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VAT tribunal allows zero-rate for digital newspapers

26 February 2020

Following a tribunal ruling, an independent review and a celebrity led campaign, the Government is under pressure on three sides to end the application of VAT at 20 per cent to digital publications.

HMRC invites claims for overpaid VAT but doesnt agree to pay them

25 February 2020

Following the News Corp and Ireland Ltd Upper Tribunal decision released late last year, in which it was held that the digital editions of The Times and other News Corp newspapers should be zero-rated for VAT, HMRC has published a new briefing explaining how businesses can now submit claims for overpaid VAT. But there is a snag - any claims made are unlikely to be paid until when, and if, the litigation is finally concluded in News Corp’s favour.

Primary care networks (PCN) topical tax issues
James Gransby

24 February 2020

James Grandby, specialist medical practices partner, covers the key financial considerations and implications for practices and new primary care networks including; taxation of the surplus funding, employment status of the clinical director, and VAT exposure of your PCN.

Government review of NHS pensions – what are the options?

07 January 2020

The Conservatives pledged in their election manifesto that they would take measures to address the NHS pensions crisis. On 18 December they said that they would announce their solution on Budget day (11 March). What options could they be considering?

Graham Steele

Partner

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

Doctors unconvinced by NHS pensions fix

27 November 2019

NHS England has announced that clinicians affected by an NHS pensions Annual Allowance tax charge for the 2019/20 tax year would have any tax payable reimbursed to them on retirement. They may have been hoping for a positive reception to the plans but doctors remain wary.

Doctors offered sticking plaster to help with pensions tax bills

20 November 2019

Ministers appear to have agreed to a short-term fix to the NHS pensions crisis amid concerns about the impact on waiting times. However, the uptake of the new concession may be low because of heavy bureaucracy. Wouldn’t it be simpler if the annual allowance taper was abolished for everybody?

NHS under the microscope over the operation of off-payroll rules

30 October 2019

Over recent months we have been hearing about HMRC reviewing the current operation of the off-payroll rules in the public sector ahead of the new changes from 6 April 2020, which will impact both the private and public sectors. It has also recently emerged that NHS bodies are within the scope of this new approach.

HS2 and the tax treatment for compulsory acquisitions

22 October 2019

The UK’s HS2 high-speed rail project has come under fire regarding delays and valuations for compulsory purchase payments, but what are the tax implications individuals and businesses need to consider?

RSM welcomes new partner in London and the South
James Gransby

10 October 2019

RSM is delighted to announce that James Gransby has joined the firm as a partner. James is a leading specialist medical accountant dealing with the accounts, tax and pensions for doctors with over 20 years’ experience and is also a board member of AISMA (The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants).

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