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18-02-2018
Do you want to buy an electric car for your business?

My thanks go to the Association of Taxation Technicians for the text of this article. I think it is fair to say that Electric cars are proving very popular with our clients and it is worth giving an update. It is a bit technical but does ... read more

06-02-2018
Changes to taking money out of your company 2018-19

This is the annual update for the amounts to withdraw from your company. The changes to dividend tax means that most business owners be rewarded in dividends will pay more personal tax from 6th April 2018. Current Position For the 2017/18/ ... read more

19-02-2018
Campaign to promote shared parental leave

Campaign to promote shared parental leave

In its “Good Work” response to the 2017 Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, the government stated that, as part of its commitment to raising awareness of employment rights, it was to instigate a campaign to encourage more working parents to ... read more

14-02-2018
Appealing to a tax tribunal

Appealing to a tax tribunal

There are a number of different options open to taxpayers that disagree with a tax decision issued by HMRC. The first step is to make an appeal to HMRC against the tax decision. If taxpayers do not agree with HMRC’s appeals review, there are further ... read more

14-02-2018
Does a charity pay tax?

Does a charity pay tax?

The tax treatment of charities can be very complex. As a first step any charity hoping to benefit from any beneficial treatment needs to be recognised as a charity for UK tax purposes by HMRC as well as meeting other criteria. A recognised charity ... read more

14-02-2018
Pay and paternity leave

Pay and paternity leave

When your partner gives birth or when you adopt a child or have a baby by surrogate, you may be entitled to 1 or 2 weeks paternity leave and paternity pay. You are also entitled to take a small amount of unpaid time off work before the baby is born ... read more

14-02-2018
What to do if you have stopped work

What to do if you have stopped work

HMRC issues some helpful guidance that covers what you need to do if you stopped work. The guidance covers the main reasons that you might have stopped work such as being made redundant or leaving your job. If you have been made redundant then you ... read more

14-02-2018
Can you change a Will after death?

Can you change a Will after death?

One might expect that the answer to this question would be a definitive no. However, under certain circumstances a will can actually be changed after death. This is done by using what is known as a Deed of Variation. Any changes to the will must be ... read more

14-02-2018
How to get proof of employment history

How to get proof of employment history

A special employment history request can be submitted by taxpayers for those needing to make a claim for compensation. The form is usually used for claims relating to industrial injuries, road traffic accidents, medical negligence and hardship. HMRC ... read more

14-02-2018
Tax-Free Childcare available now

Tax-Free Childcare available now

The Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (TFCS) was launched in April 2017 to the first tranche of working parents. The scheme was initially made available to working parents of children aged under 4 on 31 August 2017. On 15 January 2018, the scheme was ... read more