Topical Tips

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August 14, 2019

TT298: The taxing problem of plastics – a challenge for all

The Treasury has said a single use plastic waste tax will be brought in – but not for three years. What can you do in the meantime to help tackle the environmental challenge? Legislation on a plastics tax is now slated for April 2022 following proposals expected to be included in the next Budget.
August 05, 2019

TT297: All change for Contractors under CIS

The new rules relating to VAT for the building and construction sector are due to start from 1 October 2019, so now seems like a good time for an update on the effect of these rules.
July 29, 2019

TT296: Buy-to-Let Tax Planning

In recent years HMRC has introduced measures that have impacted, mainly negatively, on buy-to-let landlords. In the 2018 Budget there were yet more announcements due to take effect in April 2020 which affect let properties and in particular let properties where the owner once occupied the particular property as a main residence.
July 22, 2019

TT295: Some relief for company car drivers

In the Autumn 2017 Budget the government announced that from April 2020 all newly registered cars will have their emission levels for company car tax purposes determined under a new standard known as WLTP (Worldwide Light vehicles Test Procedure). This replaces the previous test known as the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
June 17, 2019

TT294: Share Incentives

For small businesses attracting and retaining staff is often difficult especially when competing with large corporates who offer attractive benefits such as share schemes. Share incentives are an area often overlooked by smaller firms given that there is usually no traded market for the businesses’ shares.
June 06, 2019

TT293: Could you be Jointly Liable for your Co-Partner’s Inappropriate Conduct?

A Court of Appeal decision provides a warning to owners of businesses that trade as a Partnership. The Court held that a Partner was jointly and severally liable to a third party for the breach of fiduciary duty of another Partner.
March 26, 2019

TT292: Year End Tax Planning – 2018/19

‘When it’s gone, it’s gone’! After 5th April, it is simply too late to put certain tax strategies in place.
March 25, 2019

TT291: Prepare your business for leaving the EU without a deal

On the 1st March 2019, our TT289: Importing Goods to the UK in the event of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ was published.
March 21, 2019


On 12 February 2019, the Finance Act 2019 was given Royal Assent, which included the provision for the introduction of the new Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA) that was announced in the Autumn 2018 budget.
March 01, 2019

TT289: Importing Goods to the UK in the event of a ‘No Deal Brexit’

Transitional Simplified Procedures As part of the government’s preparation for Brexit, a new importation process has been announced in order to make importing easier than it would be for the initial period should the UK leave the EU with ‘no deal’ on 29th March 2019.
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