Brexit Readiness

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With less than a year to go until the UK leaves the EU it is important for all businesses to start reviewing the impact which this huge change will have on their businesses. Although political […]

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Childcare schemes choice extended to October 2018

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Parents have until October 2018 to decide if they wish to join the existing childcare voucher scheme or the new tax-free childcare scheme. The employer-provided voucher scheme was meant to end on 6 April 2018, […]

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Termination Payments from April 2018

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The tax treatment of employee termination payments changes on 6 April 2018 so that all payments in lieu of notice (PILONs), whether contractual or not, are taxable (and from 6 April 2019 are also subject […]

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General Medical Services GP contract from April 2018

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Changes have been agreed to the General Medical Services GP contract for 2018/19 with effect from 1 April 2018. These changes apply in England only. Steven Boxwell in our Plymouth office covers the changes. Although […]

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Enveloped Dwellings – have you reviewed your ATED valuations?

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The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) regime is 5 years old this April, but not many people will be wishing it Happy Birthday. As a reminder, this iniquitous tax (all views my own!) applies […]

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New Stamp Duty in Wales from 1 April 2018

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Wales’ next steps to raising its own taxation takes place on 1 April 2018 when Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is replaced by a Welsh Land Transaction Tax (LTT). Landfill Tax is also being replaced […]

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Spring Statement – VAT and Business Rates

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Despite the Spring Statement on 13 March 2018 being a low key affair, there were nevertheless a few business-related consultations published. Perhaps the most important is the government’s review of the VAT threshold, which was […]

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Spring Statement 2018 – Entrepreneurs’ Relief protected

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From 6 April 2019, shareholders who would otherwise lose valuable Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) when their percentage interest in a trading company falls below 5% due to the company issuing shares to raise capital on or […]

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Spring Statement 2018 – National Living Wage to rise

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Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed in the 2018 Spring Statement that the rates of the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage would rise from 1 April 2018, as previously announced in the autumn Budget. The hourly rates […]

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Spring Statement 2018 at a glance

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Spring Statement 2018 announcements made on 13 March. The Chancellor’s statement didn’t spring any surprises. With the main Budget now pushed back to the autumn, the speech was a masterpiece of understatement, lacking the seasonal colours of emerging blossom. The lack of […]

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