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Individuals affected by property changes

22 November 2017

Some individuals may benefit from some of the changes to residential property taxation, whilst others will pay higher ATED charges.

Are SDLT charges hitting the wrong target?

19 September 2017

The intention of introducing a 3 per cent increased stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rate was to ‘try and redress the balance between those who are struggling to buy their first property and those who are able to invest in additional properties’.

King-size tax savings for Manchester Aparthotel

07 September 2017

Manchester based property developer saved over £120,000 of tax through expenditure eligible for capital allowances acquiring 6-story apart hotel.

Bells are ringing in the wedding venue

07 September 2017


Property purchased from a non-tax paying entity, makes huge savings going forward.

Unexpected haul with port development

07 September 2017

A lack of physical buildings didn’t get in the way of identifying more capital allowances expenditure in Lerwicks recent port developments than first expected.

Well-heeled shop fit out

07 September 2017

Regular shopfront updates has saved shoe brand a significant proportion of capital allowances throughout the UK.

Making gains: capital allowances can add up to significant savings
Peter Graham

17 August 2017

In the extremely competitive Consumer sector many businesses are still missing out on valuable tax relief. The sector is experiencing increasing cost headwinds and therefore maximising tax relief on capital investment is vital.

Charity tax relief stats shed light on UK population's charitable giving

04 July 2017

The latest charitable tax relief statistics have been released by HMRC, and a few interesting facts emerge about the UK population’s charitable giving.

Action needed by trusts to comply with beneficial owner register requirements

04 July 2017

Action is needed by trusts to comply with a new requirement for a beneficial ownership register for trusts operated by HMRC. New trusts within the scope will need to register by 5 October 2017 and information on existing trusts must be provided by 31 January 2018.

Changes in inheritance tax laws encourage charitable giving

31 May 2017

Back in the March 2011 Budget, the Chancellor announced a cut in the rate of inheritance tax (IHT) for those leaving at least 10 per cent of their estate to a charity. Since then, statistics show there has been a sharp increase in the amount of charitable donations left in wills with an accompanying rise in the tax relief granted, suggesting that the policy is working as intended. Sadly though, there also seems to have been an increase in family members challenging wills where the family feel they have been disadvantaged as a result of the charitable bequests.

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