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Private use of leased cars – are VAT changes afoot?

28 November 2016

We understand HMRC are now looking to withdraw the Treatment of Transactions Order. Have you checked your relevant policies to ascertain if any vehicles might fall into the category of arm's length?

Collaboration projects – avoiding the many tax pitfalls

28 November 2016

The high profile collapse of the £750M Uniting Care Partnership this year due to shortfalls in tax and financial modelling has raised concerns about the processes and controls when entering in collaborative projects. Does your organisation have the necessary checklists?

Infrastructure delivery plan to continue

25 November 2016

We forecast that existing projects in the infrastructure delivery plan would continue and that further investments would be announced.

Weekly tax brief - 24 November 2016 - reflections on the Autumn Statement
George Bull

24 November 2016

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we reflect on some of the most important announcements at the Autumn Statement.

Could Brexit help boost the leisure and tourism industry?

24 November 2016

If the UK negotiates a deal with the EU similar to the Canadian model, ie a customs union, how it operates VAT would no longer be subject to EU law.

Few surprises for corporate tax

23 November 2016

Corporation tax – the Chancellor gives, the Chancellor takes away. No surprises as the government continue down the road of reducing the corporate tax rate which is good news. On the downside there is confirmation that the well signposted restrictions on loss and interest relief will be introduced in 2017.

Private individuals

23 November 2016

The Chancellor has reconfirmed the government’s commitment to increasing the personal allowance to £12,500 and basic rate band to £50,000 by the end of the parliament.

National living wage rises

23 November 2016

The Chancellor has confirmed that the National Living Wage will increase from £7.20 to £7.50 from April 2017.


23 November 2016

Please see our sector commentary here.

Consultation on pension liberation scams

23 November 2016

The Chancellor’s announcement of the consultation to ban cold callers preying on those who are considering cashing in their pension pots is very welcome and long overdue, but how quickly will the essential changes be implemented and will these go far enough? Our own research shows the dramatic increase in fraudulent activity since the introduction of pension freedoms last year and urgent action is required to prevent this getting worse.