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April 10, 2016

New “Spotlight” explains impact on pensions of maternity leave

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) has published a “Maternity Leave Spotlight” outlining the impact on pensions of maternity leave. It ...
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Don’t forget to renew your tax credit claims

Families and individuals that receive tax credits should ensure that they renew their tax credit claims by 31 July 2018 ...
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Companies and capital gains

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is not payable by limited companies or unincorporated associations when they sell an asset and make ...
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When do charities pay or not pay tax?

The tax treatment of charities is complex. Many charities trade either as part of their charitable interests or to raise ...
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Claim back pre-registration VAT

There are special rules that determine the recoverability of VAT incurred before a business registers for VAT. This type of ...
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The maternity allowance

The maternity allowance is a financial benefit for pregnant women who are self-employed, who are working but do not qualify ...
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VAT reverse charge may be coming to the construction sector

HMRC has launched a new consultation inviting comments from interested parties regarding the introduction of new VAT reverse charge legislation ...
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Dormant assets scheme to be expanded

The Government has announced that the dormant asset schemes is to be expanded to include to a wider set of ...
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Religion and belief discrimination

Acas has published new guidance on religion and belief discrimination in the workplace. The 26-page guidance booklet, entitled “Religion or ...
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World Cup 2018 – Acas guidance

The World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia between Thursday, 14 June and Sunday, 15 July 2018, with 32 ...
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VAT Agricultural Flat Rate Scheme

Businesses that use the flat rate scheme pay VAT as a fixed percentage of their VAT inclusive turnover. The VAT ...
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Pensions paid to non-residents

The HMRC Double Taxation Relief Manual sets out the overall principles to be applied in respect of pension income.It states:'Pensions, ...
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What is the Repayment of Teachers Loan Scheme?

Student Loans are part of the government’s financial support package for students in higher education in the UK. They are ...
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Liability of non-resident companies

Under the current rules non-resident companies with a trading business in the UK are liable to pay UK Corporation Tax ...
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Don’t leave assets in a company you dissolve

The final step in bringing a company to a legal end is when the company is dissolved. However, one if ...
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Gifts with strings attached

Most gifts made during a person's lifetime are not subject to tax at the time of the gift. The lifetime ...
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New Time Off for Public Duties Order 2018 due in force from 1 October 2018

The Time Off for Public Duties Order 2018 has been laid before Parliament and will come into force on 1 ...
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Off-payroll working

The rules for individuals providing services to the public sector via an intermediary such as a personal service company (PSC) ...
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