Bereavement leave for parents who lose a child

19-10-17

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has been published by the government. Although the Bill is a Private Members’ Bill, it has the full support of the government and therefore the Bill and its explanatory notes have been prepared by the… Read more..

Managing staff experiencing mental ill health

18-10-17

Acas has launched new guidance to help employers manage staff who are experiencing mental health issues. The new guidance aims to help managers develop the right skills to support employees as well as to create a culture of well-being in the… Read more..

Is it a car or a van?

18-10-17

The First-Tier Tribunal recently heard three appeals that examined whether vehicles supplied to employees were vans or cars. The main appellant in this case was Coca-Cola European Partners GB Ltd (Coca-Cola) who supplied vehicles to a number of their… Read more..

Non-residents selling UK home

18-10-17

A capital gains tax (CGT) charge on the sale of UK residential property by non-UK residents was introduced in April 2015. A UK non-resident that sells UK residential property needs to deliver a non-resident capital gains tax (NRCGT) return within… Read more..

Overdrawn director’s loan account

18-10-17

An overdrawn director's loan account is created when a director (or other close family members) ‘borrows’ money from their company. Many companies, particularly 'close' private companies, pay for personal expenses of directors using company funds.… Read more..

HMRC to stop accepting personal credit cards

18-10-17

HMRC has confirmed that they will no longer accept payments with a personal credit card from 13 January 2018. This includes payments for income tax, PAYE, VAT and many other taxes. This is due to the implementation of the EU second Payment Services… Read more..

Inactive companies and Corporation Tax

18-10-17

There are a number of scenarios where HMRC would consider a company or organisation to be inactive for Corporation Tax (CT) purposes. This is a different categorisation to a 'dormant' company and usually happens when a company has not commenced… Read more..

What is a 'K' tax code?

18-10-17

The letters in an employee’s tax code signify their entitlement (or not) to the annual tax free personal allowance. The tax codes are updated annually, or when an employee's circumstances change, and help employers work out how much tax to deduct… Read more..

Do you pay tax on assets or cash you inherit?

11-10-17

As a general rule, inheritance tax (IHT) is collected from a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s lifetime on certain trusts and gifts. There is normally no tax to be paid if the value of the estate is below the IHT… Read more..

Tax implications on divorce or separation

11-10-17

When a couple is separating or divorced it is unlikely that they are thinking about the tax implications. However, as the dust begins to settle it is important that the tax consequences of the break-up are given proper consideration. Whilst income… Read more..

Land Registry property alert service

11-10-17

HM Land Registry's property alert service is a free (for up to 10 registered properties) service to help protect property from fraud. The counter-fraud security measure was introduced by the Land Registry to monitor registered properties, where there… Read more..

Check your National Insurance record online

11-10-17

HMRC offers an online service to check your National Insurance record online. In order to use the service, you will need to have a Government Gateway account. If you don’t have an account, you can apply to set one up online. By signing in to the… Read more..