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Fiscal drag and the NI reduction

Craig Simpson explains the concept of fiscal drag and its impact on the apparent tax reduction caused by the changes in National Insurance announced at the Autumn Statement 2023

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Autumn Statement 2023

The headlines from the Autumn Statement 2023 and a more detailed summary. Covers National Insurance, Capital allowances, Business rates and R & D.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Demergers

Understanding the dos and don’ts of demergers is vital. Demergers are complicated in terms of tax technical input, but done correctly the tax savings should significantly outweigh the costs.

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Inheritance Tax Review

Richard Coombs, Tax Partner at Bates Weston, takes a look at Inheritance Tax Planning and the benefits of an Inheritance Tax Review – a topic no one likes to think about, but we really should.

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HMRC clearance

Craig Simpson, Tax partner at Bates Weston explains how HMRC clearances work, and when and why you might need them.

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Delving into Demergers

Richard Coombs, tax partner at Bates Weston, uncovers the problems demergers are designed to fix. He explains how problems arise and why trying to resolve them using anything other than a demerger can often lead to significant tax charges.

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Taxation of Employee Ownership Trusts

HMRC are consulting on the tax treatment of Employee Ownership Trusts – an increasingly popular alternative to trade sale or Management Buy Out for business owners. Richard Coombs, Tax Partner at Bates Weston, considers HMRC’s proposals.

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