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The Chancellor’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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Changes on the horizon for research and development tax breaks
September 21, 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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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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Wise up to capital gains tax implications of private equity-led remuneration
September 2, 2022
Private equity funds typically incentivise key management through carried interest. Here we explain the capital gains tax implications.
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Ground rules on gifts – inheritance tax myth-busters
September 1, 2022
Many of us want to give some of our assets to loved ones, but inheritance tax (IHT) rules can be confusing.
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Shipleys LLP team to run the Great South Run
August 22, 2022
We are delighted to announce that a Shipleys LLP team will be running The Great South Run in aid of the Group B Strep Support Charity.
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The VAT implications in merger and acquisition (M&A) deals
August 19, 2022
With the mergers and acquisition (M&A) market gradually picking up after the pandemic, we’re often asked about the VAT position on M&A costs.
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Catch us at The Office Management Show
August 19, 2022
Shipleys LLP is delighted to support this year’s Office Management Show, a key event in the calendar for office management professionals.
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Trusts face new reporting requirements
July 21, 2022
From 1st September 2022 the Government is introducing changes which require certain trusts to registered with HMRC.
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Charity Update: Summer 2022
July 11, 2022
Our summer bulletin summarises the Charities Act 2022, changes to Trustee meetings and AGMs compliance and more.
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HMRC’s Trust Register
June 27, 2022
HMRC's Trust Register widens its scope to include non-taxable trusts
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Offshore Reporting Funds
June 10, 2022
An overview of the tax treatment of offshore investment funds and the effect on UK investors when the fund applies for ‘offshore reporting fund’ status.
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Financial Services Update – June 2022
June 9, 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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Employee ownership trusts on the up
June 1, 2022
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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Making your inheritance tax allowances count
May 26, 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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How unapproved share options are taxed
May 26, 2022
Unapproved share option plans can be used by employers to reward those who help grow the business (including those not eligible for HMRC-approved options like the Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme). Here we explain their tax implications.
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Tax update for landlords
May 18, 2022
In this article for Chestertons, Shipleys Tax Principal Mike Luckett gives a round-up of the latest tax changes which landlords should be alert to.
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VAT News – Spring 2022
May 10, 2022
Our roundup of the latest VAT news includes early termination fees and compensation payments, end-customer claim refunds of wrongly charged VAT, plus revised guidance on VAT grouping registration
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