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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.

Financial Services Update – January 2023
January 11, 2023
In this issue we cover the latest compliance and policy developments for the sector, plus the implications of fresh FCA guidance.
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Changes to Option to Tax Arrangements from 1 February 2023
January 10, 2023
The Government has announced changes to the rules for the notification of an option to tax land and buildings. This relates to the VAT treatment of commercial property.
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New VAT penalty and interest regime could be more expensive for some businesses
January 2, 2023
The new VAT penalty and interest regime came into force on 1st January 2023.
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Season’s greetings!
December 15, 2022
All of the Shipleys LLP team would like to wish our clients and contacts a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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Corporation tax rate rise implications
December 13, 2022
There's a new 25% corporation tax rate on the horizon, along with the return of marginal rates and associated companies.
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Changes on the horizon for research and development tax breaks
December 13, 2022
A brief breakdown of what to look out for with the forthcoming changes to research and development (R&D) tax relief.
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Research & Development Tax Reliefs
December 12, 2022
Research and Development (R&D) relief was introduced to encourage companies to work on innovative projects in technology and science
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VAT News – Winter 2022/3
December 8, 2022
Our roundup of the latest VAT news includes changes to the business activity test, the new penalty and interest regime and frozen VAT thresholds.
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Making your inheritance tax allowances count
November 25, 2022
More and more estates are now subject to paying inheritance tax (IHT), but much can be done to mitigate liability by using the available allowances.
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Structures and Buildings Allowances (SBAs)
November 18, 2022
SBAs give an annual tax relief of 3% of the cost of constructing new non-residential structures and buildings and new conversions or renovations
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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement: 17 November 2022
November 18, 2022
An overview of the key announcements and their implications for businesses and individuals.
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Share options demystified for fast-growth start-ups and growing businesses
October 28, 2022
A helpful overview of share options, the schemes available and pitfalls to be aware of.
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Business as usual for off-payroll working rules
October 19, 2022
Off-payroll working rules which took effect on 6 April 2021 are remaining
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Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Fiscal Statement: 17 October 2022
October 18, 2022
An overview of the key announcements and their implications for businesses and individuals.
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Shipleys LLP team ran the Great South Run for Group B Strep Support
October 17, 2022
We are delighted to announce that a Shipleys LLP team successfully completed The Great South Run in aid of the Group B Strep Support Charity.
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Navigating the likely cash flow pressures on the horizon
October 6, 2022
Higher inflation and rising costs are likely to negatively impact cash flow for many businesses this Autumn. In this article we look at some strategies to meet the challenge.
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Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s Fiscal Statement – Sept 2022
October 3, 2022
An overview of the key announcements and their implications for businesses and individuals.
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Inflation threat to some public sector pensions
September 23, 2022
A warning that high inflation could have a big impact on defined benefits pensions schemes of high-earning public sector professionals, including GPs.
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Zero VAT on property transfers
September 22, 2022
VAT on investment property transfers is a complex area to navigate. In this article, Shipleys VAT team have put together a helpful summary.
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Using PSAs for more tax efficient employee entertainment benefits
September 21, 2022
An increase in staff social and training events could mean employees pay more tax – but employers can pick up the bill if they use a PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA).
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How parents and grandparents can help reduce student loan debt
September 20, 2022
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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Understanding CGT on overseas property sales
September 20, 2022
Important factors UK residents need to be aware of to minimise tax liabilities.
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Clock is ticking for commercial property rent arrears
September 7, 2022
Businesses that owe rent as a direct result of the Covid crisis need to be discussing repayment terms with their landlords or going through the new arbitration process.
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HMRC VAT Teams Facing Significant Backlog
September 6, 2022
HMRC’s VAT teams across the UK are still operating with significant work backlogs.
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Financial Services Update – September 2022
September 2, 2022
In this issue we cover the latest compliance and policy developments for the sector, plus the implications of fresh FCA guidance.
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