Current Issues

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What next? Implications from the new Labour government
July 10, 2024
We discuss the potential implications for businesses and individuals, now the electoral map has shifted.
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VAT Update – Summer 2024
July 1, 2024
In their Summer update, Shipleys VAT specialists touch on VAT compliance developments relating to energy-saving materials installations, cosmetic surgery, the DIY Housebuilders Scheme and more.
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Payroll News
June 25, 2024
In their latest update our Payroll specialists discuss holiday pay reforms and national minimum wage increases
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Hannah Van Ross honoured in Accountancy Age 35 under 35
June 20, 2024
In their annual celebration of the accountancy profession’s rising stars, Accountancy Age has announced that Shipleys' Principal, Hannah Van Ross, is one of its winners.
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NICs revisions and a pension alert for the self-employed
June 6, 2024
The NIC rates reforms are now live, but a legacy issue from a glitch in the National Insurance Contributions system is still a cause for concern for the self-employed.
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Charity Update Spring 2024
May 29, 2024
In this bulletin, we discuss The Charities Act 2022’s final set of changes in March, the latest guidance for accepting, refusing and returning donations and The Financial Reporting Council’s latest review of Charities SORP FRS 102 (Third Edition).
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Financial Services Update – May 2024
May 24, 2024
In this issue we cover the latest FCA developments and guidance notes for the sector.
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Property update: Spring 2024
May 21, 2024
Our property specialists give a round-up of the latest developments and tax changes for property owners
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Preparing for the 2025 scrapping of non-domiciled status
May 16, 2024
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s March Budget included an announcement that non-domiciled tax status is to be abolished.
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Be ready for changes to benefits in kind reporting
May 14, 2024
Payrolling benefits in kind, which is already an option available to employers, is set to become compulsory for all from April 2026.
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Changes for research and development tax breaks
April 22, 2024
A brief breakdown of what to be aware of given the changes to research and development (R&D) tax relief.
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Tax implications of letting out your home through Airbnb
April 18, 2024
A handy overview of the tax consequences of letting out part or all of your property through sites like Airbnb and SpareRoom
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An Introduction to EMI and PSR Safeguarding Audits
April 12, 2024
In this article we explain why eMoney Institutions (EMI) and the Payment Service Regulations (PSR) require safeguarding audits to be conducted, and what is involved.
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IBSA Spring Conference 2024
April 11, 2024
Shipleys LLP 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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What to bear in mind when setting up a bank account for your UK subsidiary
March 28, 2024
Overseas businesses often underestimate what is involved when setting up a bank account for their UK subsidiary. In this interview with Metro Bank, we explain the key issues.
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Understanding the tax implications of divorce
March 25, 2024
Tax may not be uppermost on the minds of a couple getting divorced, but a well-drafted settlement can minimise tax liabilities during the upheaval.
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Taxation and Divorce
March 25, 2024
By planning a divorce settlement carefully, it should be possible to minimise the tax cost of transfers under the divorce settlement
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VAT Update – Spring 2024
March 18, 2024
In our Spring update, Shipleys VAT specialists have summarised the latest changes and reminders relating to VAT compliance.
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Pension contributions – the tax benefits
March 18, 2024
Here we explain the latest changes affecting the tax relief on the contributions you make to your pension.
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Rewriting the script on audio-visual creative tax reliefs
March 7, 2024
A look at the new system which came into effect on 1 January 2024, plus the latest Spring Budget announcements, and what they mean for the UK’s animation, film, TV and video games industries.
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Chancellor’s Budget Summary – March 2024
March 7, 2024
Sweetening a pre-election public - just how many sweet treats did Jeremy Hunt serve up for personal and business finances?
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The VAT Import One Stop Shop – online registration from 1 March 2024
March 6, 2024
The VAT Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) opened for online registration from 1 March 2024
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Counting down to the 2023/4 tax year-end
February 16, 2024
Some tax planning pointers to consider in the run-up to 5 April 2024.
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Looking to the general election and potential fiscal changes
February 9, 2024
With the nation expected to go to the polls this year, and uncertainty around future tax policies, careful personal financial planning is important.
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Charity Update Winter 2024
January 11, 2024
This issue signposts the latest guidance from The Charity Commission, the Charity Act's 2022 final changes being implemented in 2024, and the recent complaints report from The Fundraising Regulator.
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