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Businesses warned of Auto Enrolment exemption scam

31st July 2017

Some employers have reportedly been caught out after spending £58 on ‘Certificates of Auto Enrolment Exemption’ that are actually a scam. The appeal of the certificates is that, for a relatively small fee, the employer is told they will be exempt from any and all Auto Enrolment duties. However, such an exemption does not exist for (almost) all employers. Therefore as ...read more

New Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

11th July 2017

A new tax-free childcare scheme has been introduced this year allowing around 2 million households to reduce the cost of childcare, including self-employed parents. How does the new scheme work? Parents with children under 12 years old can open an online account and pay in the amounts they would like for childcare provided by a registered childcare provider. For every 80p that is ...read more

Around The World In 80 Taxes: An Infographic

16th May 2017

Remember the last time you had an interesting conversation about tax? No, us neither – and we’re accountants! But once in a blue moon even taxes can raise a chuckle. In an attempt to prove taxes can – very occasionally – be fun, we’ve put together a list of the 80 weirdest taxes past and present from around the world. From a ...read more

Probate fees scheduled to rise dramatically

7th April 2017

Update: As of 21st April 2017, these changes have been cancelled, as the government will not be able to introduce them before the General Election 2017. We expect that, in the event of a Conservative government being elected, these changes would be reintroduced soon after the election. The Government has announced broad changes in probate fees depending on the ...read more

What are Enterprise Management Incentives (EMIs)?

5th April 2017

Enterprise Management Incentives (EMIs) are an approved tax-advantaged employee share scheme allowing employers to grant share options to employees, most of the time as a reward for their efforts. It is designed for small companies and is not to be confused with the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), where investors receive tax relief on their investment to small companies. What are the ...read more

UK Tax and Domicile – An Overview

21st February 2017

Is your foreign income taxable in the UK? Whether or not you should declare and pay UK tax on your income earned abroad depends not only on which country you have ‘residence’ status in but also on your ‘domicile’ status. If you are unsure of your UK residence status – that is, whether you are a UK resident or not ...read more

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