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Taxpayers warned on latest scam emails

13th January 2017

Taxpayers are being warned about the latest scam email to target them, which takes advantage of the deadline at the end of this month for the 2015-16 Self Assessment tax returns to try and trick taxpayers into thinking they’re due a tax rebate. The email – titled “#Refund Payment Confirmation Number” and an 11-digit number – tells customers that “we ...read more

“English Commercial Register” Fraud

16th December 2016

Ignore the letter One of our clients received this letter, and was understandably concerned – this letter has left some businesses thousands of pounds out of pocket. Business owners should be worried by this letter, but not for the reasons that you think. These letters are spam letters sent out by a Spanish publication firm, threatening businesses with being struck off ...read more

Statutory UK Residence Test

9th December 2016

The most significant impact on anyone's tax is arguably their residence status. Concluding on whether a person is UK resident for tax purposes is not easy. It's really difficult, in fact. To make life a little easier, we have summarised below the key points of the residency test: View a higher-resolution version of the infographic here. If you ...read more

Autumn Statement 2016

25th November 2016

The Autumn Statement was released on Wednesday by Chancellor Philip Hammond and, if you listened closely, amongst the doom and gloom that was the forecasts for this country’s post-Brexit economy, you may have heard a number of tax changes being announced. If however you happened to miss the Chancellor’s riveting speech, we have summarized the key points for you below. Companies

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What is the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme ?

27th May 2016

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was set up in 2011 by George Osbourne to promote new enterprise and entrepreneurship, which in turn would help economic growth. It is targeted at very small companies and is considered to be an extension of the traditional EIS scheme. The scheme can be highly appealing to investors due to the tax-efficiency, but as ...read more

Self-employed and struggling to get a mortgage ?

23rd May 2016

Applying for a mortgage is one of the more stressful aspects of buying a new house, especially given the changes in the market since the financial crash. Now it appears that the prospects of the self-employed looking to climb up the property ladder have been hampered, following a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) report that a number of lenders have been ...read more

Pool vehicles – an overview

18th May 2016

Thinking about opening a local corner shop? What about a cash and carry? Maybe even a food delivery service? These are a few business ventures you could hope to pursue but they all have one thing in common - you will most likely need a company vehicle to meet business demands. When it comes to HMRC, even the seemingly simplest things ...read more