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19-10-2017
Bereavement leave for parents who lose a child

Bereavement leave for parents who lose a child


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 government with the consent of the relevant MP. It is ... read more


18-10-2017
Managing staff experiencing mental ill health

Managing staff experiencing mental ill health


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 workplace. It includes advice on: spotting the signs of ... read more


18-10-2017
Is it a car or a van?

Is it a car or a van?


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 employees. Until 1997, Coca-Cola’s technicians ... read more


18-10-2017
Non-residents selling UK home

Non-residents selling UK home


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 30 days of selling a relevant property. When such a ... read more


18-10-2017
Overdrawn director’s loan account

Overdrawn director’s loan account


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. Where these payments do not form part of a ... read more


18-10-2017
HMRC to stop accepting personal credit cards

HMRC to stop accepting personal credit cards


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 Directive (PSDII). This legislation makes a number ... read more


18-10-2017
Inactive companies and Corporation Tax

Inactive companies and Corporation Tax


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 trading. A company, whilst not yet active for CT ... read more


18-10-2017
What is a 'K' tax code?

What is a


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 from an employee’s pay packet. The basic personal ... read more


11-10-2017
Do you pay tax on assets or cash you inherit?

Do you pay tax on assets or cash you inherit?


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 nil rate threshold of £325,000. There is also a ... read more


11-10-2017
Tax implications on divorce or separation

Tax implications on divorce or separation


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 tax does not automatically cause an issue for ... read more