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 ... read more
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 ... read more
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 ... read more
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 ... read more
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 ... read more
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. ... read more
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 ... read more
What is a 'K' tax code?
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 ... read more
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 ... read more
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 ... read more