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Our insight and analysis on some of the current issues facing you and your business.

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16 July 2014

Capital Gains Tax for non-UK residents

In the 2013 Autumn Statement, the Government introduced a proposal for new rules under which the scope of capital gains tax (CGT) would be extended to apply to non-residents disposing of UK residential property.

02 July 2014

FCA and Financial Services Update - July 2014

In this update we look at the new IMA SORP 2014, the recent consultation paper outlining the FCA's proposed changes to fees for the upcoming year and the clarification of some of the rules within the Client Money and Asset sourcebook.

14 April 2014

A Time to Buy?

Will the Government really fund half of my IT upgrade?

11 April 2014

Research & Development

Research and Development (R&D) relief was introduced to encourage companies to invest in the advancement of technology and science.

11 April 2014

Pension Taxation

The changes to pension taxation made by the Finance Acts of 2011,2012 and 2013 and those proposed in the Finance Bill 2014 and for 2015 are outlined in this summary.

10 April 2014

Are you ready for COREP?

On 1st January 2014 the European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a series of rules affecting some European financial services firms, called the Capital Requirements Directive IV... read more.

10 April 2014

Key Data

Some of the key facts and figures about VAT and related systems such as Intrastat can be found in this article.

09 April 2014

Happy New Tax Year!

Find out more information about the key deadlines for employers for this tax year

28 March 2014

Tightening up on Partnerships

Prompt action may be required, with new restrictions due to apply from 6 April 2014.

27 March 2014

Auto Enrolment

Over the next few years all businesses will have to provide a workplace pension for their staff.  All businesses need to ensure they understand their obligations and have the correct processes in place to deal with the set-up and the ongoing administration.

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