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Budget 2018: restricting R&D credits could restrict claims

Tim Croft

30 October 2018

Research and Development (R&D) tax credits have been lucrative to businesses that invest in qualifying expenditure. However, the attractiveness of the Government’s R&D scheme has also been an easy target for tax evasion, and is therefore under constant scrutiny. In … Read More >>

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Budget 2018: An update from VAT

Andy Dawbarn

30 October 2018

Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, there were a few key points worthy of mention from a VAT perspective. VAT Thresholds – Frozen The VAT registration and deregistration thresholds will not change for 2 years from 1 April 2020.  The taxable … Read More >>

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Budget 2018: First Thoughts

Matthew Hall

29 October 2018

This afternoon, the Chancellor delivered his last Budget before Brexit, and still he managed to produce a few surprise measures among the inevitable re-announcements. The most significant measures included: GDP growth forecast 2019                     1.6% 2020                     1.4% 2021                     … Read More >>

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Major Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief: Budget 2018

Jemima Jones

29 October 2018

In today’s Autumn Budget many of us expected to see a change to Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) and some thought it could be abolished altogether. However, even though ER remains, the Chancellor announced changes that are likely to have a significant … Read More >>

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Budget 2018: where is the desire to reform?

Phil Mullis

29 October 2018

The Budget delivered some help for the High Street and this is welcome for many in retail. However, despite some short term relief there was no evidence of looking to reform an archaic business rates system. Highlights The Budget’s main … Read More >>

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How about a business rates fix Mr Chancellor?

Phil Mullis

24 October 2018

It is nearly time for the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget and many of us in the retail sector are wondering what it will contain – particularly in relation to Business Rates. Fairer bricks and mortar business rates Business rates are a … Read More >>

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Will the Budget deliver a review of Agricultural Property Relief?

Rick Schofield

22 October 2018

With the Budget now less than a week away, many of us are wondering what the Chancellor has in store for the country. As a firm, we are interested to see how any changes to taxes can impact our clients, … 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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