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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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Businesses set to pay money laundering levy
May 10, 2022
Some regulated businesses now face paying an annual charge as part of the Government’s drive to combat international financial crime through newly introduced anti-money laundering levy regulations.
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Adjusting to the new world of work
May 10, 2022
With restrictions lifting, businesses are thinking how they respond to the workplace revolution the pandemic has caused. This article has helpful pointers.
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New tax on residential property developments now in force
May 10, 2022
The new Residential Property Developer Tax came into effect from 1 April 2022, and sees profits of any residential development company exceeding £25m taxed at 4%.
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Revised tax period rules for unincorporated businesses
May 9, 2022
Unincorporated businesses are due to enter their first taxable period under new basis period tax rules, potentially impacting on cash flow for some.
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Are salary sacrifice schemes for electric cars worth considering?
May 9, 2022
Given the recent increase in national insurance contributions, some businesses are considering the potential tax benefits of salary sacrifice schemes for electric cars.
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Navigating the likely cash flow pressures on the horizon
May 6, 2022
Higher taxes and inflation are likely to negatively impact cash flow for many businesses in 2022. In this article we look at some strategies to meet the challenge.
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Shipleys’ advice features in FT article on inheritance tax
April 21, 2022
Shipleys' David Hartles gives helpful advice to families concerned about inheritance tax liabilities
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How owner managed businesses are faring in 2022
April 11, 2022
A survey of owner managed businesses finds many are struggling with inflationary pressures but are emerging confident and more resilient from the pandemic
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5 Misunderstandings about IR35
April 2, 2022
New off-payroll working rules have been in place since April 2021, but there has been confusion about what they mean. Here we clear up five common misunderstandings as HMRC gets tougher with penalties.
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Coronavirus-related loans, grants and finance for businesses
April 1, 2022
A round-up of the current sources of finance to help businesses affected by the pandemic
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Support measures for businesses amidst the Coronavirus
April 1, 2022
An update of the Government support measures to help businesses affected by the pandemic
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The Chancellor’s Spring Statement 2022
March 24, 2022
An overview of the key announcements and their implications for businesses and individuals.
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HMRC’s Trust Register
March 23, 2022
HMRC's Trust Register widens its scope to include non-taxable trusts
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Insolvency, Restructuring and Refinancing – IBSA Spring Conference 2022
March 16, 2022
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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The Ukraine conflict – considerations for businesses
March 14, 2022
With the Ukraine conflict continuing, and the ramifications this is having at a national and international level, here is advice for businesses from the Shipleys team.
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Charity Update: Spring 2022
March 14, 2022
Advice to charities in view of the Ukraine Crisis, Safeguarding guidance for the sector, Sustainability reporting and more.
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Making Tax Digital for VAT widens its scope
February 22, 2022
All VAT-registered businesses (regardless of turnover) will need to comply with Making Tax Digital from 1 April 2022
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Share your views on key issues affecting owner-managed businesses
February 16, 2022
Help us influence Government support measures to aid business survival and growth.
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Financial Services Update – February 2022
February 16, 2022
In this bumper-packed issue we cover the latest compliance and policy developments, plus the implications of fresh FCA guidance.
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New VAT penalty and interest regime could be more expensive for some businesses
January 14, 2022
The new VAT penalty and interest regime's introduction has been pushed back to 1st January 2023.
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Season’s greetings!
December 16, 2021
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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Understanding the tax implications of divorce
December 16, 2021
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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Tax-efficient incentives to support staff retention
December 16, 2021
Retaining valued staff in a tough employment market is challenging, but there are a number of tax-efficient ways to help incentivise people to stay.
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