General

New successes for HMRC in the courts

September 2nd 2016

HMRC seem to be making progress in their attempts to discourage, and recover unpaid tax, from participators in tax avoidance schemes. 

A new broom

August 9th 2016

Philip Hammond has been appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer as George Osborne returns to the backbenches.

Bogus emails and now, bogus phone calls

July 20th 2016

The “phishing” emails sent by nefarious individuals, purporting to be from HMRC, have now been joined by bogus phone calls.

Transferring ISAs

July 20th 2016

ISA investors may be interested to read the following guidance issued by HMRC regarding the transfer of ISAs from one provider to another.

The decision to leave the EU brief thoughts on the reaction of SME owners

July 20th 2016

Entrepreneurs and small business owners have always balanced risk and reward, seeking out and taking advantage of the opportunities that are presented in an ever changing landscape.

What was in the Budget?

May 13th 2016

Our government have selected their top-ten tax changes that came into effect from 6 April 2016. Just in case you need a refresher they are:

Lifetime Individual Savings Account (Lifetime ISA)

April 14th 2016

In a further bid to encourage savings for a first property purchase, or retirement, a new ISA is being launched from April 2017 - the Lifetime ISA.

Right to rent

February 5th 2016

On 1 February 2016, the responsibility for ensuring that tenants have a right to live in the UK was passed from the Home Office to landlords, the so-called right to rent checks.

Other changes proposed

January 15th 2016

The government has also published its intention to change a number of other tax reporting issues. Some of the more impactful for smaller businesses and Self Assessment tax payers are reproduced below:

Help to buy ISAs are available from 1 December 2015

December 16th 2015

The following information is extracted from the Government’s help sheet: