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To give and to hold: capital gains tax holdover relief

Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) is a tax on, er, capital gains.  So how can it possibly be relevant when something…

Elfed Evans-Jones July 2019

Murphy’s Law: earnings for a year

In conducting his own case before the First-tier Tribunal, Benjamin Murphy demonstrated that he knew the law better than HMRC. …

Anthony Newgrosh July 2019

A Fortnight in Fintech: Bitcoin, blockchain, minibonds and milk

Where finance meets technology, interesting things continue to happen.  In recent weeks, our pursuit of blockchain and cryptocurrency news has…

Jon Wedge July 2019

The (Ver)milion-dollar question: share options

David Whiscombe brings us back to earth. Some things are just too good to be true.  HMRC say it of…

Stephen Deutsch July 2019

Is my compensation taxable? It depends…

A client recently asked us if damages received from an accountant who has given negligent tax advice (not us, obviously!)…

Anthony Newgrosh July 2019

SBA: a new allowance that can slash your tax bill – and all legitimately!

In the 2018 Autumn Budget, the UK Government announced a new tax allowance – Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA) –…

Andrew Levene July 2019

Taxation Readers’ Forum: annexation

Writing for Taxation magazine’s Readers’ Forum, BKL tax adviser Terry Jordan answers a reader’s query about elderly parents providing funds…

Terry Jordan July 2019

OTS Inheritance Tax review: our initial reactions

Keen-eyed readers may have spotted that on Friday the Office of Tax Simplification (“OTS”) published their report on “Simplifying the…

Terry Jordan July 2019

A digital assets dictionary

The more time you spend exploring the world of digital assets, the more technical terminology there is to navigate. Blockchain…

Jon Wedge July 2019

Too many obstacles to providing affordable homes

Writing for City Matters, BKL property partner Jason Appel urges the UK Government to give more incentive to property developers….

Jason Appel July 2019