Topical Tips

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PLEASE NOTE: The Archive is a historical resource and by the very nature of these tips the details of tax law might have changed since they were published, so contact your Barnes Roffe partner before acting on any matter contained in these tips.

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.
June 02, 2016

TT243: Small company simplification also brings options

Changes introduced by the EU New Accounting Directive (by SI 2015/980) will have significant changes for small entities for periods commencing on or after 1 January 2016. Let us consider the current framework applicable to all entities.
May 19, 2016

TT242: Zero hour contracts

Employment Law Update Employing staff is a complicated area which affects most businesses. Such businesses need to keep abreast of relevant law changes. This topical tip will outline some of the recent and forthcoming changes in employment law.
May 17, 2016

TT238: Budget 2016 focus

There were a number of very interesting announcements aimed at small and micro businesses made by the Chancellor in the 2016 Budget. The focus on micro and small businesses is undoubtedly very important as this sector can (and hopefully will) drive the economy in an upward direction.
May 12, 2016

TT241: Property Matters

Topical Tip – Property Sector – Tax Changes The 2016 Budget and other recent changes in UK taxation are of particular relevance to those in the Property Sector – some of the key points being:- SDLT – Stamp Duty Land Tax The rules relating to this were amended by the recent Budget so that they. . .
ENVELOPED DWELLINGS
May 12, 2016

TT241: Property Matters

Topical Tip – Property Sector – Tax Changes The 2016 Budget and other recent changes in UK taxation are of particular relevance to those in the Property Sector – some of the key points being:- SDLT – Stamp Duty Land Tax The rules relating to this were amended by the recent Budget so that they. . .
April 28, 2016

TT240: Company Law Changes

Scheduled Company Law changes in 2016 Subsequent to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act which received Royal Assent in March 2015, some of you may have already started noticing the changes in Company filings like Director’s date of birth suppression; company strike-off accelerated, consent to act checkbox for officers etc.
April 06, 2016

TT239: FRS 102 – BASIC FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Lending is a very common transaction between entities, it may take the form of a formal bank loan, informal overdraft or a purchase or sale on credit.
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