UK and Global Economic Update

Professor Joe Nellis from Cranfield University joins us to provide a high level update on the state of the UK and global economy.

As consumer and business confidence have fallen sharply in recent months, there is growing concern that a recession is now unavoidable and that inflationary pressures will persist well into next year with consequences for monetary policy and the cost of borrowing.

Joe will highlight the main forecasts for the coming years and assess the prospects for business, government and society.     

We would be delighted if you joined us, so do please register using the link provided:

We are expecting high demand for questions so please email us in advance with any particularly pressing questions you have to martha.harley@mhllp.co.uk

Speaker

Professor Joe Nellis – Cranfield University 

Professor Joe Nellis is Professor of Global Economy specialising in global macroeconomics, business environmental analysis, strategic thinking and management development. Find out more here

Family Investment Companies in Tax and Estate Planning

The concept of Family Investment Companies (FICs) is not a new one, but it has developed significantly in recent years to become a popular alternative to trusts in providing income tax and estate planning for families.

In a similar way to a trust, an FIC can provide for the separation of ownership and management of assets, so allowing parents and grandparents to control how monies are invested and determine how much – if any – is made available to shareholders.

The webinar in partnership with the ICAEW will consider principally how a typical FIC is structured and the tax benefits and traps, with the help of case studies to bring the talk to life.

Key topics:

  • What is a family investment company?
  • Tax benefits and traps
  • Structuring share capital
  • How to manage control and asset protection

Speaker

James Kipping, Partner, MHA

James is a Tax Partner and Head of Private Client at MHA. James advises on a broad range of taxation matters concerning individuals, trusts and family companies including those with UK and international aspects. His expertise covers principally income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning as well as the restructuring of private companies, including mergers and demergers, acquisitions and MBOs, exit and remuneration planning.

How to use Customs and VAT procedures to flourish post-Brexit

For UK businesses arranging manufacturing in the EU, join experts from MHA and the ICAEW to discover how to use the UK/EU Trade Agreement’s facilitations to minimise the impact of customs duties.

Topics to be covered:

  • How the UK/EU Trade Agreement can benefit manufacturers who sell into the EU;
  • The requirements now in place for evidencing the Preferential Origin of goods; and
  • The impact of Brexit on supply chains and outsourcing of manufacturing to the EU.

Speaker

Glyn Edwards, VAT Director, MHA

Glyn is a VAT Director based at our Leicester and Birmingham offices. Glyn’s VAT career started with H.M.Customs and Excise in 1989 and he spent seven years in the Department before moving to consultancy. His specialisms include land and property; the not-for-profit sector, health and agriculture. He is also a part of MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s market leading motor team. He is passionate about making VAT understandable to clients and always aims to seek solutions which work for a business as well as being compliant with the complexities of VAT regulations. Glyn has an enviable record in VAT litigation and dispute resolution representing clients in Tribunal and Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as instructing barristers in leading VAT cases. He is a chartered tax advisor and a member of the CIOT’s Dispute Resolution Group

Academy Workshop Series 2022: VAT update

Catch up with our 2022 series of academy webinars for School Business Managers, the Senior Leadership Team, Trustees & those responsible for finance & governance matters.  

Academy Workshop: VAT update

In this session we covered the following topics:

  • VAT registration requirements  
  • Difference between business & non-business activities 
  • Taxable & exempt supplies 
  • How VAT recovery is calculated using partial exemption methods 
  • Making tax digital and how it affects you 

Our speakers

Bianca Silva – Partner & Education Specialist

Bianca heads the firm’s Schools & Academies sector, leading a team of Partners due to her specialist knowledge and expertise developed over 30 years; initially supporting a number of schools in the 1990’s which became Grant Maintained, then moving on to support independent schools as well as schools converting to Academy status and today advising established and growing Multi Academy Trusts, often with complex structures and individual needs.  Her diverse portfolio includes many charities, schools, academies, religious organisations and voluntary groups as well as commercial and owner managed businesses. 

Nicola Mason – Director & Education Specialist

Nicola joined MHA in 2005 and is now a director in the audit department with particular responsibility for a large number of charitable and not-for-profit organisations, including a number of academy schools. She has advised on systems and procedures and financial reporting, as well as managing year end audits.

Glyn Edwards – VAT Specialist

Glyn is a VAT Director based at our Leicester and Birmingham offices. Glyn’s VAT career started with HMRC in 1989 and he spent seven years in the Department before moving to consultancy.

He has an enviable record in VAT litigation and dispute resolution representing clients in Tribunal and Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as instructing barristers in leading VAT cases.

Register today for other webinars in this series:

Academy Workshop Series 2022: Academy Accounts Direction

Academy Workshop Series 2022: Topical update & general Q&A

Academy Workshop Series 2022: Academy Trust Handbook