Budget sting in the tail for research and development

The issue Apparently, HMRC identified £300m in frauds by ‘artificial corporate structures’ relating to research and development tax credit claims. Broadly,…

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Entrepreneurs’ relief withdrawn for alphabet shares?

The issue Before 29 October 2018 (budget day) it was fairly common knowledge that various conditions needed to be met for…

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Autumn Budget 2018

Autumn Budget 2018 In his Budget speech yesterday Philip Hammond marked the ‘ending of austerity’. It is fair to say that…

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Forsyth’s family gets a ‘Brucie bonus’

The issue It has widely been reported that Sir Bruce Forsyth’s will left all his estate to his wife to avoid…

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Guard against VAT on private school fees

The issue It is now being widely rumoured that VAT will be applied to public school fees, which is currently generally…

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SME R&D relief and private equity firms

The issue As mentioned in numerous previous tax bites, research and development (R&D) relief continues to be massively generous, particularly for…

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Are universal civil partnerships good for tax?

Following a June 2018 Supreme Court ruling allowing a mixed-sex couple to have a civil partnership, Prime Minister Theresa May has…

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2018 Autumn Budget date announced

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced this week that this year’s Budget will be brought forward to Monday, 29…

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Banking Entrepreneurs’ Relief on a dilution

The issue In Spring 2018, the Government published a consultation setting out its proposal for allowing shareholders to retain the benefit…

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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) 3% transitional rules could be your friend

Background The 3% SDLT surcharge broadly bites when a purchaser owns more than one residential property at the end of the…

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