The Battle of Bosworth and Entrepreneurs’ Relief

For history buffs, the Battle of Bosworth was the last significant battle of the War of the Roses, marking the beginning…

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Spanish property tax traps

The issue Many UK individuals own Spanish property and for many this has been a dream, the realisation of which proves…

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Take care with VAT bad debt relief

The issue For those VAT registered businesses which do not use the cash accounting scheme (most of them), care needs to…

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Part-exchange SDLT relief for property traders

The issue There is a relief for house building companies which acquire properties through part-exchange. The relief Many developers offer purchasers…

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5% hospitality VAT rules may be wider than you think

The issue A few weeks ago the government announced a temporary cut in the VAT rate from 20% to 5% for…

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Should pension schemes pay stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on commercial property acquisitions?

The issue As a general rule a purchaser (including pension schemes) will pay SDLT on any consideration paid for a property….

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An update on the EBT loan charge and actions required by 30 September 2020

The briefing Firstly, an apology that this week’s tax bite is a little longer than normal!  However, below are some key…

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Will capital losses have more value in the future?

The issue As a general rule when an individual makes a gain in a tax year he or she will offset…

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Tax treatment of repaying CJRS money

The issue There have been many reports of widespread CJRS fraud whereby companies have been making false claims for CJRS or…

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Simple debts are not as simple as you think!

The issue There seems to be a fairly common misconception that an individual can claim a capital loss for a debt…

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