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17 April 2014

On your marks, get set, start...your Form 42

It’s that time of year again when HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will ask you to provide them with details of any shares or awards which have been given to your employees over the last tax year. It is not just shares that are reported, you must also include share...

15 April 2014

Gearing for growth: Steve Rigby of The Rigby Group

In our latest family business survey we look specifically at the issue of succession. How family firms are planning for this, how the next generation are preparing for it, and the challenges all family firms need to face in implementing the transition. The Midlands based Rigby Group is a good...

UK Tech Awards 2014: celebrating a thriving tech sector

The tech sector in the UK is clearly performing well at the moment and while there is talk of another bubble, away from the headlines there are many really innovative companies emerging across the UK. These awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of the sector....

Bridging the gap - handing over the family business to the next generation

The transition from one generation to the next can make or break a family business; and as the ‘baby boomers’ hand over to the ‘millennials’, the risks of getting it wrong have never been greater. We’ve interviewed over 200 next generation family business leaders in 21 countries worldwide. The survey...

09 April 2014

We're looking for GREAT business stories

We’re supporting the UK government’s GREAT campaign by sponsoring three ‘Festivals of Creativity’, celebrating GREAT businesses and their creativity. We’re looking for creative business stories to take to the first festival in Istanbul. GREAT is the UK government’s ambitious international marketing campaign aiming to deliver significant and long-term increases in...

07 April 2014

HMRC plans to get to know its customers

After a period of relative quiet HMRC is now showing increased interest in Employer Compliance matters focusing on the operation of the employment taxes and the provision of benefits. Latest figures show that Income Tax and National Insurance now account for 49% of the Government’s revenues and a recent PwC...

26 March 2014

Are you ready to register your share plans?

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will now be asking companies to provide information on their existing and new share plans via the PAYE Online service on HMRCs website by 6 July 2015. In addition, HMRC will not provide formal approval for new tax favoured share plan arrangements; instead you will...

24 March 2014

Budget 2014: our reactions

Watch our webcast for a summary of key outcomes Kevin Nicholson, UK Head of Tax, leads a discussion with a panel of specialists on the key outcomes of the Chancellor's Budget, their impact on individuals and companies and some of the broader issues affecting the economy and UK business. To...

Budget 2014: key outcomes for employers and employees

The Chancellor has delivered the 2014 Budget. The focus understandably was on supporting the recovery with a big emphasis on encouraging saving and making pensions more attractive. There were also some announcements around employee and expatriate tax, as well as other reward issues. 1. Pensions: Significant changes announced to pensions...

Budget 2014: key outcomes for business

Annual investment allowance (AIA) - The AIA will be increased to £500,000 for all qualifying investment in plant and machinery from 1 April 2014 (corporate tax) / 6 April 2014 (income tax). The period of the allowance has been extended to 31 December 2015. Bank levy and Code of Practice...

Budget 2014: key outcomes for individuals

We look at some of the key announcements from the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget and the impact on individuals. Capital gains tax on UK residential property held by non-residents - From April 2015, following consultation, a capital gains tax charge will be introduced on future gains made by non-residents disposing of...

19 March 2014

The Budget 2014 data in detail: UK tax datacard 2014/15

A quick reference guide to UK tax rates and allowances for individuals, companies and other taxpayers following announcements in Budget 2014. This data was prepared on Budget day 19 March 2014. It's a brief overview for temporary reference and general guidance on matters of interest only, and doesn't constitute professional...

Budget 2014: Turning words into miles. How far did George get?

We look at how far you would get by car, driving from Westminster for the duration of the Chancellors' Budget speeches through the years.

The UK Budget - did you know

Some interesting facts about the UK Budget, before the Chancellor starts his speech: The word ‘budget’ comes from the old French word ‘bougette’ meaning little bag, but is also a sixteenth century term for a secret ‘to open one’s budget’ When delivering his Budget, the Chancellor is allowed to drink...

17 March 2014

Budget 2014 Prediction Video: what we expect to hear from the Chancellor

Lee Stamp, Private Client Tax Director in the North East, discusses what we're expecting to hear from the Chancellor in his forthcoming Budget and whether this will support the government's message that Britain is open for business. What will the Chancellor announce on issues such energy prices, stamp duty, tax...

Budget 2014 Prediction Video: Property predictions

Ros Rowe, Real Estate Partner, discusses some of the announcements we might hear from the Chancellor in his forthcoming Budget, including changes to the treatment of REITS, taxation for offshore owners on the sale of residential property and whether the Chancellor will address the stamp duty land tax rate for...

Budget 2014 Prediction Video: Likely implications for financial services

Peter Maybrey, Financial Services Tax Partner, looks at some potential areas the Chancellor might address in his Budget announcement, including the impact of the bank levy on UK competitiveness, how UK government will implement EU country by country reporting requirements and their response to the ongoing Base Erosion and Profit...

14 March 2014

Live Budget day webcast - 17:00

Kevin Nicholson, UK Head of Tax, will chair our live webcast at 5pm on 19 March. Joined by a panel of specialists, Kevin will lead a discussion of the key outcomes of the Chancellor's announcement, their impact on individuals and companies and some of the broader issues affecting the economy...

11 March 2014

Defined contribution pensions: Getting more from managing your risks

In this webcast, HRS Partner, David Wignall is joined by defined contribution pensions (DC) specialists Sean Beattie, Richard Smith and Aimée Walker. They discuss the significant cost of DC schemes to your business and the new and growing risks that you as an employer or trustee have to manage. They...

10 March 2014

Infographic: Where next for UK financial services? Part 2: Regions of opportunity

The “Where next for UK financial services? Part 2: Regions of opportunity” report analyses what a future FS sector might look like if a robust regulatory regime that facilitates FS sector growth is combined with favourable economic conditions. To download the full The “Where next for UK financial services? Part...