Brexit Preparations, Deal or No-Deal

Brexit Preparations, Deal or No-Deal

In these very uncertain times, there is a possibility that the UK may be heading for a No-Deal Brexit. Our professional body, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has brought together guidance around the issues you and your business may...
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...
Qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief – Plan Ahead

Qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief – Plan Ahead

If you hope to qualify for Entrepreneurs’ Relief, it is vital that you plan ahead according to Cassandra Graham, part of the tax team at Bates Weston. Cassandra  has been looking at HMRC’s 2017-2018 statistics for Capital Gains Tax and one of the bullet...
Bates Weston Summer Newsletter for Charities

Bates Weston Summer Newsletter for Charities

In this summer edition of our charities newsletter we are looking at reserves policies, conflicts of interest,  GDPR, cyber breaches and a digital code of practice plus the Charities SORP (FRS 102), the delay to the planned changes in probate fees, a cautionary tale...
Plastic Packaging Tax consultation published

Plastic Packaging Tax consultation published

If you are in the packaging industry, are a pack filler, brand owner or retailer, you may be interested in the summary of responses to the “Plastic Packaging Tax” consultation, published by the Government this month. The Government wants to encourage the sustained use...
Myth busting on Making Tax Digital

Myth busting on Making Tax Digital

HMRC has decided to dispel some of the myths it believes surround Making Tax Digital for VAT. Among the myths they are challenging is that businesses don’t know MTD is happening or what to do. They maintain that more than 80% of businesses had already started to...