New government, new pension fixes?

‘A number of workers, disproportionately women, who earn between £10,000 and £12,500 have been missing out on pension benefits because of a loophole affecting people with net pay pension schemes.... Read more

What is Judicial Review?

As HMRC’s powers increase, we are seeing more and more cases being decided in the High Court under Judicial Review (JR). For many tax advisers, JR remains a black box; it has been heard of and... Read more

Property Tax Conference 2019 Report

Mark McLaughlin reports from our recent Property Tax Conference.    Date: 27 November 2019 Location: Birmingham   Speakers reported: Pete Miller, The Miller Partnership Peter... Read more

IHT and the family company

When it comes to transactions between shareholders and family or owner-managed companies, the IHT implications will not normally be a main tax consideration, and might be overlooked completely. Read more

Suspicious minds!

Information notices have been an important and valuable weapon in HMRC’s armoury of compliance powers since the information and inspection provisions were introduced more than ten years ago (all... Read more

Tax on pension savings: Not what the doctor ordered

One of the many tax stories to stir strong feelings in recent months is the high marginal tax rates borne by higher-paid public servants whose pension contributions exceed their annual allowance.... Read more

Taxation of Owner-Managed Businesses Conference 2019 Report

Mark McLaughlin reports from our recent Taxation of Owner Managed Businesses Conference.    Date: 24 September 2019 Location: Leeds    Speakers reported: Pete Miller, The Miller... Read more

Entrepreneurs’ relief: The elephant test

A ‘trading company’ can sometimes be difficult to identify for capital gains tax ER purposes. To make matters worse, the statutory definition is relatively brief. Whilst HMRC’s guidance is helpful... Read more

Auto-enrolment: Caught in the net?

As many of us are living longer than our forebears and enjoying more years of leisure after our working lives, getting the right pension provision for ourselves becomes ever more important. Yet... Read more

Tooth: Court of Appeal decision cuts two ways

In HMRC Commrs v Tooth [2019] EWCA Civ 826 (heard on 2 April 2019), the Court of Appeal reaffirmed that, in order for there to be a ‘discovery’ under TMA 1970 s 29, HMRC had to reach a conclusion... Read more

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