You need a quality residence for PPR!

The issue A recent case has highlighted the old adage of ‘quality not quantity’ when it comes to Principal Private Residence…

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Tory tax cuts?

The issue Boris Johnson has promised to cut taxes for around 3 million higher earners by raising the 40p threshold from…

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Social media used in tax residency cases

The issue Since Johnny Hallyday, the famous French singer, died in 2017, there has been a battle over his £89 million…

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Supreme Court says capital gains tax payable on bond disposal

The issue In the case of Hancock v HMRC taxpayers sold their company in return for loan notes of £9.27 million,…

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VAT reverse charge for construction services

The issue A reverse charge for construction work will be introduced on 1 October 2019. This is an anti-fraud measure under…

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New way for preference shares to jeopardise Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The issue A key requirement for shareholders to enjoy Entrepreneurs’ relief (ER) is that they have owned 5% of the ordinary…

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Use or lose the structures and buildings allowance

The issue A longstanding frustration of businesses is that most capital expenditure on commercial buildings does not benefit from capital allowances…

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Top slicing relief – latest developments

Those of you who deal with insurance bond encashments will know the legislation is extremely complex.  If you read the provisions…

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Another Entrepreneurs’ Relief blunder!

The issue This week we report on another tale of Entrepreneurs’ Relief woe that has arisen in the case of Philip…

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Is Lorraine Kelly a tax avoider or a celebrity scapegoat?

The papers have recently been rife with stories of how TV presenter, Lorraine Kelly, won an appeal at a First Tier…

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