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Michael McLaughlin

Partner

Michael is a tax partner based in the Nottingham office. Michael works with corporate clients delivering commercial tax advice on international and domestic tax matters including; global tax compliance, overseas expansion, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, new developments in tax law, tax technology and governance, transfer pricing and tax accounting.

Tribunal support for leisure businesses on overpaid VAT could open claims for £1.5 billion

21 April 2020

The Upper Tribunal has upheld claims from two leisure businesses that they had overpaid VAT on historic takings from certain types of gaming machines. This may lead to much-needed refunds for the sector, which was the first to suffer the financial pressures of the coronavirus shutdown.

Financial services VAT newsflash: The advocate general's opinion in the Blackrock case has arrived
John Forth

17 March 2020

The opinion of the Advocate General (AG) has been released in the case of Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Limited (Blackrock).

Peter Williams

Partner

Peter is an indirect tax partner based in RSM’s Birmingham office. He advises corporate clients on all aspects of their VAT affairs and has extensive experience in the retail, manufacturing and leisure & hospitality sectors.

Graham Steele

Partner

Graham is a tax partner and leads RSM’s North West region innovation reliefs team.

Tourist tax consultation set to close, but what could the impact be?
Stuart McCallum

29 November 2019

The outcome of the ‘tourist tax’ consultation will be eagerly watched by many in the leisure and hospitality sectors. But this concern also stretches across into the food and drink sector which has embraced the appeal of provenance for Scottish brands and the sector has expanded in the experiential with activities, such as whisky and gin distillery tours.

What should you look for in an election manifesto?

20 November 2019

Most of the political parties will soon be publishing their manifestos ahead of the 12 December general election. We identify the big issues and consider how they might translate into specific tax proposals.

Is PMs corporation tax announcement economic or political?

20 November 2019

The Prime Minister’s plan to revoke the reduction in corporation tax rate to 17 per cent from April 2020 signals an end to the Corporate Tax Road Map published by David Cameron’s Government in 2010 and the decade-long decline in the headline rate. But is the policy driven by economic evidence or political necessity?

Irfan Butt

Partner

Irfan has over 15 years' experience in taxation of pan-European real estate funds, infrastructure funds and debt funds and structuring and restructuring of inbound, outbound and pan-European investments in real estate and distressed debt portfolios. He also holds a qualification in Islamic finance and have been part of the HMT/HMRC Islamic finance working group to advise on the changes to the UK taxation rules.

Proposed 25 per cent tariffs is a blow to the scotch whisky sector
Stuart McCallum

03 October 2019

The latest announcement to move towards a 25 per cent tariff between the EU and US on scotch whisky is a significant blow for the sector, which has been somewhat caught in the cross fire of retaliation regarding the Airbus WTO ruling.

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