Blog // 18/01/2019

New Entrepreneur’s Relief Test – An End to the Uncertainty?

Analysis by Will Sweeney – Tax Technical Specialist Amidst the recent focus on Brexit, you could be forgiven for not noticing the approval of the Finance Bill by the House of Commons. With the Lords restricted to an advisory role on finance matters, this means that the Finance Bill is effectively agreed for this year. […]

Blog // 17/01/2019

Christmas Retail Reflections

Time to look back and reflect – Christmas is over for another year and with retailers starting to announce their sales performance over the festive season, it’s a good time to look back to see who has been successful or not and also try to assess what the future has in store. A successful Christmas […]

Blog // 11/01/2019


A fundamental change to the way businesses submit VAT returns will be introduced in just a few weeks’ time. HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT rules will be compulsory for most VAT registered businesses from 1 April 2019. If your business is not fully prepared for these very significant changes, urgent action is required […]

Blog // 11/01/2019

Autumn Budget 2018: IR35 changes for the private sector

What is changing? As anticipated, the Government is to roll-out the public sector IR35 changes to the private sector. Why? The Government and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) believe that there has been wide-spread non-compliance of the Intermediaries legislation, often referred to as IR35, by so-called ‘disguised employees’, primarily those providing their services via an […]

Blog // 10/01/2019

VAT treatment and agency business update

The VAT treatment of a supply of temporary workers by an employment agency business now appears to be resolved following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Adecco. This is an important decision, not only for employment agency businesses, but because it may have wider implications for businesses that operate an agent/principal model. The Court […]

Blog // 07/01/2019

The tax consequences of Brexit for Italy

Of all the possible consequences of Brexit, tax has been a major talking point for businesses operating in the UK and in EU member states like Italy; a key UK business partner. As the March 29th deadline gets closer and with trade agreements still to be agreed, the estimated 44% of UK exports to the […]