An Entrepreneurs’ Relief muddle … resolved

Conflicting tax cases In May we highlighted two Tribunal decisions which looked into the issue of whether certain types of share…

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Credit card charges for tax payments to be scrapped?

The issue Accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young has called for HMRC to scrap credit card fees on taxpayers’ bills. The treasury…

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What a relief for investors!

Announced in last year’s Budget, Investors’ Relief (‘IR’) is a new relief available to shareholders who sell shares of unlisted companies….

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Safeguard Entrepreneurs’ Relief by carrying out investment activity in different company

The issue Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) can be jeopardised if a company/group has substantial non-trading activities, which are generally taken to be…

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Do not bring Personal Portfolio Bonds into the UK!

The issue In recent years there has been an increase in the number of off-shore bonds and based on assets owned…

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The Scots pay more income tax!

The Issue For 2017/2018 Scottish tax rates are not as generous as the rest of the UK. The Scottish higher rate…

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Early Election affects Budget 2017 measures

The issue The triggering of an early general election by Theresa May has resulted in a rush to try to get…

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Insurance gain? – reduce tax by making a simple pension contribution

The issue When insurance bonds are redeemed a relief known as ‘top-slicing’ may be available in order to limit the tax…

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Could LISA be your friend?

A new type of ISA, the ‘Lifetime ISA’ became available on 6 April 2017, allowing savers to save up to £4,000…

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Beware of pension tapering!

Summary There is now less than a week to make your 2016/17 pension contribution if you have not done so already….

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