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March 13, 2017

TT253: Budget Summary Spring 2017

The 8th of March saw Philip Hammond deliver the first of two budgets scheduled for 2017. At a mere 69 pages, the Spring Budget was comparatively short, however the Chancellor still managed to throw in a few surprises.
Patent Box Regime
November 24, 2016

TT252: Autumn Statement 2016: all change for the Chancellor

The UK has experienced plenty of political upheaval this year with the EU referendum followed by a change of leadership. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Autumn Statement on 23 November– which also turned out to be his last.
November 07, 2016

TT251: Large Businesses Required to Publish Tax Strategy Online

New legislation enacted by the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2016, requires all UK large businesses to publish their annual tax strategy online. The legislation applies to over 2,000 UK businesses and is part of HMRC’s anti-tax avoidance and tax transparency plans.
October 27, 2016

TT250: Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) for Large Multinationals

Country-by-Country Reporting (CbCR) is one of the actions recommended by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) as part of its work on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), to enhance global transparency and anti-tax avoidance.
September 26, 2016

TT249: Company Law Update 2

This is the second instalment providing an update on forthcoming company law changes. The majority of the planned changes have now been implemented including the introduction in June 2016 of the Confirmation Statement which replaced the Annual Return.
August 18, 2016

TT248: The death of paper correspondence from HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”)

July and August are normally quiet months in terms of tax announcements. This is partly due to the Parliamentary break as well as the holiday season.
July 29, 2016

TT247: Incorporating Residential Property Portfolios

New measures to restrict relief for finance costs on residential properties to the basic rate of Income Tax will be introduced gradually from 6 April 2017. Together, with falling rates of Corporation Tax this has made the holding of property portfolios through a corporate entity very appealing for some people.
July 19, 2016

TT246: VAT partial exemption calculations

We are now past the VAT year end period – depending on the VAT quarter stagger of the business, VAT year ends are March, April or May. For partially exempt businesses, who make both exempt and taxable supplies, this is the period in which the partial exemption annual adjustment needs to be made.
June 16, 2016

TT245: Travel and Subsistence – Recent Legislative Changes

The Finance Bill 2016 contained full details of the changes which came into effect from 6 April 2016. These primarily affect the ability of employed workers to reclaim travel and subsistence expenditure where an employment intermediary (i.e.
PATENT BOX REGIME – RULES CHANGING 30 JUNE 2016 SO ACT NOW!
June 09, 2016

TT244: The Cycle to Work Scheme

What is the Cycle to work scheme? It is a tax exemption initiative introduced as far back as 1999 to promote healthier journeys to work and reduce environmental pollution. Employers can loan cycles and cycle safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit.
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