send us back to pre-single market

Andy Dawbarn

31 January 2018

According to a recent article the Government has published the first document outlining Britain’s customs arrangements on leaving the EU. With the almost inevitable increased bureaucracy, many businesses could find themselves tied up with more paperwork in a new system that … Read More >>

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Have you had a text from HMRC? It may be a scam!

David Cary

25 January 2018

The self-assessment tax return deadline is less than a week away and as people frantically file their last minute-returns, some fraudsters are looking to take advantage. HMRC has announced a rise in the number of scam text messages, allegedly sent … Read More >>

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Is the Apprenticeship Levy diminishing the learn-as-you-earn industry?

Rio Brookes-Gibbs

02 January 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy came into force on 6 April 2017 with the aim of creating three million new apprenticeships by 2020. But instead of increasing numbers, it seems that apprenticeship employment has dropped since the introduction of the Levy. Is … Read More >>

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Mind the gap? Replacement residence relief

Tom Lacey

29 November 2017

Following on from my earlier blog about replacement residence relief, there are some details relating to circumstances, which could make way for a tax claim. Home buyers can be liable to the 3% SDLT surcharge if they sell their main residence … Read More >>

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SDLT post-Budget: A guide to the Chancellor’s new legislation

Tom Lacey

24 November 2017

Mr Hammond has started to get himself a reputation for producing the rabbit from the hat at recent Budgets and Autumn Statements past. At the first Autumn Budget of its kind, the Chancellor certainly didn’t disappoint, and his last-on-the-list promise … Read More >>

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Finally, some good news for landlords

Jemima Jones

22 November 2017

The Chancellor’s budget announcement provided a rare piece of good news for landlords who run a property letting business. Tucked away in today’s speech was a brief reference to the fact that landlords will now be able to claim the … Read More >>

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