Watch out for long warranty periods in deals!

The issue Nearly all business sales will include warranties. A warranty broadly means that a seller states that something is or…

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Deathbed tax planning from HMRC!

GAAR HMRC’s guidance on the tax general anti-abuse rules (‘GAAR’) makes interesting reading because they kindly set out certain juicy bits…

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Bank customer reward…not as rewarding as you may think!

Many of you will have a current account that rewards you with a monthly payment for paying in a certain amount…

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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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