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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.

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.

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).

James Gransby

Partner

James is a tax partner dealing exclusively with medical professionals, helping GPs and Hospital Doctors with accounts and tax compliance, adding value with advisory work. He is a Board member of AISMA.

Does the Macron/Trump agreement spell the end for UK’s tax on big tech companies?

28 August 2019

Faced with the demise of the traditional High Street and the rise of big tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, the UK government has been planning a digital services tax to level the playing field. Will France’s commitment to, if necessary, refund part of its digital services tax scupper the UK’s efforts?

Is the weaponisation of taxes here to stay?

17 July 2019

With France and the UK imposing new digital services taxes on big technology companies and the USA threatening to retaliate with import tariffs, UK and European businesses and consumers are likely to be caught in the crossfire of a trade and tax war. What’s going on?

Al Dixon

Partner

Al is a corporate tax partner with a focus on owner-managed businesses, growing companies and the mid- market. He has a passion for private businesses, partnering with the owners and leaders of businesses to help them achieve their personal and business ambitions.

NHS locum wins partial victory in IR35 tribunal case
Susan Ball

04 July 2019

The latest IR35 ruling by the First-tier Tax Tribunal into the contracts entered into by an NHS locum with two hospitals found that while one contract fell inside IR35 rules the other fell outside.

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