Sheldon Cole
By Partner Sheldon Cole

The EMI legislation was introduced back in 2000 but remains a key method for trading companies or groups to recruit, retain, motivate and incentivise key directors and employees via the use of tax advantaged share options.

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Andrew Brown
By Partner Andrew Brown

With the advent of the new so called ‘pension freedoms’, an increasing number of our professional and business owner clients are now looking to make much larger pension contributions, benefitting from tax relief at their marginal rates. However some clients, and it must be said some professional advisers, appear to have overlooked (or to not fully understand) the various so called ‘anti-avoidance’ measures recently introduced by HMRC, which are designed to stop what HMRC perceives as ‘abuse’ of the tax incentives, available to encourage people to make pension contributions. 

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HMRC are currently warning customers to be on the lookout for a new phishing scam. If you receive an email with the subject, “Your 2016 Tax Report”, with an attachment they warn not to open it, and to forward it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

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Mark Tibbert
By Tax Partner Mark Tibbert

Below are some key financial dates and deadlines for June 2017

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We continue our profile of the Audit and Assurance team this week with two more of the core members, Steve Cresswell and Hannah Armstrong. 

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The Spring 2017 issue of our Charity Newsletter is now available to read and download HERE

 

Di Perrett
By Partner Di Perrett

In an increasingly digital world it is easy to underestimate how much we use technology. Digital tools represent a huge opportunity, if not a necessity, for all charities.

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Well done to our very own Katrina Cheung who completed the London Marathon this year, fulfilling a personal ambition whilst raising thousands for charity.

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Dale Simpson
By Partner Dale Simpson

Last week Thomas Westcott delivered a series of eight seminars at venues through the South West on Making Tax Digital (MTD). During that week the government announced that, due to the general election, a slimmed down version of the Finance Bill was to be debated for one day in parliament and became enacted as the Finance Act 2017 on Thursday 27th April.

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Ray Symons
By Partner Ray Symons

Farming profits can fluctuate quite significantly on an annual basis and the possibility of averaging profits over a two year period is a well known feature of the tax system that applies to farmers. Whilst this provision still exists, it is now possible for farmers to average their profits for a five year period.  

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