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Current Issues

Here you’ll find our latest articles, insights and news.

New VAT penalty and interest regime could be more expensive for some businesses

A new VAT penalty and interest regime, confirmed in the Chancellor’s 2021 Autumn Budget, may come as a shock for many businesses.

HMRC VAT Teams Facing Significant Backlog

The Shipleys' team have been alerted that HMRC VAT teams across the UK are operating with significant backlogs of work.

Reclaiming VAT after deregistration

Business owners often think that, once a business has de-registered from VAT, it would no longer be able to reclaim any VAT – but this is not the case.

Useful Tools

We've brought together a whole host of practical resources designed to assist you in your life and business.
2022/23 Tax Facts and Rates

Tax Facts 2022/23

Our summary of key facts, figures and deadlines for the 2022/23 Tax Year.

Tax Facts 2021/22

Our summary of key facts, figures and deadlines for the 2021/22 Tax Year. This update reflects the information published in the Finance Act in July 2021.

VAT Key Data

Key facts and figures about VAT and related systems

Ideas Library

Our Ideas Library collects together the meeting summaries from our regular Business Club in Godalming, which cover a host of business topics.

Succession Planning Essentials

Following the pandemic’s impact on trading conditions, more business owners are considering their succession and exit plans. Our November Business Club explored the essentials that go into a successful strategy for all the parties concerned.

Gearing up for 2021’s Q4

Given the challenging year it's been, our September Business Club discussion focused on how businesses can end 2021 on a high.

Considerations for businesses in the new hybrid working environment

As businesses prepare for the final phase of lockdown restrictions easing, some are using the opportunity to rethink what their post pandemic working environment will be like.


Our publications include our regular magazine, Shipshape.

Shipshape: Autumn 2021

Our Autumn 2021 Shipshape includes the latest news for business and personal finances, including the Top 5 IR35 misunderstandings, Corporation Tax changes, a focus on trusts, EU VAT changes, pension freedom age rise and much more
Shipleys ShipShape magazine graphic

Shipshape: Summer 2021

In our summer 2021 issue of Shipshape, we cover the implications from the March Budget, a focus on employee ownership trusts, a Brexit update, property tax and VAT news and much more
Shipleys Shipshape Winter 2020 edition

Shipshape: Winter 2020

The Winter 2020/1 issue of Shipleys' regular magazine