VAT and Brexit – no immediate changes!!

Some companies are concerned about how Brexit will affect VAT. However, we feel that in the short term, ie until we are closer “leaving date”, very little will change. The Government published a useful paper ‘The Process for Withdrawing from the EU’ which provided details of the legal process and the timelines which will be

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Good news for colleges – possible VAT recovery!

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has made a landmark ruling in the long-running dispute between Brockenhurst College, a further education provider, and the taxman. The college received income from meals served in its student restaurant and ticket sales for student productions performed in its theatre. After initially accounting for VAT the

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Changes to Tax Rules Relating to Expatriate Employees

HMRC is increasingly interested in the tax affairs and compliance issues which are relevant for employers and their inward and outward bound expatriate employees. Payroll managers dealing with movements of such employees face an increasingly rigorous compliance environment as HMRC identifies the risk of tax leakage and non-compliance in the increasingly complex world of mobile workers.

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Cyber Fraud – Could You Be Next?

The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) now includes figures on fraud crimes.  The latest report published showed there were 3.6 million fraud and 2.0 million computer misuse offences for this first full year in which such questions have been included in the CSEW. Data on frauds referred to the police showed an annual

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Apprenticeship Levy: What you need to know

The Apprenticeship Levy is being introduced from 6 April 2017 and will be payable by large employers. The Levy will be 0.5% of the employer’s pay bill, which is explained later in this article, but there is an annual allowance of £15,000. The allowance will be given on a pro-rata basis throughout the tax year.

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