Category: News

GDPR and Identity Fraud

April 2018

Spring has sprung, and with it, an eager expectation of the arrival of better weather, as well as the (perhaps more dependable) arrival of the court’s decision on Dreamvar UK Ltd vs Mishcon de Reya and P&P Property Limited vs...

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Real Estate Matters – Issue 8

April 2018

Our Construction & Real Estate team have worked together to provide a national outlook on the issues facing the construction and real estate sectors.   Issue 8 of Real Estate Matters contains articles on the recent Spring Statement announcement, Mortgages, the Annual Tax on...

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Making Tax Digital for VAT

April 2018

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for businesses will finally arrive on 1 April 2019. From that date, all VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will be required to: Maintain digital records (for VAT purposes only); Provide...

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Property VAT – Opt to Tax Explained

April 2018

If you have an interest in commercial property, whether freehold or leasehold, and use it for your own business purposes and do not rent it to others, it is generally unlikely that you will need to consider opting to tax...

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VAT and Imports – The Importance of the C79

April 2018

Trading Outside the EU Businesses that import from outside the EU usually appoint an import agent to assist with the process. Whilst the agent should provide you with all the documentation needed to support the purchase costs, they are not...

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VAT for Motor Dealers

April 2018

VAT is an increasingly complex tax, particularly in the motor trade where mistakes can be costly, due to the high unit values involved. HMRC continue to target motor dealers using specially trained officers, so it’s always worth reviewing your VAT...

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VAT Inspections in the Legal Sector

April 2018

The 2017 case involving Brabners Solicitors and in particular the VAT treatment of online search fees has been well documented. We have seen evidence of HMRC’s targeted approach from visiting firms to follow up on this issue. It certainly appears that professional...

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Charity Reputation – Why is it Important?

March 2018

Charity reputation is very important. By now, everyone will have seen the reports about Oxfam, and the resulting damage to its reputation. Donations to Oxfam have certainly been hit, but it appears that donations to charities in general may fall...

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Financing Options for Legal Firms

March 2018

Is your firm’s cash under strain? Are you hoping to invest in improvements but don’t have the ready cash? Do you have a retirement looming? If so, what are your financing options? All businesses need cash, and the pressures on this...

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Spring Statement – Good News for R&D

March 2018

The Chancellor today delivered his first Spring Statement following the moving of the annual budget to the Autumn. As such, no major announcements were expected, and that is what we got. However, it was clear that Research and development (R&D)...

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