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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is changing
July 26, 2021
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has begun the process of winding down. Here's what you need to know.
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Coronavirus-related loans, grants and finance for businesses
July 26, 2021
A round-up of the latest sources of finance available to help businesses affected by the pandemic
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Support measures for businesses amidst the Coronavirus
July 26, 2021
An overview of the current measures introduced to support businesses affected by the pandemic
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Getting the timing right for your Self-Employed Income Support Scheme grant tax liability
July 19, 2021
Don't get caught out by accounting for your grant in the wrong tax year
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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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Temporary changes to rules for the VAT treatment of commercial property
July 5, 2021
The Government has extended temporary changes to the rules for the notification of an option to tax land and buildings
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Ensuring Our Service Continuity To You
July 2, 2021
An update on the measures Shipleys LLP is taking to ensure service continuity amidst the pandemic.
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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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More broadcast industry workers qualify for self-employed status
May 25, 2021
A list of behind-the-camera roles in the film and TV industry that qualify a worker for self-employed status has been updated
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Property tax briefs: Summer 2021
May 25, 2021
Here is a round-up of the topical tax issues for property from our team of specialists.
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Make sure you’re in the know when it comes to changes to EU VAT
May 25, 2021
A number of practical VAT and duty issues have emerged which were not wholly obvious in the lead-up to Brexit. Here's a helpful summary.
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Brexit update: Coming to terms with a new trading relationship
May 25, 2021
Here we summarise what elements of the Brext deal have been implemented, what’s been delayed and some of the emerging practical issues for businesses affected.
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Reality starts to bite with IR35
May 25, 2021
Despite hopes of a postponement, new off-payroll working rules took effect on 6 April 2021.
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The growing popularity of employee ownership trusts
May 25, 2021
Employee ownership trusts offer business owners both a tax-efficient exit and a succession plan to protect a company’s unique culture.
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Financial Services Update May 2021
May 11, 2021
The latest on the New Prudential Regime, Long Term Investment Funds, The new Financial Services Act and more.
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HMRC releases guidance on cryptoassets
May 7, 2021
HMRC has released further guidance on the treatment of cryptoassets (such as Bitcoin) for tax purposes.
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Take part in our survey to lobby Government for support measures to aid business recovery
April 23, 2021
Help us influence Government support measures to aid business recovery
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Charity Update: Spring 2021
April 20, 2021
Including new 5-minutes guides for trustees, the latest on responsible investment and fresh guidance from The Fundraising Regulator
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Are tax breaks a green light for more electric company cars?
April 9, 2021
With climate change and air pollution some businesses are making the switch to 'greener' company cars
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Make the most of bigger tax breaks when buying new equipment
April 7, 2021
Companies investing in qualifying new equipment and machinery can now benefit from sizeable new first-year capital allowances.
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Non-residents’ tax on capital gains on UK land
March 28, 2021
CGT applies to non-residents disposing of UK land and certain interests in assets that are ‘property-rich’
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Tax Day 2021
March 26, 2021
The UK's first tax day was an opportunity for the Treasury to outline plans for its future tax strategy. Here we summarise the key areas likely to impact on your tax plannning.
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