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Women missing out on state pension
October 15, 2021
Thousands of women are thought to have been underpaid the state pension, thanks to a rule change in 2008 and computer errors.
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Insolvency, Restructuring and Refinancing – IBSA Conference 2021
October 11, 2021
Shipleys is delighted to sponsor the International Business Structuring Association's (IBSA) Autumn conference, with Ben Bidnell joining the panel of expert speakers.
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Pension freedom age to rise
October 8, 2021
The earliest age at which you can withdraw cash from a private pension, without facing tax penalties, is set to increase from 55 to 57 on 6 April 2028.
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5 Misunderstandings about IR35
October 6, 2021
New off-payroll working rules have been in place since April 2021, but there is lingering confusion about what they mean. Here we clear up five common misunderstandings.
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VAT News – Autumn 2021
October 5, 2021
Our roundup of the latest VAT developments includes adjusting to new EU VAT arrangements and VAT changes here in the UK.
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Getting to grips with trusts
October 5, 2021
In the first of a series of articles, we look at the types of trusts and where they can be useful.
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Corporation tax rate rise implications
October 5, 2021
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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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing
October 1, 2021
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme closed 30 September 2021. Here's what you need to know if you need to make a final claim
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Gearing up for 2021’s Q4
September 29, 2021
Given the challenging year it's been, our September Business Club discussion focused on how businesses can end 2021 on a high.
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Potential changes to basis periods’ rules
September 27, 2021
The Government is planning to change the current rules for basis periods. The move would affect self-employed individuals, partners, trusts and estates with trading income.
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Fresh financial implications for British-owned French properties
September 20, 2021
France has always proved a popular choice of the British when buying property overseas. Following Brexit, however, fresh rules mean British Citizens now face some hefty financial implications.
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Meeting the cost of the new Social Care Funding Reform
September 9, 2021
The Government has announced new social care proposals. In this article we examine the implications for people in meeting the cost of the reforms.
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Financial Services Update September 2021
September 3, 2021
In this issue we have a special on the New Prudential Regime - IFPR - covering its implications for investment firms and preparation considerations.
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Support measures for businesses amidst the Coronavirus
September 1, 2021
An overview of the current measures introduced to support businesses affected by the pandemic
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Coronavirus-related loans, grants and finance for businesses
August 31, 2021
A round-up of the latest sources of finance available to help businesses affected by the pandemic
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Ensuring Our Service Continuity To You
August 25, 2021
An update on how we are ensuring service continuity as the UK's lockdown restrictions ease
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Charity Update: Summer 2021
August 6, 2021
Fresh Government guidance on gift aid, charity governance and the use of electronic signatures. Plus new resources from the Fundraising Regulator.
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Employee ownership trusts on the up
August 4, 2021
Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) provide an effective ownership model that offers a helpful succession and company growth solution for business owners. In this article we give a simple summary of how EOTs work.
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Getting the timing right for your Self-Employed Income Support Scheme grant tax liability
August 2, 2021
Don't get caught out by accounting for your grant in the wrong tax year
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Temporary rule changes for the VAT treatment of commercial property come to an end
August 2, 2021
The Government's temporary changes to the rules for the notification of an option to tax land and buildings have come to an end
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New EU E-Commerce VAT Regimes to be aware of
July 5, 2021
New EU e-commerce VAT rules came into force on 1 July 2021. These affect retailers, marketplaces and postal/courier services selling to EU consumers from any non-EU country - which now includes the UK.
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How new UK e-commerce VAT rules affect businesses
July 5, 2021
There has been some confusion around new UK e-commerce VAT rules which came into force on 1 January 2021. Here is a simple overview to help.
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Deferring VAT payments during the Coronavirus situation
June 22, 2021
HMRC's system for the VAT Deferral Payment Scheme closed to new entrants on 21 June 2021. Here's what you need to know.
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Getting the Economy back on its feet
June 2, 2021
A survey of owner managed businesses finds many are still struggling with Covid-19’s impact and an uncertain economic outlook.
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How new immigration rules will affect businesses
May 25, 2021
Following Brexit, coming to work in the UK is no longer as simple with a new points-based system applying to both EU and non-EU citizens.
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