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And they're off ! The Budget and pensions grand national

24 February 2016

With yet more changes expected to pensions in the Budget, which one will fall at the first and which will make it across the line? Or can we expect a photo finish? One thing’s for certain, as we enter the final furlong before the Budget, it really could be anyone’s race…

HMRC ceasing its post transaction valuation check
Fiona Bell

22 February 2016

Any private equity investors who rely on HMRC’s PTVC service need to be aware of this significant development when putting their management incentive structures in place.

HMRC powers under microscope in Gold Nuts case

17 February 2016

Rather than criminally investigate everyone it suspects of tax evasion, HMRC often offers taxpayers the Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF) which provides an opportunity to come clean and admit to all tax irregularities in return for a guarantee of criminal immunity. But a recent Tribunal case – Gold Nuts and Others v. HMRC - in which an appellant unequivocally denied involvement in tax fraud has raised some interesting issues around the interaction between HMRC’s civil and criminal investigations.

Spare a thought for the self-employed

17 February 2016

A recent report proposes benefits for the self-employed which may make it easier for HMRC to tax them as employees.

Weekly tax brief - 17 February 2016

17 February 2016

This week’s Tax Brief, examines the tax challenges facing self-employed, rail against plans to make tax advisers agents of the State and more.

Pub and restaurant groups report positive January trading

17 February 2016

Britain’s pub and restaurant groups have reported a solid start to 2016, with collective like-for-like sales in January up 1.9 per cent on the same month last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Tax voice - February 2016

17 February 2016

Welcome to this month's edition of tax voice, a monthly round-up of the most important tax news.

Buy-to-let investors: options if caught by the new tax changes

17 February 2016

6 April 2016 heralds the start of a series of changes for buy to let property owners, as previously reported, but what are the options going forward?

Large business - spotlight on tax strategy

17 February 2016

Large businesses will soon be required to publish their UK tax strategy. What does this mean?

Tread carefully with entrepreneurs' relief planning

17 February 2016

The gulf between the 10 per cent rate of capital gains tax and the 45 per cent rate of income tax has attracted the attention of the tax man.