Treasury delays Loan Charge report

Treasury delays Loan Charge report

As a result of the impending General Election, the Government yesterday announced a short delay to the publication of the much anticipated loan charge report following the independent review into the controversial loan charge legislation. In a letter to Sir Amyas...
Selling off or developing your garden?

Selling off or developing your garden?

It is important to be aware of the tax traps and pitfalls involved when considering selling off or developing your garden. Over the years the trend has been towards smaller and smaller gardens, reflecting the increasing cost of land. Some, owning houses with...
Loan Charge review announced by Government

Loan Charge review announced by Government

After extensive lobbying by affected taxpayers, MPs and other interested parties the Government last week finally announced a fresh review of the controversial loan charge.  Whilst this is welcome, a healthy portion of scepticism is required as the make-up of the...
HMRC take their time with R & D tax credit claims

HMRC take their time with R & D tax credit claims

Delays to R & D tax credit claims Richard Coombs, Tax Partner at Bates Weston reports that HMRC are currently taking up to 90 days to process R & D tax credit claims compared to the expected 28 day response. “Clients will need to be aware of the impact...
Inheritance Tax Planning After Death

Inheritance Tax Planning After Death

Is it too late for Inheritance Tax planning after death? The now famous quote from Benjamin Franklin that there are only two certain things in life: death and taxes still holds true. As tax advisors, we are often in a situation where we have to deal with both at the...