Foreign law matters when a non-UK resident company purchases its own shares

In UK law a company can purchase its own shares from its shareholders. The question then arises about how this should…

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Don’t forget about employee shareholder capital gain tax exemption

Employee shareholder status (ESS) was introduced on 6 April 2013 and was a very generous employee share incentive. Broadly it involved…

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Section 169Q elections when there’s no more BADR

The heady days of a £10m lifetime Entrepreneurs’ Relief allowance are now a distant memory. This was reduced to £1m in…

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Do membership loan schemes work?

It is fairly common for sporting clubs to seek cheap finance from its members for various initiatives (e.g. new tennis courts…

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What about Luke Littler’s expenses?

There has been quite a lot of recent press coverage about HMRC popping up on Luke Littler’s Twitter (or X if…

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Side Hustle Tax

What are the actual implications of the ‘side hustle tax’ for online sellers?

Over the past few days, much attention has been given to a new ‘side hustle tax’ coming into force from 1…

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Create ‘breathing space’ for section 455 charge

Any loans to participators (broadly shareholders) that are outstanding nine months after the year end will be subject to what is…

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Section 455 planning between associated companies

It is generally well known that a ‘section 455 charge’ will arise if a loan outstanding to a shareholder remains outstanding…

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Nail down beneficial ownership with a deed of trust

In these times of high house prices and relatively low wages it is not unusual for parents to help out their…

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IHT cuts and can they be relied on?

Rumours are flying about in the media around inheritance tax (IHT) cuts which are set to be announced by Jeremy Hunt…

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