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Landlord tax errors – don’t fall foul


A recent survey carried out by a local authority indicated that almost half of landlords had not registered for self-assessment. At a time when local authorities are experiencing severe cuts, unpaid tax on this scale,…

Election impact reflected in ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor


Top ranking business professions running all types of businesses across the UK expressed their deep concern over business prospects in the latest ICAEW Confidence Monitor report. There are however, signs of optimism for an improvement…

Tax efficient life insurance


Many employers offer their employees life insurance cover as part of their benefit package. Although a popular incentive, employers too small to have a group life insurance policy are left with taking out separate policies…

HMRC steps up scope of National Minimum Wage Investigations


Don’t get caught out! A strict penalty regime and negative publicity can be the unwelcome outcome of mistakes involving payment of the National Minimum Wage (NMW). Ask Rob Ennis, our Employment Tax Director, for a…

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…