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Update on People with Significant Control (PSC) Register and Companies House Regulations


Over the last year we have filed the new confirmation statement (CS01) on behalf of our clients, and used the form to notify Companies House of any companies or people with significant control over the…

Staff welfare – exemptions and tax liabilities


Within many businesses the staff welfare account code is often used as a home for all employee related expenditure that doesn’t fit neatly elsewhere. At the end of the tax year however, identifying the appropriate…

HMRC PAYE Inspections: Back on the agenda!


HMRC estimates that 43% of the shortfall between tax collected and tax actually due is sitting within the employment sector. It’s no surprise then, that PAYE compliance visits are set to remain high on the…

Changes to implementation date for Making Tax Digital


Since our recent update on Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD), the government has announced a revised timetable for its introduction. Unincorporated businesses, including landlords, were expected to be the first to see significant changes,…

New Employment Tax Director for WMT


We are delighted to announce that Rob Ennis has joined as Employment Tax Director, further enhancing the capabilities of our already 18-strong employment taxes and tronc team. Having worked for Big 4, mid-tier and boutique…

Claiming the employment allowance – it’s not too late


When the employment allowance was first introduced in April 2014, 20% of qualifying employers failed to make a claim within the first year. The good news is that employers have up to four years after…

Gifts with reservation of benefit


Gifting your assets during your lifetime can make sure that more of your wealth passes to your loved ones. However, the gifts can still be subject to inheritance tax on your death. Gifting can have…

Is your defined benefit pension scheme still worth having?


A defined benefit pension scheme (also known as a final salary scheme) is designed to offer a secure income for your retirement which increases each year. It will normally also pay a reduced pension to…

WMT support Emmaus St Albans as charity of the year in 2017


WMT Chartered Accountants is delighted to announce their support of Emmaus St Albans as their charity of the year for 2017. Emmaus charity provides a stable environment for people who are experiencing homelessness or social…