Things to be aware of this New Year..

In his Spring 2021 Budget the Chancellor announced that there would be 8 “Freeports” in England with generous tax breaks to encourage businesses to set up and invest in those areas. The devolved governments will also be announcing locations in Scotland, Wales and...

Do your shares qualify for CGT Business Asset Disposal Relief?

  A recent case before the tax tribunal has confirmed that all of a company’s shares are ordinary shares except those that carry a fixed rate of return. This is crucial as CGT business asset disposal (BAD) relief requires a shareholder to be entitled to at least...

BEWARE MINI-UMBRELLA COMPANY FRAUD

  HMRC are urging businesses to look out for the use of mini-umbrella companies (MUCs) to pay contractors supplying their labour via agencies and other intermediaries. Businesses need to be aware of the financial and reputational risks of such entities in their...

No major tax changes in chancellor’s spring statement

As announced last year, the Chancellor’s Budget will in future take place in the Autumn each year as opposed to the Spring. There was however a Statement by the Chancellor on 13 March, but he made little mention of tax changes, instead choosing to focus on the state...