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Eat out to help out is leaving a sour taste in HMRC’s mouth

10 December 2020

The eat out to help out (EOTHO) scheme was so successful in August that some pubs, restaurants and cafes even carried on the discounts into September at their own cost. As we approach the end of the current lockdown, with talk of easing restrictions over Christmas, will a new version of EOTHO be on the cards?

Creative sector tax reliefs: special purpose vehicles – the opportunities and pitfalls

24 September 2020

Creative companies often use SPVs to maximise the available tax reliefs. But it’s important to understand the rules. This article explains the details.

Creative sector tax reliefs: opportunities and pitfalls explained

24 September 2020

Creative sector businesses have access to a range of tax reliefs. In this article, we explain the rules and requirements of each relief so you can maximise your claims.

VAT training for your employees

09 September 2020

We discuss the various benefits of VAT training to help businesses retain watertight control over VAT processes.

Phil Melia

Tax Director

Phil is a tax director focussed on UK and international tax, with over 20 years’ experience, mainly within the Big 4 and in industry.

The UK is a leading player in global video games production, but tax relief is complicated and slow

04 August 2020

For those who thought playing computer games was ‘a misspent youth’, the industry is now worth over £3.86bn. Video games producers have a number of ways to maximise tax relief but it’s complicated and lengthy. Ahead of Brexit there is opportunity to enhance, simplify and strengthen our top position.

Ainsley Wainwright

Director

Ainsley is a Director in our Employer Solutions group which specialises in employment tax and expatriate tax.

Tax changes alone won't save the UK high street

28 July 2020

While Mr Sunak’s desire to help the struggling high street is laudable, tax changes are notoriously ineffective at correcting market imbalances created by commercial pressures. Large-scale tax changes such as the business rates review and the imposition of an online sales tax also take far more time to implement than the Chancellor has at his disposal. We assess the possibilities and suggest a quick fix which the Chancellor could implement now.

The temporary reduced rate of VAT for leisure and hospitality may not be as simple as it seems
Audrey Fearing

14 July 2020

The Chancellor’s Summer Economic Statement delivered on 8 July included various measures to support hospitality and leisure businesses during the coronavirus emergency. They included a targeted temporary VAT cut for supplies of hospitality, hotel accommodation and admission to attractions.

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.

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