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Join us at Cereals 2019

Join us at our drop-in tax surgery on 13 June Our farms and estates specialists will be at Cereals 2019,…

Richard Crane April 2019

Sales, Property and Viability: SPVs and tax

Traditionally, the development of property for sale has often been carried out through a special purpose vehicle (“SPV”): once the…

Andrew Levene April 2019

HMRC and the order of the phoenix: profit extraction and tax relief

With personal tax rates running up to 45% (or 47% if you include National Insurance Contributions) and a Corporation Tax…

Anthony Newgrosh April 2019

Import VAT recovery: a taste of things to come?

A recent brief issued by HMRC (Revenue and Customs Brief 2 (2019)) deals with the incorrect recovery of import VAT…

Raphael Suissa April 2019

Faith, hope and foreign charity

David Whiscombe examines the issues around UK tax relief on charitable donations. Charity begins at home.  But sometimes events call…

David Simpson April 2019

An ER lifeboat: past loss of trading status

David Whiscombe highlights an anomaly that may occasionally be vital. Entrepreneurs’ relief is a very valuable relief, reducing the rate of…

Anthony Newgrosh April 2019

Mexit: tax on marriage breakdown

David Whiscombe reflects on relationship breakdown. As if to remind us that relationships other than that between the UK and…

Geraint Jones April 2019

David Whiscombe shortlisted for Taxation Award

We’re delighted that BKL consultant David Whiscombe has been shortlisted in this year’s Taxation Awards for his outstanding contribution to…

David Whiscombe April 2019

Starbucks – CofFees: employees’ tuition costs and tax implications

It’s reported that Starbucks is to offer to pay tuition fees for its staff to take online degree courses offered…

Doug Sinclair April 2019

VAT rates on recladding works

Where money is being spent on recladding works, it may be possible for this to be at the reduced VAT…

Simon Levine April 2019