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Brexit – life begins at 50

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Bishop Fleming's VAT Director, Wendy Andrews, highlights the potential issues for businesses and consumers of Brexit following the government’s triggering of Article 50 to leave the EU. The phoney war has ended and the UK begins the process…

Serial tax avoider rules – action needed before 6 April 2017

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If you have participated in a tax avoidance scheme, you may have limited time in which to take action to protect your interests, otherwise you could be branded a Serial Tax Avoider (STA) by the…

Call for action on the taxation of Image Rights

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended that the government takes urgent action to address image rights taxation. It wants to see reforms included in the next Finance Bill to ensure related tax revenue is no…

Advance Payment Notices: we can help

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The tax office’s crackdown on avoidance schemes continues apace with its on-going issue of Advance Payment Notices (APNs) and Partner Payment Notices (PPNs). Many who invested in such avoidance schemes currently under enquiry with the…

Autumn Statement 2016 at a glance

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Key tax announcements of 23 November 2016 Autumn Statement. This Autumn Statement was effectively a number of firsts. It was Philip Hammond’s first Budget as Chancellor; the first Budget of the Theresa May Government; and the…

Sharing out the Apple pie

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Apple has been ordered to pay €13bn (£11bn) in tax to the Irish government by the European Commission, which has ruled that the Silicon Valley company’s Irish tax arrangements amounted to illegal state aid. The…

HMRC seeks to reassure charities over the Common Reporting Standard

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HMRC has published new guidance in relation to the Common Reporting Standard which assures charities that it will adopt a “soft landing” approach to the regime for them. This new guidance follows pressure from a…

New Worldwide Disclosure Facility for tax

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A new Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) from 5 September 2016 will allow those with outstanding tax to put their affairs in order, but will offer no special terms. HM Revenue & Customs has revealed the plans, and…

Brexit and UK employers of EU workers

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Now that the UK has voted for Brexit, concern is growing among UK employers over what they should be doing with their current EU workers. Currently the decision to invoke Article 50 for Brexit has…

Adapting to change in a global market

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Nigel Warren, head of manufacturing and technology, looks at how the global market is becoming more accessible for even the smallest of firms. The world is changing rapidly, with new technologies coming on stream allied…