On Monday 28th October 2019 we held a Charity Halloween Cake Bake in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, at our offices in Weybridge, Uxbridge and Sunninghill. We received some astounding spooky creations from some talented bakers! All the entries were judged using strict criteria and after a tough marking session, the winner from each office received a prize! We would like to say a m ...

The government has initiated a review of the Loan Charge and whether the policy is an appropriate way of dealing with disguised remuneration loan schemes used by individuals who entered directly into these schemes to avoid paying tax. Sir Amyas Morse, the former Comptroller and Auditor General and Chief Executive of the National Audit Office (NAO), will lead an independent rev ...

The government has announced that HMRC collected a record sum of £5.4 billion in inheritance tax (IHT) during the 2018/19 tax year. The increase comes on the back of a 15% rise in the number of estates liable for IHT. Between 2015/16 and 2016/17, the number of estates paying IHT rose by 3,600 to 28,100. Rising asset values, particularly in regard to properties in London and t ...

The Government has reversed its decision to change probate fees, which would have seen some bereaved families pay almost £6,000 in additional costs.  At the end of 2018, the Government announced plans to alter the charging structure for probate fees in England and Wales, which are paid when administering someone's estate after they die. It said it would replace the current fla ...

The Department for Business has launched a nationwide programme of events to help businesses prepare for Brexit. The free events are designed to provide free advice on a range of Brexit-related topics, including exporting, importing and employing EU citizens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from senior government officials and access support tailored to their ...

HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This guidance for employers, and their agents, includes articles on: Class 1A liabilities payable on Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonial Payments Off-payroll working rules from April 2020 Disguised Remuneration Seasonal Workers Contractors operating CIS – new VAT reverse charge on building and constr ...