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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.

Dougy Agnew

Partner

Dougy is a partner in our Aberdeen office , advising advising owner managed businesses on all tax issues for close to 30 years.

Kal Sangha

Partner

Kal is a partner and corporate tax adviser to UK and global businesses, ranging from listed to privately owned. He specialises in a range of sectors, including Infrastructure, real estate & construction, manufacturing (including food & drink) and hospitality & leisure.

Duncan Nott

Partner

Duncan is a partner in our London office, helping businesses to find practical and robust solutions to their transfer pricing issues.

Where does control lie in the battle over TV stars’ tax?

07 May 2019

The recent tax case relating to Lorraine Kelly shows how important it is that television personalities, and other people too, can argue successfully that they control their own work and therefore should not be taxed as employees. For 40 years or more HMRC has been seeking a simple distinction between employment and self-employment but has so far failed to find one.

How HMRC’s policy change on retained deposits may affect your business
Ian Bell

25 April 2019

As of 1 March HMRC’s new policy came into force in relation to retained (or non-refundable) deposits came into force. This will affect any business which collect non-refundable deposits. Key areas affected by this new policy are hotels, restaurants and leisure sectors.

Lorraine Kelly wins £1.2m tax appeal
David Williams-Richardson

21 March 2019

The personal service company of broadcaster Lorraine Kelly has won a First-Tier tribunal appeal against a £1.2m demand from HMRC for unpaid income tax and National Insurance Contributions.

Changes in working rights – what the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors should prepare for
Charlie Barnes

05 March 2019

An employment law update including The Good Work Plan, casual worker guidelines, holiday pay guidance, new legislation for the handling of staff tips, a worker exploitation consultation, and updates on the National Minimum Wage and the status of Uber drivers.

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