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15 April 2024

I’ve been always been fascinated by the difference between cakes, biscuits and confectionery and had the pleasure of being part of the team that helped Tunnocks and Lees of Scotland…

Corporate and International Tax
20 November 2023

Share for share exchanges are regularly seen in various types of company sale and reorganisation transactions. Broadly, where a shareholder exchanges shares in Company A for shares in B, and…

Share Schemes and Valuations
10 November 2023

Deeming provisions are common in tax provisions. As their names suggests, they ‘deem’ certain situations to satisfy specific conditions when they might not otherwise meet the strict wording of the…

Private Client
5 October 2023

As explained here, there has been a significant increase in recent years in individuals considering moving offshore before a business sale as non-UK residents are not subject to UK Capital…

Transactions Tax
25 September 2023

M Group Holdings – Substantial Shareholding Exemption (“SSE”) – interpretation of paragraphs 15A and 26 of Schedule 7A Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (“TCGA 92”). Issue -does it apply…

Employment Taxes
7 September 2023

The cost of rented accommodation continues to rise. In London, the average monthly rent for a new tenancy is currently £2,109, representing an annual increase of 12.9%. Other major cities…

Employment Taxes
15 August 2023

In the recent Upper Tier Tribunal joint cases of Laing O’Rourke Services Ltd and Willmott Dixon Holdings Ltd v HMRC, it was adjudged that car allowances paid to employees were…

Private Client
31 July 2023

If you are thinking ‘What?!!’ the likelihood is that you are not required to make payments on account. Taxpayers have to make two payments on account towards the final tax…

Innovation Reliefs
14 April 2023

The R&D tax relief rates for R&D expenditure incurred after 1 April 2023 is changing. The changes are designed to ensure that the schemes provide better value for the UK…

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