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15-11-2018
Finance (No.3) Bill published
As expected, the government published Finance (No.3) Bill on Wednesday, 7 November 2018. The Bill is so named as it is the third Finance Bill in the current special two-year session of Parliament. The Bill contains the legislation for many of the tax Read more..

15-11-2018
Directors’ loans – tax consequences for your company
There are tax consequences for both companies and directors relating to the issue of director’s loans. We will examine below some of the implications if a company facilitates loans to a director. A director’s loan comprises not just an actual loan, Read more..

15-11-2018
Directors’ loans - tax consequences for the director
An overdrawn director's loan account is created when a director (or other close family members) 'borrows' money from their company. Many companies, particularly 'close' private companies, pay for personal expenses of directors using company funds. Read more..

15-11-2018
ISAs and Inheritance Tax
New rules were introduced by the Government in 2015 that allow for the spouse or civil partner of a deceased ISA saver to benefit from additional ISA benefits. Under the rules, if an ISA saver in a marriage or civil partnership dies, their spouse or Read more..

15-11-2018
Employment status of football referees
A recent First-Tier Tribunal case examined the complex issue of whether a group of 60 football referees should be classified as employees or self-employed. HMRC argued that the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) was the employer of the Read more..

15-11-2018
Holiday let property and Business Property Relief
Business Property Relief (BPR) is an attractive tax relief for taxpayers with business interests, offering either 50% or 100% relief from Inheritance Tax (IHT) on the value of their business assets if certain conditions are met. The relief can even Read more..

15-11-2018
Foreign currency considerations
There are special rules that must be considered when buying and selling assets in foreign currency. This is sometimes known as a barter transaction. As a general rule when a foreign currency transaction takes place at arm's length, the value of the Read more..

15-11-2018
UK Living Wage rates rise
The Living Wage Foundation (an initiative of Citizens UK) recently announced Living Wage rates for London and the UK at £10.55 an hour and £9 an hour respectively. These Living Wage rates are not statutorily binding but represent an increase of 25p Read more..

15-11-2018
SDLT payment deadline to be reduced
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a tax that is generally payable on the purchase or transfer of land and property in England and Northern Ireland. It is also payable in respect of certain lease premiums. Higher rates of SDLT were introduced on 1 April Read more..

13-11-2018
Security guidance on encryption and passwor
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published updated security guidance on encryption and on passwords in online services under the GDPR. The GDPR requires data controllers to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures Read more..