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HMRC unannounced visits are becoming the norm
Unannounced visits by HMRC carrying out inspections are becoming the norm. In this article we look at a recent client…
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Case study: The HMRC tactics for unrepresented taxpayers
Here’s how our Tax Investigations & Dispute Resolutions team recently helped a client to fast-track the conclusion of…
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Webinar: What to do if HMRC turn up at your doorstep
Watch our best practice webinar with PFP on why HMRC carries out unannounced visits and what to do if visited.…
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HMRC’s ‘tax avoidance’ ruling on Ingenious film financing scheme
HMRC adopts a tough line on tax avoidance schemes. This recent case before the Upper Tribunal (UT) highlights how HMRC…
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Case study: HMRC’s suspicions proven unfounded
Our Tax Investigations & Dispute Resolutions team helped a client under a COP9 investigation to prove his innocence of…
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What five key points should be taken away from our 2017 ‘Evening with HMRC’ event?
Our latest Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolution event provided attendees with an exclusive insight into HMRC's…
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Buzzacott wins 'Best outsourced operations/finance service'
Buzzacott are delighted to have received an award for 'Best outsourced operations/finance service' at the annual HFM…
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International Adviser Digital Magazine: Nowhere to hide
International Adviser recently published an article written by Mark Taylor, Head of Tax Investigations, on the…
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Changes to the VAT exemption for cost sharing groups
Following the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in a number of recent cases*, HMRC released…
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Buzzacott have been shortlisted for the 2018 Tolley’s Taxation Awards
We are delighted to announce that Buzzacott have been shortlisted for the 2018 Tolley’s Taxation Awards for the best…
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Buzzacott wins The Hedge Fund Journal Award
We are delighted to have received the award for 'Leading Accounting & Business Services Practice' at the annual Hedge…
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3 April 2018
Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program is ending
The IRS have confirmed that they will be closing the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on 28 September 2…
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Spring Statement 2018: Tech
The Spring Statement reconfirmed the government’s commitment to the technology sector, and there are some measures…
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Buzzacott successfully advise on a £3m Series A
Buzzacott have successfully advised Open Energy Market (‘OEM’), the UK’s leading online trading platform for…
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Iain Butler joins Buzzacott as R&D Tax Credits Director
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Iain Butler as R&D Tax Credits Director in our Corporate and Business…
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Businesses face substantial backdated holiday pay claims
The ECJ's decision in Mr King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited could create significant holiday pay liabilities for…
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The Future of Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS)
At the time of writing my last article there were concerns in the industry about what the future might hold for EIS,…
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What are the latest changes to salary sacrifice?
The 2016 Autumn Statement introduced important changes to the Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) of…
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Sleep ins – now entitled to National Minimum Wage
A recent ruling by an employment appeals tribunal stated that if an employee is required to be present at their place…
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Regular voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that payments for purely voluntary overtime should be included in…
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New non-domiciles opportunity for mixed funds
The UK government’s delayed changes to the Finance Bill 2017-19 regarding rules around non-dom’s, have now become…
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Which HR systems can really transform your organisation?
Investing in HR technology can transform your organisation…
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Sexual Harassment! Protect your employees!
Workplace sexual harassment claims are making headlines at a disturbing rate…
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What to do with employees who don’t want to lead?
What are the dangers of having a workforce that just don't want to lead? …
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Supporting equality in the workforce: Transgender workplace rights
In February 2018 Primark was ordered to pay £47,433.03 in damages when an employment tribunal ruled…
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Curators of the new business landscape - HR's role in preparing leaders
In the face of the changing business landscape, HR have a clear opportunity to drive the strategy of the business…
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Don't walk away from difficult partners
There are a range of ways that difficult partners can be dealt with through HR…
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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – Key action points for HR practitioners
HR professionals have control over some of the most sensitive personal information an organisation holds…
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How to avoid people-problem landmines
No matter what the situation is or who is involved, conflict of any kind can easily become damaging…
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What are the benefits of coaching to the organisation?
Living in an age where technology is advancing quickly and organisations need to keep up with the pace…
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What is a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) and how are they relevant to charities?
Charities with investment managers trading in investments or acting on their behalf may need to obtain an LEI code…
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Mastering tronc
There are some 150,000 businesses in the UK where tipping is common, but the practice is far from transparent…
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Case study: closed enquiry reopened and a late appeal accepted
View how we helped a client who approached our Tax Investigations & Dispute Resolutions team. HMRC’s Late Stage Debt…
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Case study: HMRC change decision regarding suspension of a careless penalty
In this case study we describe how our Tax Investigations & Dispute Resolutions team recently helped a client get…
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Best practice examples of auto-enrolment
As part of the research conducted by Buzzacott, in partnership with Meridian West, we gathered views…
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Is your investment portfolio performing?
2016 may have been contentious in the world of politics but it was a good year for stock markets…
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Does the death knell toll for the pension?
The Lifetime ISA landed in April 2016. A survey by MetLife showed that approximately 1.7m of Britain’s youngsters…
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Are you fulfilling your ongoing auto-enrolment duties?
As part of their ongoing auto-enrolment duties, every employer has to re-enrol eligible jobholders into a qualifying…
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All you need to know about maximising your pension
The rules around pension contributions have been tweaked in recent years, resulting in a system that offers more…
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Architects and R&D tax credits – what should you know?
Most architectural practices will have heard about R&D tax credits by now. Unfortunately, I find there is widespread…
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How to work with HMRC to secure your R&D tax credit
Submitting an R&D tax credit claim could be the first big interaction many new companies will have with HMRC…
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Two key parties have the power to shut down your business
They are the bank and the taxman. The journey of the entrepreneur does not always allow for forward planning. The…
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What’s the Buzz in the world of tech? From Phillip Hammond to Theranos
Four weeks can be a long time in the tech world. From IPOs to new technological developments – a lot can change. This…
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Dealing with disruption – be inspired not pressured by tech innovation
Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen once said “The concept of disruption is about competitive…
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Life at Buzzacott: In conversation with our apprentice, Daniel Cattrall
Apprenticeships are becoming a more popular choice, combining on the job training with more formal learning…
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Does my UK subsidiary need an audit?
Small standalone UK companies and LLPs are exempt from audit. If the entity is in a group, however…
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Why have an audit?
An audit provides a high level of assurance for a company and in some circumstances, is required by law.…
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Billon graduates from the sandbox with flying colours
Robert Kaluza, Chief Operating Officer at Billon – a fast-growing fintech firm – talks about the FCA sandbox…
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What’s the Buzz? From the sharing of personal data to the use of AI to fight crime
From the sharing of personal data to the use of AI to fight crime, recent events have brought us truly fascinating…
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Authenticity: The key to thriving in the future of fintech
The fintech sector’s success is built on speed: how quickly these companies have been able to adapt…
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Find the Sheryl to your Mark: why the right people strategy matters for growing tech companies
When you’re looking to grow your business, it can be hard to know where to focus your energy…
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Event overview - R&D: How to keep HMRC (and your bank balance) happy
Last week I had a really interesting round table discussion with a group of London’s most innovative…
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What financial matters do you need to consider when setting up a new business?
Since Brexit threatened to close down on non-UK business owners working in the UK, we have seen a steady rise…
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What can law firms do to make themselves more Accounts Rules compliant?
We’ve put together some handy housekeeping tips which will help make your firm more Accounts Rules compliant.…
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Tax case: Taxpayer's error - careless NOT deliberate
HMRC can make mistakes; this article shows why taxpayers should consider challenging HMRC assumptions…
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What five key points should be taken away from the PFP 2017 UK Tax Investigations Conference?
Mark Taylor, Head of Buzzacott’s Tax Investigation & Dispute Resolution, was invited to speak at their most recent…
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PrimeGlobal facts and figures
PrimeGlobal is one of the largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world…
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Stepping Stones: What Americans in the UK need to know about divorce
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the US tax deductions for alimony payments for post-2018 divorce agreements…
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Stepping Stones: What Americans in the UK need to know about taxation for children
When you have a child who is a US citizen, there are certain tax filing requirements that need to be considered…
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US Tax Reform – the basics for US individuals in the UK
Most of the changes seen from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act 2017 will be effective 1 January 2018…
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Top tips for expatriate payroll reporting obligations
Using real-life scenarios here we share our top tips to consider when setting up payroll for expatriates, and what you…
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2017 US Tax Year End Planning
As the US tax year draws to a close, what steps do you need to take to minimize your tax exposure? Will the proposed 201…
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Stepping Stones: What Americans need to know about owning UK property
Whether you are buying your first home, or investing in real estate, owning UK property as an American…
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Stepping Stones: US citizens setting up a UK business
When thinking about setting up a UK company, there is no one size fits all solution.…
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Stepping Stones: Protect your investments and pensions as an American in the UK
If you’re a US Citizen living in the UK, you need to carefully plan your investment strategy…
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Stepping Stones: What Americans need to know when arriving in the UK
So you’ve just landed in the UK, or maybe you’re just about to move over. You probably have a million things…
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Asian investors shouldn’t hurry to restructure US assets
Following an interview with Buzzacott Partners Carlo Gray and Scott Barber, Asian Private Banker reported…
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The exchange factor
In the light of recent shocks in global politics, we have been busy reviewing changes…
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Brit Expats “thinking twice” about returning home
Asian Private Banker recently wrote an article on the UK non-domiciled tax rules following a phone interview with…
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What US tax issues are there for US taxpayers with foreign trusts?
US beneficiaries and owners of a foreign (non-US) trust can have complex US reporting…
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How does a trust become a US problem?
Global mobility is on the increase with more and more organisations moving towards globally…
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Britain in Hong Kong Magazine: A UK tax deadline not to be missed
One of the most important deadlines of recent note…
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I'm 'offshore': How can I have a UK tax problem?
If you are an individual, trustee or director/shareholder of a non-UK company (or equivalent entities…
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HMRC's liberal use of penalties checked
HMRC are becoming increasingly aggressive in the issuing and pursuit of penalties…
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Non-UK resident trusts: IHT and UK residential property - beware of the two-year tail
From 6 April 2017, offshore companies owning UK residential property or having used loans to buy/maintain such property…
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Exposing the 60% income tax rate
Although it’s commonly thought that the highest UK Income Tax rate is 45%, there’s a quirk in the system which…
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UK tax rules for non-resident entertainers and sportspeople
Non-UK resident entertainers and sportspeople, and those that employ/hire them, can be liable to UK tax on performances…
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Gifts from the bank of Mum or Dad
As more young people turn to the bank of mum and dad, or grandparents, for help getting on to the property ladder,…
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Academies and VAT - To register or not to register?
Over the last couple of years, conversion to academy status has gathered pace. Academy status brings with it various…
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Annual reporting for employee share and share option plans
Did you know? All reporting for the tax year ending 5 April 2017 must be done through the HMRC Employment Related…
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Tax efficient giving
This Charity Tax brief explains how you can make the most from the donations that you receive. …
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Fundraising events: VAT and direct tax
One of the most valuable and widely used VAT reliefs from which charities benefit is their ability to exempt from VAT,…
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Academies – common tax pitfalls, risks and opportunities
In spite of their publicly funded position, academies are largely subject to the same tax requirements and issues as…
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GDPR challenges faced by charities and how to prepare for them
All organisations hold personal data on their systems that must be protected. The General Data Protection Regulation…
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Hospital charities and reflections on the revised SORP
For many in the charity sector, the new Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (“SORP 2015”) was anticipated…
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Pros and cons of using a trading subsidiary
There are a number of considerations that charities and their trustees need to take into account when deciding on…
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One stop shop for Social Business start ups in the UK
Whether you are starting a new social business or wishing to expand your existing business into the UK, there is a maze…
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29 August 2018
Our clients are what make our job interesting
Clients approach us from diverse backgrounds with an assortment of challenges that are not always financial. Here, our…
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30 August 2018
Excitement, Education and Confidence – the ingredients to bring more women into tech
Excitement, Education and Confidence – the ingredients to bring more women into tech…
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23 August 2018
Four funding lessons from the founding of Facebook
Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg faced questions before Congress in what tech journalists everywhere dubbed the…
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How tech companies can avoid being caught off-side: lessons from VAR Technology
How tech companies can avoid being caught off-side: lessons from VAR Technology…
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When a Data Subject Access Request is not all it seems!
There are concerns that the Data Subject Access Request widely publicised as part of our rights under GDPR might be…
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An Entrepreneurs' Story
Buzzacott’s Matthew Katz and Philip Walters caught up with Frank Murphy to talk about his experience of selling BTC…
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Entrepreneurs' Relief: Extension to qualifying conditions
The government has launched a consultation to review how individuals who own at least 5% of the shares in a trading…
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6 September 2017
Risky business – accounting for dilapidations
HMRC have recently been querying dilapidations provisions which are provisions made in advance for payments due at the…
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The basics of US Estate and UK Inheritance Tax
We have put together a detailed insight to give you a summary of some of the basic UK Inheritance Tax and US Estate Tax…
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Retention of accounting records and other corporate records
One of the most common questions that clients ask us is, “How long should we retain our accounting records?”…
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What is a micro-entity?
Micro-entities are very small UK companies or LLPs. Your company may be a micro-entity if it meets two of the three…
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1 February 2020
What is high performance working?
High performance working (HPW) is about creating a culture where there is transparency, trust and open lines of…
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6 September 2015
Summer Budget 2015: Simplification of consortium relief rules
Summer Budget 2015: Simplification of consortium relief rules…
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6 September 2017
Agent or principal? - The importance of contracts
Agent or principal? - The importance of contracts…
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Financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for small to mid-tier architecture practices
For small to mid-tier architecture practices, financial KPIs can help you manage your business and benchmark yourself…
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The data security issues facing membership organisations
Membership organisations hold personal data on their systems that must be protected. …
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6 August 2018
What HR issues will you need to tackle in 2018?
To help you settle back into the swing of things following the festive break, we’ve created a brief overview of the…
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2 July 2018
Top 10 tips for buying out shareholders
Buying out other shareholders can be complicated. In this article, Partner and Head of our Corporate Finance team, Matt…
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6 September 2017
Insurance, compensation and Capital Gains Tax
If you’ve received money under an insurance policy or as compensation, you should be aware of the potential Capital…
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6 September 2017
How to account for VAT on Counsel's fees
The Law Society offers two approaches to dealing with VAT on Counsel’s fees.…
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12 September 2018
Breaking free from traditional VC funding – and here’s how
where do you look when VC funding isn’t for you?…
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2 July 2018
Kids Company - The lessons no trustee can afford to ignore
Kids Company - The lessons no trustee can afford to ignore…
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A simple move for happy hospitality staff
Appointing an independent troncmaster allows for the fair and transparent pooling and distribution of tips.…
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23 July 2018
Making tax digital for VAT
From 2019 most VAT registered UK businesses above the VAT registration threshold, will need to comply with Making Tax…
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20 September 2018
What five key points should be taken away from our latest ‘Evening with HMRC’ event?
We take a look at the five key points following our latest ‘Evening with HMRC’ event…
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The importance of a strong finance function
Meera Shah, Corporate Finance discusses the issues for SME scale-ups when they don't have a proper finance function in…
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1 February 2017
Buzzacott named 'Leading UK Manager Audit Practice'
Buzzacott named 'Leading UK Manager Audit Practice'…
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25 September 2018
Requirement to Correct – Last chance saloon
Taxpayers have until 30 September 2018 under the Requirement to Correct legislation to register their intention to discl…
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25 September 2018
Dancer successfully challenges HMRC
In a recent tax case, Gemma Daniels v HMRC, the FTT held that claims for outfits and cosmetics were permitted.…
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25 September 2018
Uncooperative behaviour not deliberate concealment
Mark Taylor give his thoughts on a recent tax case 'Romie Tager and others v HMRC”…
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26 September 2018
Buzzacott’s Priya Mehta named in 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds report
The Hedge Fund Journal in association with EY published their 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds report.…
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1 October 2018
Buzzacott elects Tony Hopson as new Managing Partner
Buzzacott has appointed Tony Hopson as managing partner, taking effect from 1 October 2018.…
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Our thoughts: Government postpone legislation regarding tips
Mark Taylor offers his thoughts on the government's plan to prevent restaurants from taking deductions from tips…
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10 October 2018
An HR Check Up: an opportunity not to be missed
Doug Farrow, Director of our HR consutlancy team, addresses why your academy should review their HR policies.…
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Promoting positive mental health in the workplace
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Our HR Consultants provide key actions for…
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9 October 2018
How to retain your employees
For organisations to deliver their strategic objectives, they must ensure skill and knowledge are retained.…
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10 October 2018
Embedding policies in charities: What’s the ‘tone at the top’?
This article puts forward key things to consider around policy setting, and key take-aways into how charities can…
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10 October 2018
How SMEs can still attract top talent – even during Brexit
Here’s how SMEs can continue to attract top talent – even during Brexit …
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10 October 2018
Why UK tech companies can’t compete with the likes of Uber
Buzzacott's Tech Partner, Simon Wax, highlights the three major challenges UK tech businesses face.…
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10 October 2018
Four moments when tech founders should ask: Is it time to get help with our finances?
In the early days of a growing tech business, you discover lots of skills you didn’t know you had.…
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How R&D tax credits can incentivise the technology sector to get creative and experiment
As recently reported investment in the UK’s technology sector from Europe has grown over 20% and the total amount…
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18 October 2018
Cashback incentives - the key to success for scaling tech companies
Cashback incentives are the key to help scaling tech companies find success – here’s why…
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2 November 2018
2019 National Living/Minimum Wage
With changes to the NLW set to be implemented from April 2019, our Troncmaster team look at the latest figures released.…
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2 November 2018
Termination payments- NIC changes
Class 1A NIC employer charges on termination payments of more than £30,000 are now due to come into effect in April 201…
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30 October 2018
Budget 2018: How will it impact charities?
The Autumn Budget brings some good news for the Charity sector…
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HR in hospitality: are you covered?
Crippling fines, criminal conviction and possible closure of your business. Is your hospitality business HR compliant?…
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26 October 2018
The US opportunity
The US has become a true exit option for the UK; US purchasers are showing an increased appetite for acquiring UK…
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29 October 2018
2018 Budget: What do I need to know?
With Brexit continuing to hang over us, the Budget 2018 was presented in a positive manner…
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1 November 2018
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail: How UK Fintech companies can capitalise on the hot sector
From 3D printing to blockchain and even quantum computing, it’s hard to say what will dominate the headlines in the…
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1 November 2018
The Perfect Match – finding the right partner to invest and grow your business
Securing funding can be critical for the development of a small business, particularly in sectors as fast moving and…
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1 November 2018
Growing up and moving out
September is officially the ‘back to school’ month. And as one and a half million young people pack up and move…
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2 November 2018
2018 US Tax Year End Planning
As 2018 draws to a close, we look at some of this year's key US tax changes, as well as some important year-end…
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2 November 2018
2018 US Tax Year End Planning: Tax Reform
Some of the most significant changes this year, related to our US clients who had control over a foreign corporation…
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2 November 2018
Utilising unused 2018 allowances or deferring income to 2019
Should you look at spreading income over two tax years?…
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2 November 2018
2018 US Tax Year End Planning: Estate & Gift Tax
Are you aware of any potential tax efficient gifts that could be considered before year-end?…
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2 November 2018
2018 US Tax Year End Planning: Pensions
Taxpayers holding traditional IRAs or 401(k) plans continue to be able to convert them to a Roth IRA…
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2 November 2018
2018 US Tax Year End Planning: Mortgage Redemptions
Beware of a tax trap for those US taxpayers who have a non-US (i.e. UK) mortgage and are about to sell their property…
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2 November 2018
UK Tax Payments timed before or after 31 December 2018
Making payments before the Christmas holiday season avoids last-minute problems …
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2 November 2018
2018 US Tax Year End Planning: Key deadlines
There are other important dates that you may need to be aware of, but here are some of the key US and UK tax deadlines…
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5 November 2018
What’s the Buzz? A positive outlook for autumn
The change of seasons brings exciting new developments for the tech industry – both good and bad.…
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5 November 2018
You say tomato
Avoiding misunderstandings is vital when selling a UK business to a US buyer - even if they speak the same language.…
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A 'how to' guide for tech firms when considering your R&D strategy
Being a scaling tech company at times can seem like competing in a very fast contest and keeping ahead of your…
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Top 10 tips for setting up a successful business
Setting up a business is often a learn-as-you-go process, but the more smart decisions you make early on, the better…
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19 November 2018
Update Bulletin Two: What has changed after updates to the SORP?
The SORP committee issued an update bulletin to bring the SORP in line with FRS 102. Katharine Patel of Buzzacott looks…
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Is scaling up right for you?
Manager, Meera Shah, shares her insights from SVC2UK's events last week - is scaling up right for your business?…
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29 November 2018
SOC VAT Consultants joins Buzzacott
Top 25 accountancy firm Buzzacott, joins with renowned charity sector VAT specialists SOC VAT Consultants…
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3 December 2018
Buzzacott leads the way for overall service in the Charity auditor awards 2018
Buzzacott has been recognised as a leading auditor in the Charity Finance Audit Survey 2018 …
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The mistakes most scale-ups make...
The team's takeaways from SVC2UK: The mistakes most scale-ups make...…
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7 December 2018
Our thoughts: UK to suspend Tier 1 Investor Visa programme
The tier 1 visa also known as the 'golden visa' for the super rich will be suspended to allow the Home Office to…
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4 January 2019
Buzzacott celebrates 100 years of business
2019 marks 100 years of business for Buzzacott. With our origins starting after the First World War with Fred…
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UK tax year-end planning
Most US citizens and long-term residents (green card holders) living in the UK are subject to tax in both the US and…
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UK tax year-end planning: foreign tax credits
We normally advise clients to consider making an upfront UK tax payment before 31 December …
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UK tax year-end planning: offshore income gains
US taxpayers should be aware that non-US collective investments can be caught by punitive PFIC rules…
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UK tax year-end planning: non-UK domicile rules
There is still time to see whether there are income tax or inheritance tax planning opportunities…
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UK tax year-end planning: UK Inheritance Tax (IHT)
Planning with trusts to mitigate UK IHT can work effectively for a US taxpayer…
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UK tax year-end planning: Entrepreneurs’ Relief
Sadly, there is no US equivalent to Entrepreneurs’ Relief for the sale of UK businesses, so a gain that is subject to…
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UK tax year-end planning: Income tax and Capital Gains Tax
UK tax-advantaged investments rarely have any beneficial impact on the US liability but can be effective in reducing UK…
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UK tax year-end planning: pension planning
UK pension planning can still often be effective at reducing the global tax rate in the short and longer term…
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Investing in 2019: Endurance is key
What should your focus be in 2019 for your investment portfolio? …
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Taking hold of Making Tax Digital
Good news: after many delays and false dawns, the age of digital tax appears to be upon us…
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Stepping Stones: Estate and inheritance tax planning
Like with income tax planning, US citizens living in the UK need to consider both US and UK tax rules when it comes to…
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Have charities responded to the changing expectations?
In light of the heavily-publicised charity scandals of the last few years, Eddie Finch, a Partner in our Charity and…
Read more 20190124
Successfully scaling: The art of growing successfully
In 2018, Business Insider reported that the UK fintech sector received the most funding globally, already surpassing…
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Knowing your worth: A mergers and acquisitions guide
While mega deals naturally make for bigger headlines, the smaller merger and acquisition (M&A) deals are often more…
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“The Generation Games” – Succession Planning and Pensions
Wise pension planning can potentially be used to benefit multiple generations in a family…
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End of an era: leading through change – interview with Amanda Francis
2018 brought a change of leadership for Buzzacott, former Managing Partner Amanda Francis shares her thoughts on eight…
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The Inside View: Tech and HR in 2019
We sit down with Buzzacott’s specialist Tech team and HR Consultancy to get their thoughts on what 2019 might bring.…
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Same Buzzacott, only smarter.
In September 2018, Buzzacott revealed their new brand and website, read about the thinking behind the change…
Read more 20190128
How can I better position my business for the next step?
Corporate Finance Manager, Anna-Louise Shipley shares her top tips entrepreneurial businesses…
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4 February 2019
Zero rate certificates for charity buildings – a new policy?
Two recent cases regarding the issue of zero rate certificates for charity buildings have highlighted the danger of…
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8 February 2019
HMRC update VAT guidance on Sponsorship
HMRC has published the updated Sponsorship VAT Notice 701/41. Paragraphs 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 4.3 have been amended to…
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8 February 2019
Buzzacott wins at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards
Buzzacott honoured at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards for the third consecutive year…
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Our thoughts: Has HMRC become an unstoppable beast?
The beast that is now HMRC is the most aggressive and powerful I've seen in my time…
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FYRE Festival: How Due Diligence could have put out the FYRE
Being the accountants that we are, we couldn’t help but identify areas where our diligence work would have raised red…
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Reassuring your employees through Brexit anxiety
On the 29 March 2019, just under three years since Britain chose to leave the European Union, the UK is expected to…
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The importance of pre-employment background checking
Pre-employment background checking can highlight potential problems with a prospective employee prior to appointment.…
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Vouchers - VAT treatment changed
From 1 January 2019, changes were made to the VAT treatment of vouchers and your business could be affected. …
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HMRC announces change to VAT treatment of deposits
If you receive deposits from your customers for goods or services you could be affected by HMRC’s recent…
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Top tips for architects when claiming R&D tax credits
Building designs and innovation can trigger R&D tax credits. Find out how to build a superior claim.…
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It's more than 'Managing Millennials'
Guido Stein in his article for Forbes ‘Nine Tips For Managing Millennials’ anticipated that by 2025 millennials…
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Looking to sell your business? Consider the art of value
The art of value is about determining both the financial and non-financial factors that affect the presentation of your…
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Good housekeeping – tax year end planning
Checklist if you are making best use of available allowances…
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An introduction to charity VAT - five things to take away
Take a look at the five main points from our recent charity VAT event…
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Event overview: R&D tax credits for architects
It was a pleasure to host another breakfast roundtable last week for a group of London’s most inventive and…
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20 March 2019
Buzzacott shortlisted; Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2019
We are pleased to announce that Buzzacott has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Tax Disputes/Investigations Team’ at…
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22 March 2019
Buzzacott shortlisted in Citywealth Awards 2019
Buzzacott has been named as a finalist in the Citywealth Brand Management & Reputation Awards 2019 …
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How tax incentives can help businesses improve cash flow
Across London, many businesses are hitting cash flow challenges they are unsure of how to tackle. Perhaps…
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30 April 2019
Gift Aid updates April 2019 – What does this mean for charities?
Recent Gift Aid changes could mean big changes for your charity…
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Record keeping for professional practices
See all your record keeping obligations for professional practices in one place…
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Is now the right time for your business to raise finance?
Use our five key considerations as the framework to establish the position of your business and whether now is the…
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Going digital and staying compliant: What charities need to know about online fundraising
Going digital and staying compliant: What charities need to know about online fundraising…
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What to expat when you're expecting
5 top tips for first time parents of a US child – from an expatriate tax expert and proud father.…
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Stepping Stones: What US persons need to know about trusts
This Stepping Stone focuses on the tax issues that US beneficiaries face.…
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Annual reporting for employee share and share option plans by 6 July 2022
Deadline: Annual reporting for employee share and share option plans by 6 July 2022…
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What impact will Brexit have on funding for tech businesses?
With a lot of uncertainty around Brexit, many tech businesses are understandably concerned that grants backed by the EU…
Read more 20190521
Buzzacott wins at the Tolley’s Taxation Awards 2019
Our Tax Investigations and Dispute Resolutions team commended for technical expertise and empathetic approach at the…
Read more 20190517
R&D tax credits are not just for ‘tech’ firms
It seems like there is a tech for every sector these days. The question is who can claim outside of the tech bubble?…
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29 May 2019
VAT partial exemption and Capital Goods Scheme
Could the admin headache for charities regarding partial exemption finally be over?…
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29 May 2019
Energy saving materials – change to availability of 5% VAT rate
Could this be the VAT relief housing associations and charities have been waiting for?…
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29 May 2019
Interest charges remain on corrected VAT errors
Even the largest organisations can fall foul of VAT, find out how it happened to G4S…
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Does my FCA-regulated firm need an audit?
The FCA rules do not dictate whether the firms that they regulate need statutory audits of their accounts – the rules…
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7 June 2019
Blood in the water – the suspension of the Woodford Equity Income and active management
Read our thoughts on active management and why it may not be the best way to invest…
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What Woodford's failure could mean for the Growth Capital market
Neil Woodford is probably the UK's best-known fund manager and has a great track record, however a number of poor…
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12 June 2019
The future of audit
See how the future of audit may shape up in the coming years.…
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12 June 2019
Buzzacott recognised as one of the top private client accountancy firms
Find out why our Private Client team were recognised by eprivateclient.…
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Stepping Stones: Brits moving to the US
In our latest Stepping Stone we turn our attention to Brits moving to the US…
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14 June 2019
Tech investment: How to standout
Simon Wax shares his top 5 tips on how to stand out for tech investment…
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20 June 2019
Buzzacott wins gold at the Citywealth Awards 2019
Read how our refreshed brand and challenge-focused website won Gold at the Citywealth Brand Management & Reputation Awar…
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Which architectural projects are eligible for R&D tax credits?
As an architect, you may not know when you’re undertaking activities that are eligible for R&D tax credits. However,…
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24 June 2019
Partial exemption in the cultural sector – a win against HMRC
In the case of Royal Opera House (ROH) the First Tier Tribunal has held that ROH’s production costs have a direct and…
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24 June 2019
Nominal rent is not a business activity
Glasgow School of Art (GSA) incurred VAT on a major refurbishment project and sought to reclaim this VAT by exercising…
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So you’ve successfully raised finance, what’s next?
As an entrepreneur, raising finance will be a significant goal in the high-growth phase of your business. However, once…
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1 October 2021
Leadership succession
Leading a successful organisation is one thing, but preparing for a change in leadership can be where leaders fail.…
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Utilising recruitment as a tool for employee engagement
With the recruitment industry growing and staff turnover high, how do you find the right people for your vacant roles?…
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When does your organisation need HR support?
As soon as your employ someone in your business, people issues arise. Read more about the best way to tackle HR…
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Does your software development qualify for R&D tax credits?
Many businesses are investing in IT or software development and subsequently could be eligible to claim R&D tax credits.…
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8 July 2019
University of Cambridge VAT case – a costly blow for Charities
In a decision likely to substantially increase costs of many charitable organisations, the CJEU has ruled that the…
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Can your charity claim Gift Aid on membership subscriptions?
Claiming gift aid on membership subscriptions…
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A United Approach podcast
In the latest episode, Buzzacott's Carlo Gray joins podcast host, Robert Paul of London & Capital and Richard Rogerson…
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25 July 2019
Estate planning to secure your family’s financial future
However young and healthy you may be now, getting your own affairs in order now will spare your loved ones difficulties…
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25 July 2019
Life policies after death – avoid this common pitfall
Don't end up with this potentially large tax liability…
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25 July 2019
HMRC phone scams are on the rise – how to protect yourself
Phone scams are more sophisticated than ever, be prepared with these simple tips…
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Decrypting cryptoassets – the UK personal tax implications
The values of these assets have seen astronomical growth, which has led to some individuals making significant…
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25 July 2019
Making Tax Digital update - what this means for the tax return
The tax return has flown under the radar under MTD, but what does the future hold?…
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Planning for your future and the succession of your business
Succession planning can sometimes feel like trying to exit Bank Underground station…
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Thinking about selling residential property?
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for residential property has undergone significant changes to reporting and payment deadlines,…
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Questions to ask when choosing your R&D tax credits adviser
Have you ever Googled ‘R&D’ and felt lost browsing through the endless list of advisers? …
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Academies Financial Handbook 2019 – What you need to know
Here are the vital changes all Trusts have to be up to speed on before the 1 September 2019…
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13 August 2019
Charity tax statistics for 2018/19 published by HMRC
How will the charity sector respond to these interesting statistics?…
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14 August 2019
Buzzacott shortlisted in the Citywealth Awards
Buzzacott has been shortlisted at both the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020 and also the Future Leaders Awards 2019…
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Investing: Accumulation not speculation
Active funds do not always add value in the long term or during volatile market conditions. Still not convinced? …
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The impact of the 2017 deemed domicile changes
After the deemed domicile reforms were introduced in April 2017, many believed the number of UK non-doms would decrease…
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Retail Gift Aid – How it works
See if you are set up perfectly to benefit from Retail Gift Aid. No? Here's how to get it right…
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Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme for academies and MATs – worth £2,000 per school per year?
Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme for academies and MATs – worth £2,000 per school per year?…
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VAT and solicitors services – Common pitfalls to avoid
Disbursements, place of supply and recharges, here's why you should know the difference. …
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Embedding policies in charities part two: Could it happen to us?
See the questions to think about when embedding policies, see if you can answer these questions about your own charity…
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24 September 2019
BBC presenters under the spotlight – HMRC wins IR35 appeal
See how three BBC presenters lost their IR35 case…
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New tax reporting reliefs for expatriating US citizens
The IRS has announced a new procedure specifically for US citizens who have, or intend to, expatriate and give up their…
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GDPR: One year on
Have you got all the right processes in place yet?…
Read more 20190925
The Good Work Plan: The largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights
Employers are now required to provide payslips with an itemised breakdown…
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Get ready for April 2020, review your annual leave policy
Find out more about what you should put in place around annual leave entitlements…
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Appraising staff appraisals
Appraisals are an incredibly important part of employee capability and performance management. Are you using the right…
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Stepping Stones: What do Americans in the UK need to know about marriage and tax?
When thinking about marriage, tax probably won't be one of the first things that spring to mind…
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Dealing with an approach
Often our first dealings with a business is when they have been approached by a prospective purchaser. Here, we…
Read more 20191018
Commonly missed activity in architects' R&D tax credit claims
Most architects work collaboratively with other professionals to achieve common goals that go beyond aesthetic…
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7 November 2019
Is it time to invest in your cyber health?
Is it time to invest in your cyber health?…
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Gift Aid – How giving to charity can reduce your tax bill
Donating to your favourite charities can have a feel good effect but did you know that your generosity could also…
Read more 20191031
What to do when someone dies – your financial obligations
We've put together a summary of the steps required, looking at Inheritance tax, personal tax and other issues.…
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30 October 2019
Additional conditions for Entrepreneurs’ Relief – ensure you still qualify
Read this important note regarding the criteria to qualify…
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How to claim R&D tax credits before your first tax return
Initiatives like Advance Assurance are there to help ease the process of claiming R&D tax credits for new businesses. …
Read more 20191104
Academies: Internal scrutiny requirements from September 2019
Find the new changes academies have to make here…
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Changes to the Directors’ report and Strategic report
This legislation has new requirements for disclosures in the Directors’ report and Strategic report for some…
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7 November 2019
Visual Data Media Services Acquires MX1 UK Limited
We'd like to congratulate Visual Data Media Service on its recent acquisition of a London content services firm MX1…
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11 November 2019
Changes to VAT group registration
Up to now only corporate bodies were able to form a VAT group (mainly companies and LLPs). From 1 November VAT grouping…
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13 November 2019
HMRC compliance crackdown
Are you aware of the latest HMRC Compliance Crackdown on offshore trusts and UK residential property?…
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Is lack of knowledge a reasonable excuse for failing to correct?
We explore whether not knowing about the RTC deadline is a reasonable excuse for not correcting offshore non-compliance…
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14 November 2019
HMRC’s change of approach to tax avoidance penalties
Here, our Tax Investigations team summarise how this change could impact future disputes and tax avoidance cases.…
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What is it really like to be investigated by HMRC?
Hear the experiences of clients who had sought assistance with HMRC investigations from Buzzacott.…
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Case study: HMRC accepts undeclared overseas benefits disclosure within two weeks
Find out how we demonstrated that undeclared benefits received from overseas company for our client did not warrant the…
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HMRC and Teksolutions-Inc Ltd: no records for R&D expenditure – no claim
R&D tax credit update: no records for expenditure – no claim…
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The SRA Accounts Rules 2019 – Five key areas
With the SRA 2019 Rules having been in place for quite a while now, we take a look at the five main areas of change.…
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3 December 2019
Eight common Gift Aid issues to look out for
View these common Gift Aid issue and make sure you aren't one of the many charities that come unstuck when claiming…
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3 December 2019
Are P11D benefits and expenses forms all but redundant?
Will HMRC remove the P11D process altogether? Graham Clow, Associate Director in our Payroll team, explores here…
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4 December 2019
HMRC challenging National Minimum Wage breaches regarding uniforms
Mark Taylor shares how HMRC are increasing the number of challenges related to NMW breaches regarding uniforms…
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4 December 2019
Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill announcement
How can businesses champion the allocation of tips prior to the Employment Bill legislation being implemented?…
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5 December 2019
What will the UK General Election mean for your investments
What will the UK General Election mean for your investments…
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Using share option schemes to create more business value
As an entrepreneur, your team is likely to be the biggest asset in your business. To incentivise early staff and…
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How to attract funding for international expansion
As an experienced business owner, you’d like to assume that you’re fully aware of how to approach funding for…
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The pros and cons of growth by acquisition
As an experienced business owner, you’d like to assume that you’re fully aware of how to approach funding for…
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What should scaling companies look for when seeking investment?
The importance of finding the right investor was discussed at last month’s Scale-up Masterclass.…
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3 March 2020
Buzzacott's CSR report 2018-19
We’re delighted to share our latest CSR report with you, illustrating the different activities that make up…
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20 December 2019
How to avoid unpaid data protection fees
How to avoid unpaid data protection fees…
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Stepping Stones: What Americans need to know about repatriating to the US
When an American expat repatriates to the US, it is not necessarily the end of their US/UK tax journey. …
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8 February 2021
Electronic editions of newspapers and e-books – lastest case news
The Court of Appeal has found for HMRC in the News Corp case on the VAT liability of e-newspapers supplied before 1 May …
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20 November 2020
New off-payroll working rules (IR35) – what your charity needs to do before April 2021
View the steps you need to become IR35 compliant…
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20 January 2020
Investment Review of 2019
We review what became a positive year and provide some thoughts for 2020, as we enter another year of uncertainty.…
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Professional Practices - The importance of sharing financial information
See the three mains reasons why sharing financial information makes a difference to your firm…
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22 January 2020
The end of Entrepreneurs’ Relief?
What action should you take before 11 March? The Government’s planned review of the relief could affect your gains. …
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21 September 2020
Charities - VAT on social media advertising
Earlier this month, HMRC confirmed that the majority of digital advertising supplied to charities is zero rated for…
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2 January 2020
Capel Manor College’s acquisition of Hadlow College’s Mottingham Campus
Buzzacott advise on Capel Manor College’s acquisition of Hadlow’s Mottingham Campus…
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Pensions landscape: What you need to know
Check out the latest news on pensions and see if you may be affected…
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17 February 2020
Buzzacott supports PiLON on £1.5 million fundraise from Caple
We are delighted to have supported PiLON in their successful £1.5 million fundraise through Caple.…
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The UK’s offshore funds regime and reporting fund status (‘RFS’)
The UK’s offshore funds regime and reporting fund status (‘RFS’)…
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Controlled Foreign Corporations and the impact of GILTI
If you're a US shareholder of a controlled corporation (CFC), meaning you own more than 50% of the total value or…
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19 February 2020
Tech roundtable highlights: How to maximise your R&D tax credit claim
Tech roundtable highlights: How to maximise your R&D tax credit claim…
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12 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: what do you need to know?
Newly appointed Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first Budget speech today, the first opportunity to set out the…
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12 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: what do not-for-profits need to know?
As forecast, there was very little reference in the Budget to the not-for-profit sector, …
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12 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: what do businesses need to know?
Following recent press business owners awaited the Spring Budget to see the new government’s approach to business. …
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12 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: what do individuals need to know?
We saw significant pension change, relatively minor but positive tax changes, unwelcome changes to Entrepreneurs’…
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19 February 2020
2020 National Living/Minimum Wage – ensure you’re compliant
Samantha Newton shares how a National Living/Minimum Wage review can ensure your business remains compliant and avoid…
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LLP or LTD - What’s the best structure for your business?
Find out the pros and cons and what's best for your organisation…
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Any loss will do? The Lloyd-Webbers' terminated contracts – First Tier Tribunal decision
See what this decision might mean for you…
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Where is my cryptocurrency?
In this article we examine HM Revenue and Customs guidance regarding the location of cryptocurrencies for tax purposes…
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28 February 2020
Trusts – Not a dirty word
Might it be time to consider how a trust could work for you?…
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Commonplace £3 million fundraise from Beringea
We are delighted to have supported Commonplace in their successful £3 million fundraise from Beringea.…
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The coronavirus and financial markets
Are investors right to be concerned for their assets? Our experts review what the current market trends mean.…
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11 March 2020
Brexit: Postponed accounting for import VAT from 1 January 2021
VAT registered businesses can opt to pay import VAT due on EU and non-EU goods via their VAT returns from 1 January 2021…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Changes to capital allowances
A number of changes to capital allowances were announced at the Budget including an increase in the structures and…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge for non-UK residents to go ahead
Non-UK residents purchasing residential property in England and Northern Ireland, read on …
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Capital gains tax relief for loans to traders
The existing capital gains tax relief for irrecoverable loans to traders is to be extended to cover loans to businesses…
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Spring Budget 2020: Tapered pension allowance – winners and losers
The pensions annual allowance being slashed to £4,000 for those with income over £300,000 is further evidence of…
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Spring Budget 2020: Employment taxes
The Budget saw a confirmed increase in the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) Employment Allowance, alongside…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Budget focuses on research & development but limited changes to the tax credit scheme
The 2020 Budget was surprisingly light on changes to R&D tax credits.…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Charity, education and not-for-profit summary
As predicted, there was very little reference in the Budget to the charity and not-for-profit sector.…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: New plastic packaging tax
The 2018 Budget announced a new tax on plastic packaging, with less than 30% recycled plastic to tackle single use…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Entrepreneurs’ Relief lifetime allowance slashed
Entrepreneurs’ Relief provides for a 10% rate of Capital Gains Tax instead of 20% when business owners dispose of all…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Surprise hike in Junior ISA allowance
Although today’s Budget produced little in giveaways for the adults among us, there was a surprise increase to Junior …
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: The Chancellor’s fight back against Coronavirus
“The Budget takes place against the backdrop of the global outbreak of COVID-19…The Budget sets out a plan to…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Compensation payments exempt from inheritance tax
Payments under various compensation schemes are to be exempted from inheritance tax (IHT) in the recipient’s estate.…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Corporate capital loss restriction
For accounting periods ending on or after 1 April 2020 companies making chargeable gains will only be able to offset up…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Further corporate intangible assets changes
Changes were announced to allow companies who acquire pre-Finance Act 2002 intangible fixed assets (e.g. I.P.,…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Pensions – the small print
Aside from the headline grabbing news, there were also increases announced to the pension lifetime allowance and a…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Digital Services tax
This new tax will be reportable and payable under the UK Corporation Tax framework…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: The UK – a domicile of choice for closed ended alternative fund holding vehicles?
The government will conduct a review of the UK funds regime.…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Non-UK Resident Companies with UK property income now subject to Corporation Tax
Additional changes have been announced to ensure that Finance Act 2019 rules that bring non-UK resident companies…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Implementation of recommendations from the Morse independent review
HMRC have adopted the recommended changes …
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: Rationalising top slicing relief on life policy gains
Changes are designed to ensure that top slicing relief (TSR) operates fairly,…
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11 March 2020
Spring Budget 2020: HMRC move up the creditor hierarchy for taxes in insolvency
See how this change could affect your debt recovery…
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13 March 2020
Madgex acquired by Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc.
We are delighted to have provided lead advisory on the sale of Madgex to Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc.…
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Advice for US citizens setting up a business in the UK
Due to the complex cross-border tax legislation between the US and UK, there is no one size fits all solution, and…
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Making Tax Digital – Get ready for digital links
On 1 April 2021 the next stage of Making Tax Digital for VAT requires all businesses to ensure all parts of their VAT…
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Responding to the impact of COVID-19
We'll be providing you, your charity and your business with regular updates to help you manage during these uncertain…
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Supporting cashflow during challenging times
As a business owner, you’re likely to be concerned about the potential decline of your business in these uncertain…
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EMI options - retain and motivate your employees
Your people are the backbone of your business but while we’re unclear how long the current coronavirus situation will…
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Working from home to get ahead
See how working from home could benefit your firm's output…
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Accessing support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Updates for employers on the government's furlough scheme, with new flexible arrangements announced…
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COVID-19 Business Support Schemes
Our summary below outlines what is available, who is eligible and how to access it.…
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Time to pay arrangements
For businesses suffering cash flow problems as a result of Coronavirus, a dedicated helpline has been set up by HMRC…
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COVID-19: Arts & Culture VAT and Gift Aid update
These are difficult times for our all our clients, especially charities, and those in the theatre, arts, and heritage…
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The effects of COVID-19 on UK tax residency
One consequence of the restrictions on movement throughout the pandemic has been the effect it has had on the tax…
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How forecasting can help businesses to survive Coronavirus
With the current rate that the world is changing and the frequency of government announcements, it’s difficult to…
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Growth capital – a potential safe harbour
Growth capital has always been a great tool in helping to accelerate growth, but in the current circumstances its power…
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Automatic extension to the US tax filing and tax payment deadline
The IRS have now officially announced that July 15 2020 is the new tax return deadline for filing 2019 Federal income…
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Is your small business eligible to receive a government grant of up to £25,000?
A reminder that on 11 March the government announced grants to support small businesses…
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Maximising business value for your future exit
In this time of uncertainty, you’re likely to be considering various options which will determine the future of your…
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Grant to support the self-employed (SEISS)
The measures have finally been set out, see how they could impact you…
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Optimising VAT to minimise the impact of COVID-19
Considering how VAT flows through your organisation can make a real difference to overall cashflow and help your…
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Extension of July 2020 Self-Assessment tax payments and Foreign Tax Credits
The next upcoming UK tax payment for individuals under self assessment has been deferred by six months until 31 January …
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Expanded Retail Discount Scheme now includes certain hereditaments operated by charities
100% business rates relief to charity shops, cafes, museums, galleries, theatres, certain public venues, attractions…
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Is now the time to consider acquisition?
The Coronavirus has had a negative impact on many businesses and the economic environment. Making business acquisitions…
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How to access the CBILS scheme
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), launched on 23 March 2020, provides facilities of up to £5m…
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UK employment updates for COVID-19
Working Time Regulations, statutory annual leave and gender pay gap reporting updates in light of COVID-19.…
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The FCA’s expectations on financial resilience
Planning ahead and ensuring the sound management of your financial resources is the clear message from the FCA. …
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Regulatory and Governance Update: Changing your year end
Some charities may wish to change their year end date, most commonly lengthening the accounting period to obtain…
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Regulatory and Governance Update: Charity Commission alerts and guidance
The Charity Commission has said its “approach to regulation during this uncertain period will be as flexible and…
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Regulatory and Governance Update: Filing extensions
Both Companies House and the Charity Commission are emphasising that efforts should be made to file accounts and annual…
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COVID-19: Charity and Not-for-Profit Regulatory and Governance Update
In this series, we will outline the key areas affecting the sector and how you can take advantage of this support where…
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Self-isolation and sick pay measures
Supporting businesses with increased costs or financial disruption, as a result of COVID-19 self-isolation and sickness…
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What to do if your employees do not want to go into work
In the face of COVID-19, all employers have a duty to support their workforce to help take these steps and agree more…
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The implications on care arrangements
Employers may find they are receiving an increase in the number of requests for time off for dependants, outlined below…
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Regulatory and Governance Update: ESFA guidance
The ESFA is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and is seeking to provide clarity to all schools on the matters…
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Running remote working teams during COVID-19
Guidance to support you adjust to your new way of remote working.…
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COVID-19 - the latest HR updates for employers
Information from our HR Consultancy team to support and guide employers during this period of uncertainty. …
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29 March 2020
Lay-offs and short-time working
Support for employers during COVID-19 who may have to consider lay-offs, reducing hours or pay, or even issue…
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1 April 2020
Non-resident landlord companies – The new age
Some offshore company landlords are now required to pay Corporation Tax, which has a significant change to the tax…
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How are entrepreneurs reacting to COVID-19?
Speaking to entrepreneurs with a strong network around them has demonstrated to me the importance of knowing the…
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No VAT or duty on imported medical supplies for Coronavirus
Ordinarily, the import of medical supplies would be liable to varying rates of duty as well as standard rate VAT, and…
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COVID-19: What is the impact of dramatic monetary and fiscal policy measures on investors?
COVID-19: What is the impact of dramatic monetary and fiscal policy measures on investors?…
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The CARES Act enacted by the US Congress on 27 March 2020 is an emergency package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.…
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Regulatory and Governance Update: Guidance for colleges and further education providers
The ESFA is monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely and is seeking to provide guidance for colleges and further…
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COVID-19: FCA statement on SMCR - expectations of solo-regulated firms
The FCA acknowledges that firms will need to review their governance arrangements and make appropriate changes where…
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HMRC issue guidance to avoid the latest scams
Equip yourself with the latest guidance to avoid scammers…
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COVID-19 emergency support funds
We provide links to available funds and will be updating this page as new funds emerge.…
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Government support package for frontline charities
On 8 April, the Chancellor announced a support package worth £750 million for frontline charities across the UK. …
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The impact of COVID-19 on employee benefits
What are the changes employers need to know about to date and how these will apply to policyholders.…
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IRS extends deadlines to more US tax filings
On April 9, 2020, the IRS released new guidance to include more forms and payments with deadlines falling due April 1, 2…
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Employers’ pension obligations during COVID-19
What employers should consider in relation to pension benefits to avoid breach of regulations…
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20 April 2020
The FCA reinforces its message
Plan ahead, conserve capital, maintain capital adequacy, update wind-down plans…
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31 March 2020
BibliU’s $10 million Series-A funding round
We are delighted to have provided lead advisory on the sale of Madgex to Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc.…
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22 April 2020
The FCA extends regulatory reporting deadlines
A welcome extension to submission deadlines has been announced.…
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Identify, tackle and prevent inappropriate banter in the workplace
As we work remotely or in situ in the workplace, employers should consider changing attitudes towards acceptable…
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Is ethical veganism really a 'non-religious philosophical belief'?
Is ethical veganism really a ‘non-religious philosophical belief’? …
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The impact of COVID-19 on dispute share valuations
Share valuation for family or shareholder disputes is an inherently complex area with a wide range of factors to…
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Releasing cash? R&D tax credits can help you as a reliable cash source during COVID-19
We explain how R&D tax credits can generate a lifesaving injection of cash…
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Push Technology’s £10 million fundraise
We are delighted to have provided financial due diligence services for Push Technology's £10 million funding round…
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7 May 2020
The FCA announces a pilot of a ‘digital sandbox’
Don't miss out on having your say about how the sandbox should be developed…
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6 May 2020
Academies Annual Update: Part One
Managing and maintaining your regulatory compliance and governance procedures through COVID-19.…
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11 May 2020
Managing charity property in uncertain times webinar
In this webinar Buzzacott, Stone King and Gerald Eve, discussed key issues affecting charities and their property…
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Deduction of VAT on costs: residual costs vs overheads
The Upper Tribunal (UT) has agreed with HMRC that production costs incurred by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden…
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14 May 2020
COVID-19: Make sure your will is valid and reflects your intentions
While you may be in a hurry to get something in place, it is worth getting some advice to help both with tax planning…
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Releasing cash and have struggled to access government loan schemes so far?
Read our top tips on how you can ensure timely payout of your R&D tax credits.…
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Life after lockdown – HR implications of moving to ‘new normal’
COVID-19 - Key HR issues of reopening workplaces in line with government guidance …
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Coaching through crisis
Coaching: support mechanisms available to leaders during this period of uncertainty…
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The future of health and social care post COVID-19
Although COVID-19 has posed a serious threat to the health and social care sector, it has also awakened investors to…
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How M&A could protect the social mission impacted by COVID-19
In 2019, there were an estimated 58 mergers in the charity, not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors in the UK,…
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28 May 2020
Changes to foreign pensions for US taxpayers – or not?
IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-17: Changes to foreign pensions for US taxpayers – or not?…
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28 May 2020
Further relaxations to the notification period for opting to tax land and buildings for VAT
HMRC have relaxed the notification dates for making the option to tax on non-residential land and buildings…
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28 May 2020
IRS relief for those stuck in the US during COVID-19
The travel disruption caused by COVID-19 has led to many of those who were travelling to the US for business, leisure,…
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Regulatory Capital – Is it adequate for the times ahead?
On 17 April the FCA provided an update on financial resilience for FCA solo-regulated firms, with a clear message that…
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Scale-up Guide: innovative financial advice to help you grow
To prepare and overcome challenges that come with scaling your business, read our Scale-up Guide.…
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Charity Commission accounts reviews: what to act on?
Over the last few years, the public perception of the charity sector has been adversely impacted in the wake of various…
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Sector Valuation Insight Reports
The most interesting trends in analysis carried out on EV/EBITDA multiples for 400 global businesses, across eight key…
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Minimising inheritance tax using the Residential Nil Rate Band
Planning is required to secure the full £175,000 rate on property left to direct descendants…
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Family Investment Company structures scrutinised by new HMRC unit
Structuring your family investment companies (FICS) to avoid scrutiny from HMRC specialist unit…
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Why consider investing in an Individual Savings Account (ISA)?
Everything you need to know about ISAs and how they work…
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Re-gifting inheritance to minimise tax
How to pass on gifts after death without inheritance tax consequences.…
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Tax considerations for separation and divorce
Early advice can help to limit financial liabilities to preserve wealth during a divorce…
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What are the donor benefit rules and how to navigate your way through them
Against the challenging backdrop of the wider economy, it is important that charities understand and take full…
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Many unaware of National Insurance gaps impacting pensions
Individuals are retiring to find that they do not qualify for a full State Pension due to gaps in their National…
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Addressing the impact of COVID-19 in charity sector reporting
This webinar looks at the role of a trustee in ensuring the effects of COVID-19 are properly addressed within your…
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12 June 2020
SME response to COVID-19 and future outlook
During May 2020, our Corporate Finance team surveyed a cross section of UK SME businesses to understand their outlook…
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12 June 2020
The FCA’s latest guidance advises having ‘Skin in the game’
The helpful guidance gives a clear explanation of the ‘self-assessment’ that firms need to complete…
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Constructing a portfolio in volatile times
We look at some of the fundamental elements of successful portfolio construction and adding long term value.…
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Scale-up Guide: Are you scaling your business with the optimal finance function?
Read our guidance on how to find the right finance function that will effectively support your growth.…
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Trustee essentials: Keep on top of tax
The majority of charities will not pay tax on their investment income or experience problems with investments that they…
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Academies Annual Update: Part Two
In part two of our Annual Academies Update, we provide you with a governance update from the sector, with special guest…
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18 June 2020
Welfare services outsourced to a charity by an LA are VAT exempt
In this article, we share the outcome of a recent YMCA case, which explains why welfare services outsourced and paid…
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The benefits of long-term financial planning - is a company right for you?
A company structure can significantly enhance the stability of your and your family’s future…
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Adapting financial governance in light of COVID-19 webinar
Buzzacott and Bond: a new partnership exploring governance principles, challenges and structure in the international…
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Succession planning - a spotlight on employee ownership
It’s never too early to start preparing your business exit plan, however far away that may be. …
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26 June 2020
A new UK prudential regime for MiFID investment firms – one year to prepare
A new UK prudential regime for MiFID investment firms – the one-year countdown begins. …
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26 June 2020
IHT administration changes during COVID-19 lockdown
Here the latest IHT administration changes during COVID-19 lockdown…
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8 July 2020
Summer economic update 2020
The summer economic update focused on re-starting the economy to create and protect jobs, particularly in the sectors…
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Common Reporting Standard – what do charities need to do?
Most charities have little to no compliance requirements under the Common Reporting Standard, but there is not a…
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Tax considerations for US or UK citizens moving to Hong Kong
As a UK expat in Hong Kong myself, I know that finding your way around a new place takes time, patience and (ideally) a…
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2 July 2020
IRS COVID-19 relief for US Individual Retirement Accounts
As part of the COVID-19 relief measures, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provide significant relief for holders of…
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6 July 2020
ESFA Academies Accounts Direction 2019-2020
We have summarised the changes to the Academies Accounts Direction and other guidance relevant to academy trusts’…
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8 July 2020
Summer economic update 2020: How employers can support job retention and creation
HR considerations for employers - Job Retention Bonus and roles for under 25s…
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9 July 2020
Summer economic update 2020: VAT announcements to support the hospitality and tourism sectors
There will be a reduction in the standard VAT rate from 20% to 5% from 15 July to 12 January 2021, for supplies of food…
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8 July 2020
Summer economic update 2020: Cultural Recovery Fund
Ahead of the Summer Economic Update, the Chancellor announced a £1.57 billion package to support the arts, culture and…
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8 July 2020
Summer economic update 2020: Charity and not for profit summary
Read our charity and not for profit summary about how the economic update affects the sector…
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Scale-up Guide: Top 5 tips for selecting the right ownership structure to scale
Find out how having the right ownership structure is essential in enabling your business to scale effectively.…
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8 July 2020
Summer economic update 2020: Hospitality incentives
Summer economic update 2020: Hospitality incentives…
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Academy Accounts Workshop Summary
By the conclusion of this two-part workshop, you will be equipped with the information required to successfully plan…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: 5% VAT for hospitality and tourism extended and new 12.5% rate announced
The Chancellor has announced the extension of the temporary 5% VAT rate for admission to attractions, holiday…
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IFPR – A new regime, a new landscape for investment firms
We are delighted to publish the second insight of our series of articles on the new prudential regime.…
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Is a company the right vehicle for my business?
There are pros and cons to using a Limited Company as the vehicle for your business…
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14 December 2020
Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions: The UK tax treatment of offshore trusts by Maggie Gonzalez
Partner in our Private Client team, Maggie Gonzalez, recently authored a chapter in Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions,…
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Academies Annual Update: Part Three
This webinar will provide you with an update on the latest governance and finance requirements for Academy Trusts as…
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27 April 2021
How CGT reform could impact investments, gifts and businesses
With a severe deficit in the Treasury’s books, one that has not been seen since World War II, and the 2020 OTS report…
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24 July 2020
Backlog of IRS notices being mailed out
The IRS is causing a headache to some taxpayers as during the shutdown of the IRS offices due to COVID-19, millions of…
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Does your payment services firm or electronic money institution require an audit?
UK company law requirements around statutory audit and assurance differ for payment service and e-money firms. Find out…
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Offshore trusts – they are still worth it
Offshore trusts still offer benefits both relating to tax and other advantages…
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28 July 2020
Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) requirements
As part of the UK’s target to achieve net zero carbon by 2050, this new reporting requirement has been introduced to…
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Planning ahead - Making Tax Digital (MTD) for income tax
Despite the latest extension to the implementation of MTD for income tax, if you’re a business owner or landlord…
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Buying or selling your home? Here's the latest tax rules
New UK tax requirements and reliefs, introduced in 2020, have impacted buying and selling UK property. Here’s what…
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R&D claim denied: HMRC and AHK Recruitment Ltd
Learn what the ruling means for claims, and how supporting documentation can seriously impact the outcome.…
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5 August 2020
Webinar: VAT & Tax update for the Arts & Culture sector
In this webinar, VAT Partner, Socrates Socratous, and Associate Director, Jon Daley, share the latest VAT and tax…
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30 July 2020
Moonbug Entertainment Ltd's acquisition of Cocomelon and Blippi
We are delighted to have provided financial due diligence services to Moonbug …
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14 August 2020
What insurance do I need for my business?
Understand the vulnerabilities and risks specific to your business to work out which insurance you need.…
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Beware of the tax bite on waiving salary and dividends
If you’re a senior employee or shareholder and are considering waiving your salary and dividends, it’s crucial you…
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Sharia financing for UK property transactions
In this article, we discuss why it is important to take UK tax advice if you’re considering a Sharia compliant…
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Executors – can your estate follow the informal procedure for estate taxes?
If you’re an executor or personal representative of an estate, take note of this advice to understand which rules…
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EIS and SEIS schemes - generous tax reliefs for investors
The EIS and SEIS schemes are government incentives designed to encourage investment in early-stage or start up, small…
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Is now the time for you to make lifetime gifts?
One of the main ways to reduce the inheritance tax (IHT) payable on death is to transfer assets during life to avoid…
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Trust Registration Service – Are you up to date with the current rules for registration?
Changes that affect trusts – find out whether you need to register here.…
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Scale-up Guide: what’s the criteria for raising finance as a scale-up business?
Read our guiding principles if you're looking to raise finance at varying stages of your scale-up journey.…
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Brexit: actions to help you prepare
We highlight the key VAT issues that will impact businesses trading between the EU and the UK, and the appropriate…
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24 September 2020
Winter economy plan 2020
The Chancellor’s winter economy plan unveiled further measures to protect jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. …
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5 October 2020
Cyber concerns as we adopt the “new normal”
What can you do to prevent cyber and technology crime negatively impacting your organisation?…
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The spectre of tax changes – is now the time to sell your business?
The postponement of the Budget from this Autumn to next Spring has presented entrepreneurs with the opportunity to sell…
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7 October 2020
How to manage data transfers from Europe and the United States
Ensure continuity of data flows and manage data transfers as we leave the EU…
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19 October 2020
Webinar recording: The spectre of tax changes
At this webinar, we discussed whether now is good time to sell your business, what the tax landscape could…
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12 October 2020
Fiscal representation after Brexit
Check whether your UK business will require fiscal representation in the EU countries where you’re VAT registered…
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14 October 2020
Webinar - Trustee Training: Impact Management and Digital Potential
This Autumn, we look at impact management, the potential of digital and trustees’ responsibilities.…
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14 October 2020
Six steps to prepare non-resident landlord companies for corporation tax
Make sure your company is prepared for your new obligations …
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15 October 2020
The latest on HMRC’s policy on compensation, termination payments and dilapidations
HMRC are reconsidering their position over their announcement that compensation or early contract terminations,…
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15 October 2020
What would happen if you lost one of your key people?
Employees who make a significant impact to the success of your organisation are great assets. Such people may not be…
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3 March 2021
Is your charity claiming Social Investment Tax Relief?
Following the Spring Budget, Social Investment Tax Relief has been extended to April 2023…
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21 October 2020
The impact of the US election on US taxes
As we enter the final few weeks before the US presidential and congressional elections, there is much speculation on…
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Scale-up Guide: how to qualify for SEIS/EIS investment to fuel your company’s growth
Read our article to understand what to look out for when using the schemes.…
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24 July 2020
Achieving effective governance in partnerships summary
In partnership with Bond, we present the next webinar in a series of new work exploring governance principles,…
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27 October 2020
Are you making the most of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme?
Since it was first introduced in 2013, the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) has gone through a number of…
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Webinar - Trustee Training: Regulatory and governance update
In parts three and four, we look at the trustees’ responsibilities in key areas including governance and risk…
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17 December 2020
Furlough scheme further extended to April 2021
The extension is intended to provide greater certainty for employers, allowing a degree of planning for the future. …
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2 November 2020
HMRC campaigns target individuals with second properties
Undisclosed property sales and Airbnb rental income are HMRC's latest focus…
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12 November 2020
Will you lose your audit exemption after Brexit?
If your parent company is based in the European Economic Area (EEA) your UK company might need to have an audit after…
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2 December 2020
RevLifter’s £3 million funding round
We are delighted to have provided financial due diligence services for RevLifter’s £3 million funding round from…
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16 November 2020
Maximising value with a future exit in mind
As an entrepreneur, the value of your business upon exit can have a huge impact on your plans for the future and…
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1 December 2020
2020 US tax year end planning
As we approach the end of 2020 we consider the impact that the US president-elect Biden will have and look at some…
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Does the corporate member of my FCA-regulated LLP need an audit?
Certain companies in groups with FCA regulated entities are not eligible for the small companies audit exemption. Find…
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17 November 2020
Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Review
In this video, Matthew Katz and Alastair McQuater discuss the OTS CGT review published on 11 November, including the…
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IFPR - implementation delayed by six months
The third insight in our series of articles on the new prudential regime.…
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19 November 2020
GC Investment Partners’ acquisition of Dukeshill Ham Company
We are delighted to have provided financial due diligence and buy side advisory services for GC Investment Partners’…
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19 November 2020
Recovery of input tax on financial and insurance services after Brexit
When the UK leaves the EU at the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), businesses supplying financial and…
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12 April 2022
HMRC investigating Eat Out to Help Out Scheme claims
HMRC now intends to check Eat Out to Help Out claims to recover any overpayments caused by careless errors or false…
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The all too often forgotten Investors' Relief
Have you utilised your Entrepreneurs’ Relief lifetime limit? If so, you could get an additional £10 million limit…
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Have you considered a charitable bequest to reduce Inheritance Tax?
Did you know that giving over 10% of a taxable estate to charity could give you a 10% discount on your IHT rate?…
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Making the most of Gift Relief on the transfer of business assets
With a CGT rate increase becoming more and more likely, you may wish to consider taking advantage of Holdover Relief.…
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Gifts out of excess income
Giving away surplus income as a gift is considered another effective way of planning for the future and reducing…
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HMRC further increase efforts to reduce tax evasion
With HMRC’s increased focus on tax evasion regularly making the news, individuals should brace themselves for an…
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Scale-up Guide: Top 10 tips to scale your business in new territories
Find out what to consider when planning to scale your business in new territories.…
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17 December 2020
Voi Technology’s $160 million Series C funding round
We are delighted to have provided financial due diligence services for Voi Technology’s $160 million Series C funding…
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Offshore trustees - don’t panic – we’ve been there before
Following publication of the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) report on Capital Gains Tax (CGT), I have had a…
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Christmas 2021: Employment tax principles you need to know
As Christmas is fast approaching, restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic will make it difficult for…
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Deal announcement: Visual Data Media Services partners with Endeavour Capital
We’re delighted to have provided US-UK cross-border tax advice for the deal process. Find out more.…
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10 December 2020
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report 2019-20
We’re delighted to share our latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report with you, illustrating the…
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Building robust R&D claims: what the latest HMRC tribunal ruling means for your claim
Read our analysis of the recent Hadee case and its impact on your claim.…
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New self-assessment tax deferral option comes at a cost
Find out how the new scheme works and steps you need to take in our article.…
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15 December 2020
Webinar recording: Recent case law and VAT issues for the charity sector
In this webinar, VAT Partner Socrates Socratous shares the latest case law and VAT considerations for charities and not…
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Focus on audit of going concern
The Financial Reporting Council in the UK has updated the auditing standard on going concern…
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2021, the year of the bolt-on acquisition?
In the face of another year impacted by COVID-19, we explore the opportunity presented by bolt-on acquisitions, which…
Read more 20210107
Tax for businesses – UK DAC6 update
In light of Brexit, HMRC have announced the repeal of the majority of UK tax reporting obligations associated with DAC6…
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CP20/24 - FCA consult on new prudential regime for investment firms (IFPR)
The third insight in our series of articles on the new prudential regime.…
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18 January 2021
2021 National Living/Minimum Wage – ensure you’re compliant
Owen Russell shares how a National Living/Minimum Wage review can ensure your business remains compliant and avoid…
Read more 20210118
R&D legislation change – PAYE cap for SME claims
The changes are complex, and you should consider them when budgeting for R&D claims after 1 April 2021. …
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How will HMRC plug the gap in tax revenue caused by COVID-19?
Antony Greenwood highlights how the UK government will tackle tax avoidance to reduce the gap in tax revenue.…
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Alternative Dispute Resolution top 10 tips
Barbara Bento offers her top 10 ADR tips for the taxpayer and their legal representatives.…
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HMRC Inspection powers – Financial Institution Notices
Joe Burns highlights the likely changes to HMRC's powers and how this impacts taxpayers once the FIN legislation is…
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Should you trust that HMRC’s data is always correct?
Barbara Bento shows why HMRC's information it receives is only powerful if it is accurate.…
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Can ignorance be a reasonable excuse?
Mark Taylor looks at recent tax cases to establish whether ignorance can be a reasonable excuse.…
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Why you should always use a specialist when making a disclosure
Mark Taylor shares why without the use of a specialist, doing the right thing is not always recognised by HMRC…
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What recent R&D tax credits trends mean for businesses
Which sectors and regions are the winners and losers? Read our analysis of ONS data to find out.…
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Investment review of 2020 – a year like no other
We review how despite sharp swings in valuations, overall it was a positive year for investors.…
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28 January 2021
Buzzacott named Best Accounting Firm and Best Audit Firm finalists
We're delighted to be finalists for two Hedgeweek European awards 2021…
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8 February 2021
Lessons learnt from the Colchester Institute Corporation case
The recent Upper Tier Tribunal (‘UT’) decision in the case of Colchester Institute Corporation (‘CIC’) could…
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Investment Firms’ Prudential Regime (IFPR) – Act now
With less than a year left for implementation, preparing for the FCA’s IFPR effective 1 January 2022 should be at the…
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The post-Brexit VAT landscape for financial services firms
How has VAT for financial services been impacted by Brexit? We provide insight into upcoming developments in VAT that…
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18 February 2021
VAT update: issues affecting the charity sector
VAT update: issues affecting the charity sector follow up…
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Webinar highlights: Is your R&D tax credits claim future proofed?
We look at record keeping, complexities surrounding sub-contracting and the impact of furloughing R&D staff. …
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23 February 2021
New off-payroll working rules (IR35) starting from April 2021 – are you prepared?
If you pay contractors using personal service companies, then you’ll need to comply with new off-payroll working rules…
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18 March 2022
Planning to minimise your 2021/22 UK tax bill
The 2021/22 UK tax year ends on 5 April 2022, and there are a number of things you can do to ensure that your tax bill…
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28 February 2022
2021/22 UK tax year end planning for Americans in the UK
As we draw to the close of the current UK tax year, our Expatriate Tax Services team has pulled together the key tax…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021
Here's the information you need to know from the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2021…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: How does the Spring Budget affect your charity or not for profit?
It's reassuring to see that the charity and not for profit sector hasn’t been forgotten on this path to recovery…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Updates for businesses
Business owners will be fairly satisfied with the extensions and additional reliefs announced by the Chancellor…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Updates for individuals
The tax triple lock covering income tax, NIC and VAT rates remains in place while capital gains tax (CGT) was left out…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: The Chancellor reneges on past pension promises
We look at what the freeze of the lifetime allowance may mean for current and future disposable income.…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Investment considerations and the introduction of the “Green Bond”
For savers and investors, the Budget has been relatively quiet, with allowances generally frozen and few…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: A new taxpayer protection taskforce targets COVID-19 support fraudsters
Joe Burns provides his thoughts on the Chancellor's Spring Budget announcement on tackling tax…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Making Tax Digital – A new penalty regime
A new penalty regime will apply under Making Tax Digital (MTD) – initially applying to VAT from April 2022 and then…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Considerations for Americans in the UK
Although there were no changes made to Income Tax, National Insurance or Inheritance Tax, or even the anticipated…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme further extended until 30 September 2021
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which has protected more than 11 million jobs…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Change to the national minimum wage
From 1 April 2021, the national minimum wage rates (NMW) will increase…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: the arts against all odds - accounting for the effects of COVID-19 on arts and cultural charities
The last twelve months have demanded an incredible display of resilience from arts and cultural charities…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Temporary extension to carry back of trading losses for businesses
The temporary extension to the trading loss carry-back rules provides additional flexibility in utilising trading…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Generous tax reliefs for new Freeports within the UK
The Freeport locations announced today will be recognised in law as geographical areas where…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Increase in the corporation and diverted profits tax rates and the return of the small profits rate
The rate of corporation tax will rise to 25% from 1 April 2023…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Steps to help business recovery
We summarise the range of measures being offered to support businesses besides £5 billion for new Restart Grants.…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: VAT registration threshold frozen for another two years
The VAT registration threshold has been frozen since 2018 following a review by the Office of Tax Simplification…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: No personal tax rate changes, but allowances to be frozen
The tax triple lock covering income tax, NIC and VAT rates remains in place and the highly anticipated increase in…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Government to review the EMI scheme to ensure it provides support for high growth companies
The government wants to understand whether the scheme meets its aims…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Tax and National Insurance relief for home-office expenses
As many office-based employees approach the new 2021/22 tax year while still working from home, the government has…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: All registered business required to operate Making Tax Digital for VAT
Businesses trading over the VAT threshold have been required to submit digital VAT returns via the Making Tax Digital…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: UK Interest and Royalties Directive repealed
From today, the UK Interest and Royalties Directive has been repealed with immediate effect. As a result, EU member…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: Updates for not for profits
The last twelve months have demanded an incredible display of resilience from charities.…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: The super-deduction - Enhanced temporary tax reliefs on qualifying plant and machinery for companies
For companies incurring qualifying plant and machinery spend between…
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2022 US tax rates and allowances guide
Download our free 2022 US tax rates and allowances guide, to stay on top of the key tax rates and allowance updates…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: New payment scheme for deferred VAT and deterrent penalty
VAT registered entities which took up the offer to defer VAT payments that would otherwise have been payable with (or…
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4 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: R&D claim update
We summarise the introduction of the SME cash credit cap and the consultation process of both R&D schemes.…
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1 March 2021
VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for Construction services in place from 1 March 2021
After two postponements, the Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC) for Construction Services, a major …
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: VAT - Harmonisation of interest
The latest legislation aligns the interest rules for VAT with similar rules to those for Income Tax self-assessments…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: New penalty and interest regime to replace VAT default surcharge
From April 2022 there will be a new penalty regime for late submission of tax returns and late payment…
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24 March 2022
Webinar highlights: governance for academy trusts
This event is specifically aimed at trustees and governors of educational institutions the opportunity to ask your…
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10 March 2021
Buzzacott advises Makerpad on its sale to Zapier
We are delighted to have supported Makerpad, a leading content and education platform for learning to build software…
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11 March 2021
Buzzacott advises GuideSmiths on exit to DCSL Software
We are delighted to have advised international software development business GuideSmiths on exit to DCSL Software,…
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16 March 2022
Inside Hospitality
See the latest topics and challenges impacting the hospitality sector, including HMRC news and actions. …
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11 March 2021
Buzzacott named 'Best Audit Firm'
Buzzacott are delighted to have won Best Audit Firm and to have been shortlisted for Best Accounting Firm at this…
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17 March 2021
Buzzacott advises ehouse on its sale to CoreLogic UK
We are delighted to have advised ehouse, an innovative property marketing technology platform, on its sale to…
Read more 20210317
R&D webinar highlights: Issues and challenges when claiming for big data analytics
In this webinar, our R&D team looked at considerations for a successful claim on big data analytics projects.…
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3 March 2021
Buzzacott has advised Universally Speaking in gaining investment from Phoenix Equity Partners
We are delighted to have advised Universally Speaking, a global video gaming industry firm, in gaining investment from…
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22 March 2021
2021 tax reliefs and extensions for US individuals
Various extensions have been announced to reduce the number of US taxpayers incurring interest and penalties due to…
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23 March 2021
Webinar highlights: Managing charity property in uncertain times
Webinar highlights: Managing charity property in uncertain times…
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23 March 2021
Tax Day 2021: What individuals need to know
Tax Day on 23 March 2021 was a new date for the financial calendar this year, when the government announced its plan to…
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13 May 2021
Webinar highlights: Managing charity property in uncertain times (all charities)
Webinar highlights: Managing charity property in uncertain times…
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29 March 2021
Why you should review your tipping practices before reopening
Samantha Newton reveals why now is the ideal time to review your current tipping practices…
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10 May 2021
SRA Accounts Rules 2019 – is your law firm being compliant?
SRA Accounts Rules 2019 – is your law firm being compliant? …
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2022/23 UK tax rates and allowances guide
Download our 2022/23 UK tax rates and allowances guide, to stay on top of the key tax rates and allowance updates amid…
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30 March 2021
VAT partial exemption methods and COVID-19
If your business or charity has a mix of taxable and exempt income…
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31 March 2021
M&A market outlook: will the recovery continue?
Speculation around tax changes in the Spring Budget led to an acceleration of deals in March, but is this trend set to…
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1 April 2021
Tax relief available for partners and members of LLPs working from home
Tax relief available for partners and members of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) working from home…
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6 April 2021
Imminent deadline for 2021/22 ATED compliance
From 1 April 2021, if your company holds residential property with a market value in excess of £500,000 you should star…
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Inheritance Tax (IHT) relief for assets that have fallen in value
As well as the devastating loss of loved ones, COVID-19 has led to a fall in the value of assets, which may lead to…
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When is a trust record required?
Are you a trustee of a settlement? If so, you should be aware that you may be required to keep and maintain a written…
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6 April 2021
Furnished Holiday Lets in a ‘stay at home’ society
After a year of COVID-19 restrictions, you may be concerned with whether your property met the Furnished Holiday Let…
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Wellbeing benefits now included with group insurance policies – find out how you can take advantage
Wellbeing benefits are now bundled within group insurance policies. Here’s a summary of what’s available to you.…
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The FCA releases its second IFPR consultation paper (CP21/7)
The FCA has now published it’s long awaited second consultation paper CP21/7.…
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22 April 2021
Why do some joint ventures fail? The cautionary tale of the European Super League
As the dust settles on the attempt at establishing the European Super League, we explore some of the reasons behind its…
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22 April 2021
Webinar highlights: R&D scheme consultation
Our R&D team explains the HMRC consultation and provides guidance on how businesses should respond.…
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President Biden’s American Families Plan - what it means for you
President Biden’s proposed American Families Plan is intended to raise $1.5 trillion of tax revenue over a decade…
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4 May 2021
Is the M&A market in a "new normal"?
As the country moves into a “new normal”, is the M&A market following suit? We explore which of the…
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6 May 2021
Accounts for non accountants: planning and reflection
Accounts for non accountants: planning and reflection…
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11 May 2021
Key performance indicators (KPIs) for architects: measuring the health of your practice
Whether your architecture practice is small or large Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) remain important tools to…
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Should you invest in cryptocurrency?
As cryptocurrencies make the headlines, we explore whether they have a place in professionally managed investment…
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17 May 2021
Is your leadership devaluing your business?
Defining the market value of a firm is not just based on finances. If you are considering the next steps for your…
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19 May 2021
How does rethinking your office space impact financial reporting?
How does rethinking your office space impact financial reporting?…
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Now’s the time for a new agile approach to budgeting for financial services firms
Now is the time to move on from traditional high-level budgeting methods.…
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19 May 2021
Accounting for profit allocations in LLPs
Find out how to interpret your LLP agreement in order to apply UK GAAP (FRS 102) to your LLP…
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20 May 2021
Buzzacott supports Distributed secure £5m in Series A funding
Our corporate finance team have supported Distributed, an AI-based tech talent resourcing platform, secure £5 million…
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COVID-19 - what should you be reporting in your P11DS?
P11Ds are due for submission in July. Here we consider some of the areas that might require closer attention this year.…
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Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR) – initial assessment and risk management expectations
The implementation date for IFPR is fast approaching. Is your firm prepared?…
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Is flexible working the right choice for your organisation?
Organisations are now planning a workplace return, but what should you consider when deciding if implementing flexible…
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Technology & Media update: Scale-ups have good reason to be positive about the future
Despite it being one of the most challenging years in history for business, there are many reasons for technology…
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4 June 2021
Grant funded education will still be treated as non-business activity
In a recent Business Brief, HMRC has confirmed that it will continue with its existing policy of treating grant funded…
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Top tips for managing employee holiday entitlement
Managing employee holiday is just one of the practical challenges employers are facing when planning a return to the…
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What to do if an employee still isn’t comfortable returning to work post 21 June
COVID-19 has undoubtedly heightened concerns over individual safety, and therefore its important than employers…
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8 June 2021
How to make your workplace COVID-19 secure
As an employer you have a duty of care to make your working environment as COVID-19 secure as possible. Here we on the…
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14 June 2021
Webinar recording: The financial implications of becoming a partner
Webinar recording: The financial implications of becoming a partner…
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9 June 2021
Key recommendations from the second OTS CGT reform report
The second report from the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) released at the end of May is part of the government’s…
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10 June 2021
Buzzacott advises Darwin Alternatives on its acquisition of Memoria Group
We are delighted to have provided financial due diligence and transaction services to Darwin Alternatives on its…
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Academies annual update: education post COVID-19 - webinar recording
Academies annual update: education post COVID-19 - webinar recordings…
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10 June 2021
What is the new Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT)?
We look at what the government is proposing for the new Residential Property Developer Tax (RPDT) and the timeline for…
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Go green and minimise your tax bill with electric company cars
In the government’s push for a greener environment, generous tax incentives have been introduced to encourage…
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23 June 2021
Act now to make the correct payments on account by 31 July
As the 31 July payment deadline fast approaches, you may be dreading having to make the second payment on account…
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27 July 2021
How can commercial landlords adapt to the changing demands of their tenants?
Phil Westerman speaks to Property Week about the shift in the balance of power between tenants and landlords.…
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28 June 2021
Meet our Head of Real Estate, Phil Westerman
We speak to Phil about what's in store for real estate businesses, why he's so passionate about the sector, and a few…
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7 July 2021
Academy accounts workshop - webinar recordings
Academy accounts workshop 2021 - webinar recordings…
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1 July 2021
VAT on theatrical production costs not linked to catering sales
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that production costs incurred by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation…
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15 July 2021
Working from home – tax relief for home-office expenses extended to 2021/22
Good news: Employees are entitled to relief on the costs of working from home. If you’ve been required to…
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29 March 2022
CASS audits – what are they and what do you need to know?
Find out what the CASS audit and reporting requirements are for certain FCA-regulated firms …
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21 July 2021
The end of overlap profits for the self-employed?
James Currie outlines HMRC's consultation proposing a change to how self-employed businesses will be taxed…
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The importance of filing your Self Assessment tax return on time
Here are the deadlines you need to know to help you plan ahead and avoid penalties. …
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31 August 2021
Working from home tax relief for US/UK taxpayers
Americans in the UK who are subject to both US and UK income tax should consider what tax relief, if any, is available…
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How to calculate Quick Succession Relief (QSR) for estate administration
When an estate includes assets recently inherited the question arises of whether QSR may apply. Calculating the…
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11 August 2021
How easy is it to change your year-end?
Following HMRC’s recent consultation on reforming how self-employed businesses are taxed , many LLPS and partnerships…
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Are 529 plans tax efficient for Americans in the UK?
Where there’s a UK connection, such as the parent or child being UK resident, there are UK tax rules to consider…
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1 September 2021
How has COVID-19 impacted tipping?
Mark Taylor covers tipping post pandemic and how employers can increase staff take home without increasing costs…
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Approaching retirement? Here’s how to reduce your Inheritance Tax bill
You may be thinking more about estate planning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. And in particular, planning to…
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31 August 2021
Temporarily reduced VAT rate ending 30 September 2021 - are you ready?
Temporarily reduced VAT rate ending 30 September 2021 - are you ready?…
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3 September 2021
Employee to partner - pension contributions and tax considerations
How to save for retirement and your pension as a self-employed partner…
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3 September 2021
How to make sure your LLP sponsorship costs receive tax relief
How to make sure your LLP sponsorship costs receive tax relief…
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30 September 2021
Trustee Training September 2021
View the webinar recordings and follow up material from our September Trustee Training series…
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10 September 2021
Here’s how hospitality businesses can reduce the impact of rising National Insurance Contributions for staff
Samantha Newton shares how hospitality businesses can reduce the impact of rising NICs for staff…
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16 September 2021
Prepared for the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme? Four areas for employers to consider now
Prepared for the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?…
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20 September 2021
Meera Shah named as one of the UK's top accountants under the age of 35
Meera Shah, Senior Manager in our Corporate Finance team, has been named as one of the UK's top 35 accountants under…
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20 September 2021
Webinar recording: Financial planning for partners - managing your investments, tax and pension
Webinar recording: Financial planning for partners - managing your investments, tax and pension…
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22 September 2021
Are you taking advantage of all charitable reliefs from business rates?
Charitable relief from business rates on property is the most valuable tax relief available to the sector. Worth over…
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22 September 2021
Further tax changes for companies that own UK property
Further changes are on the horizon following the announcement in the 2021 Spring Budget of the proposed increase in…
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28 September 2021
Accounts for non accountants September 2021 webinar recording
View the webinar recording for our September 2021 Accounts for non accountants session…
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4 October 2021
HMRC continue to challenge R&D claims – tribunal updates
Iain Butler looks at two recent tribunal cases where HMRC has challenged R&D tax credit claims…
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Tax checklist for moving to the UK
Whether you’re moving to the UK permanently or just for the foreseeable future, it’s important for you to plan…
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What does the ICARA process mean for your firm?
A significant challenge of the IFPR jigsaw is the preparation of the ICARA document and demonstrating it's a…
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Protecting your company from corporate identity theft
With increasing numbers of corporate identity theft cases being reported, we explore how you can protect your business…
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13 July 2021
What is the super-deduction capital allowance scheme?
As part of the Chancellor's 2021 budget announcement, a new "super-deduction" capital allowance scheme was announced.…
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IFPR - the impact of the new regime on accounts and audit
Katherine White considers the impact the new UK Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR) will have on your financial…
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22 October 2021
Don’t let furlough payments trip up your R&D claim
We explain the restrictions and potential complications that can arise around furlough payments.…
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27 October 2021
Autumn Statement 2021
In a barnstorming and upbeat speech, the Chancellor spoke at great length about the UK economy’s bounce back from the…
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27 October 2021
2022 National Living/Minimum Wage – ensure you’re compliant
Owen Russell shares how a National Living/Minimum Wage review can ensure your business remains compliant and avoids…
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3 November 2021
The US taxation of crypto assets
Crypto assets are a hot topic, and the IRS has shown a strong interest in how they are taxed, by asking about crypto ass…
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Sustainable investing - navigating a complex environment
With ever-growing interest from investors in ethical and ESG investments, we examine the sustainable investing…
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4 November 2021
2021 US tax year end planning
We’re yet to hear if President Biden’s tax proposals will come into effect, but there’s still important US tax yea…
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8 November 2021
Six lessons learned from Squid Game that can be applied to a venture capital fundraising process
Businesses looking to raise capital could learn a few things about how to succeed in the process from Squid Game…
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11 November 2021
New anti-money laundering levy for regulated businesses
The levy applies to all medium, large or very large entities, is a fixed fee and is size dependent…
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How much do I need to retire?
To get the best possible retirement outcome, it's key not to delay your financial planning. Having a strategy will…
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If we're so profitable, why isn't our bank balance increasing?
Increasing profits and a rise in bank balance are typically seen as linked, yet we are often told they don't correlate.…
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19 November 2021
Key considerations for equity partners when approaching retirement
An outline of the steps you can take when considering your succession plans. …
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29 November 2021
Event follow up: VAT update - issues affecting the charity sector
It was a pleasure to be able to have clients back in the office again for our VAT update event…
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30 November 2021
Webinar recording: Modernising your law firm to ensure financial resilience
This webinar will help you understand how to modernise your law firm for financial resilience…
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Introducing the UK’s qualifying asset holding company regime
The release of the draft finance bill introduced a new elective Qualifying Asset Holding Company (QAHC) regime,…
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1 December 2021
What you need to know about the Residential Property Developer Tax
HMRC have confirmed the introduction of the Residential Property Developer Tax, aimed to raise funds to remediate…
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6 December 2021
Key changes to the R&D scheme you need to be aware of
Iain Butler provides an overview of the updates that will likely impact your future claims…
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6 January 2022
Cryptocurrency – could you require a HMRC disclosure?
We outlined how cryptocurrency should be treated for tax purposes.…
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11 January 2022
Hostel accommodation for the homeless – exempt or VATable? | Full case review
Organisations providing hostel accommodation should take note of the outcome from City YMCA London’s First Tier…
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Investment review of 2021
Matt Hodge and Seth Dowley reflect on 2021 and also consider the themes we may see in 2022.…
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13 January 2022
Cultural tax reliefs: enhanced and extended support for charities
Vital cultural sector tax reliefs have been enhanced and extended following the 2021 Autumn Statement…
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1 September 2021
Understanding Corporation Tax and how it works
Understanding Corporation Tax and how it works…
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1 September 2021
How much is Corporation Tax? What are the rates?
In this insight we’ve outlined the latest guidance on Corporation Tax rates …
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1 September 2021
How to pay Corporation Tax
Limited companies must pay Corporation Tax every year…
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21 January 2022
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability report 2020-21
During another very different year we continued to flex our CRS programme to mirror both our needs and those of the…
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24 January 2022
Challenges of the final phase of Making Tax Digital for VAT
The final piece of the Making Tax Digital for VAT jigsaw is being put in place for 1 April 2022 and will come with…
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1 September 2021
What is Corporate tax? A guide for scale ups.
Corporation Tax is essentially the tax companies are required to pay on the profits they make…
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1 December 2021
Can you defer Corporation Tax payment?
Sometimes circumstances that you could never have predicated mean you are not in a position to pay your tax bill on…
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1 December 2021
What are the penalties for late filing of Corporation Tax returns?
Filing your Corporation Tax return is simpler if you set up the right processes from the start …
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1 December 2021
Understanding mergers and acquisitions
In today’s competitive environment where businesses are looking to expand and increase market presence quickly and…
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1 December 2021
When are Corporation Taxes due?
We’ve created this short guide on Corporation Tax, the reliefs available and the latest deadline changes.…
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1 September 2021
How to claim tax relief for working from home
It is possible to claim tax relief for working from home, but what you can claim differs depending on whether you’re…
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3 February 2022
Is remote ADR mediation the (only) way forward?
Barbara Bento analyses whether remote ADR mediation is the way forward?…
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Digital and cyber security concerns for membership organisations
As working from home seems to be here to stay, there is a need for organisations to reconsider their digital and cyber…
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17 February 2022
Accounts for non-accountants webinar recording
Watch the recording of our February 2022 Accounts for non-accountants event…
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Common questions about software and R&D
Iain Butler answers the common questions that businesses developing software ask about R&D tax credits.…
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Pension salary sacrifice – the benefits are increasing
Do you offer pension salary sacrifice to your employees? With NIC rates increasing this April, there’s now more…
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25 February 2022
Invasion of Ukraine – Market uncertainty
Here, we discuss concerns for investors and possible implications.…
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2 March 2022
The year ahead for property developers
Phil Westerman, Head of Real Estate, has been featured in Property Week discussing what's in store for property…
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2 March 2022
Buzzacott advises Alternative Foods, owner of OGGS, on its Series A fundraise
We are delighted to have advised the female-founder duo, Hannah Carter and Polly Mason on their Series A investment…
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How troncs are helping hotels recruit and retain talent
We share how introducing a tronc scheme can help your hotel recruit and retain talent…
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3 March 2022
SRA Accounts Rules 2019 – how to benefit from their increased flexibility
The SRA Accounts Rules 2019 opened up new ways for law firms to modernise their approach to compliance, yet many firms…
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3 March 2022
The end of overlap profits for the self-employed confirmed in preparation for Making Tax Digital
The reform of basis periods for the self-employed will go ahead, with a transitional year in the 2023/24 tax year and…
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3 March 2022
Planning ahead for upcoming company tax changes
Companies subject to UK corporation tax should already be planning ahead for tax changes that are due to take effect…
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7 March 2022
Business Relief and Inheritance Tax - maximising the benefits
If you’re a business owner, a Partner in a partnership, or hold shares in qualifying trading companies, you should…
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9 March 2022
Removing penalties without key evidence. Impossible, right?
Find out how we helped a client reduce his tax assessments and dismiss penalties HMRC had imposed.…
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23 March 2022
Spring Statement 2022
Read our analysis of the Chancellor's Spring Statement 2022 and how it might impact you or your organisation…
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24 March 2022
Post-pandemic tax considerations for real estate businesses
With rising inflation and increasing interest rates, the Corporate Interest Restriction Regime (“CIRR”) will likely…
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8 April 2022
The tax implications of renouncing US citizenship or green cards
If you’re looking to renounce your US citizenship or green card and expatriating, you should keep in the mind the tax…
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1 April 2022
Buzzacott advises Alpha Development on securing substantial investment from BGF
We are delighted to have advised Ian Dawson, founder of Alpha Development, and his team on securing investment from…
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7 April 2022
Social Investment Tax Relief – a missed opportunity for charities?
Social Investment Tax Relief has been widely underused by the charity sector since its introduction in 2014. In part…
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8 April 2022
Buzzacott wins 'Transaction Services Team of the Year'
We are delighted to have been named ‘Transaction Services Team of the Year’ at Insider South East Dealmakers Awards…
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19 April 2022
Buzzacott advises Rollins on its acquisition of NBC Environment
We are delighted to have advised on the acquisition of NBC Environment Limited by Rollins. This represents the…
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22 April 2022
Getting green for Earth Day
Happy Earth Day! The first global Earth Day took place in 1970 and since then it’s been the movement’s mission to…
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26 April 2022
Electronic Sales Suppression (ESS) – New HMRC powers
With the UK government taking steps to tackle the use of ESS tools, we look at the issues that might emerge. …
Read more 20220426
25 April 2022
Government Bill expected on ‘fair’ tipping imminently
Samantha McCarthy looks at the proposed legislation to tipping practices being introduced to protect workers rights…
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12 May 2022
Working from home overseas – the tax, social security and payroll considerations
Here’s the key considerations to be aware of and how to remain compliant.…
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Get your US tax filings up to date via the Streamlined program
Here’s the advantages and qualifying criteria. …
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