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Pensions fraud risk report review 2015
Ian Bell

08 February 2016

December 2015 saw the release the 2015 pension’s fraud risk report, looking into the fraud risks pension schemes are increasingly experiencing today.

RSM/QCA small and mid-cap investor survey 2016
Diane Gwilliam

05 February 2016

Welcome to the third iteration of our RSM/QCA small and mid-cap investor survey 2016.

Low take up of the marriage allowance highlights policy flaws

03 February 2016

The new relief is designed to benefit low earning couples where one spouse has insufficient income to use their personal allowance. Where couples meet the conditions the spouse with the unused allowance is able to transfer up to £1,060 of the unused allowance to their spouse by applying online.

The looming Stamp Duty surcharge for landlords

03 February 2016

Consultation on the Government’s proposal to introduce higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax has just closed, and we wait to see what, if any, changes there may be. If the proposals stay the same, the higher rates will be three percentage points above the current SDLT rates - giving a maximum 15% charge on the highest slice of the purchase price above £1.5 million. Conveyancing solicitors be warned – you could be in for a very busy time…

Weekly tax brief - 3 February 2016

03 February 2016

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments…

Scottish Budget proposals - let the games begin...

03 February 2016

Parliamentary debates don’t usually get us all hot under the collar, but Holyrood’s debate this week on the Scottish Government’s 2016 Budget proposals could prove to be the exception to the rule. And with the Scottish Parliamentary elections on the horizon, one thing is certain – nothing is for certain…

What to do if you have missed the Self Assessment deadline

03 February 2016

Now that the 31 January deadline for Self Assessment tax returns has been and gone, so what should you do if you haven’t filed your tax return yet?

Bear market begins?
Rob Donaldson

01 February 2016

Just as the post-Christmas winter blues creep in I stop drinking all forms of alcohol. Well, I tried to. I made it to around 1pm on the 1st. A bad start. Then a ’streak’ of seven clear days. Miserable days. Each night as the bear market closed in I went home to an elderflower cordial. On ice. With tonic. And a slice.

Sale of Camden Town Brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev

01 February 2016

RSM’s M&A and Private Equity team has advised on the sale of Camden Town Brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewing business. In a deal worth up to £108m, the sale delivered a multiple in excess of 60x EBITDA and 7x revenues.

Part payment of college fees is ‘business’

26 January 2016

A recent Upper Tribunal has ruled that part-payment of fees paid by students has to be treated as VAT exempt ‘business income’.