Current Issues

Here you’ll find our latest articles, insights and news. Click on one of the specialist areas directly underneath to filter the articles for that topic.

Helping your business to get greener
September 22, 2023
This article discusses how more businesses are doing their bit to combat climate change by being more sustainable – and seeing the financial benefits.
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Rewriting the script on audio-visual creative tax reliefs
September 22, 2023
A look at the new system and what it will mean for the UK’s animation, film, TV and video games industries.
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ESG issues moving up the agenda for SMEs
September 22, 2023
In this article we look at why environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are increasingly becoming essential necessities for all sizes of business.
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Claiming back the VAT on employee expenses
September 19, 2023
Businesses often ask us about whether they can claim VAT back on the expenses their employees accrue in their work for their organisation. Here we share two helpful guides.
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Financial Services Update – September 2023
September 12, 2023
In this issue we cover the latest FCA developments and guidance notes for the sector.
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How parents and grandparents can help reduce student loan debt
August 14, 2023
Changes to student loans may increase the debt burden for some graduates. We look at what families can do to help.
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Changes for research and development tax breaks
August 8, 2023
A brief breakdown of what to be aware of with the recent changes to research and development (R&D) tax relief - including a new digital form to complete from 8 August 2023.
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Challenges facing UK owner-managed businesses in 2023
July 26, 2023
A new survey of owner-managed businesses finds many continue to struggle with inflationary pressures and are frustrated with the lack of Government support.
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Pension contributions – the tax benefits
July 14, 2023
Here we explain the latest changes affecting the tax relief on the contributions you make to your pension.
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Deadline for buying National Insurance Years extended again
July 3, 2023
For those who have missing NI years between 2006 and 2016 (to qualify for a full state pension), there's now more time to plug the gaps.
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HMRC offers online self-service VAT payment plan for certain businesses
June 12, 2023
HMRC is now permitting certain businesses to set up their VAT payment plan online
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VAT News Spring/Summer 2023
June 9, 2023
A roundup of the latest VAT news and developments impacting businesses
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An 8-point checklist to help Payment and E-money firms’ safeguarding audit compliance
June 6, 2023
A handy 8-point checklist designed to help Payment and E-Money firms strengthen their compliance ahead of their safeguarding audit.
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Payment and e-money firms’ safeguarding audits – common questions answered
June 5, 2023
Answers to the common questions Payment and E-money firms ask regarding the annual safeguarding audit, which the Financial Reporting Council (FCA) requires.
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Payment and E-Money Firms Safeguarding Audit
June 2, 2023
Since 2021, the Financial Reporting Council (FCA) has required firms covered by The Payment Service Regulations and Electronic Money Regulations to have an annual safeguarding audit.
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What are growth shares?
May 25, 2023
Popular with start-ups and young businesses, growth shares offer a way to incentivise and retain key employees when other share option routes are not suited to the company or individual
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Financial Services Update – May 2023
May 18, 2023
In this issue we cover the latest FCA proposals and consultations for the sector.
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Don’t forget to claim your crypto losses
May 17, 2023
Why it's advisable to review capital losses on cryptoassets soon for capital gains tax obligations and claims.
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Think carefully before transferring property into companies
May 5, 2023
Landlords holding property personally can risk hefty tax bills when transferring their portfolios into a limited company.
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Salary vs dividend – which is now best for business owners?
May 5, 2023
Changes to corporation tax and dividend allowances raise questions about Directors' tax-efficient remuneration. This article explores the options.
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What was revealed in The Treasury’s Tax Administration and Maintenance Day
May 3, 2023
A round up of some of the key areas likely to have a direct impact on tax planning in the months and years ahead.
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Transfer pricing rules – size doesn’t matter
April 28, 2023
UK businesses could be mistaken in thinking they’re too small to fall foul of transfer pricing rules.
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IBSA Spring Conference 2023
April 18, 2023
Shipleys is delighted to sponsor the International Business Structuring Association's (IBSA) Spring conference, with Ben Bidnell joining the panel of expert speakers.
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Making the most of tax allowances to fuel business growth
April 5, 2023
If your business is ready to grow there are a number of tax allowances to support the journey
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Understanding CGT on overseas property sales
April 4, 2023
Important factors UK residents need to be aware of to minimise tax liabilities.
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