A guide to tax and business motoring

Few business decisions impact your tax bill more than motoring decisions — whether you’re self-employed, a partner, company director or other employee. And with tax rules changing year on year, keeping up to date matters. From the government’s about-turn on double cab pickups, to the latest benefit in kind rates for electric cars, we cover […]

What does the tax rules shake-up mean for pension planning?

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Whether you’re reviewing your own investment options for the future, a business owner looking for tax-efficient remuneration strategies, or an employer looking to signpost staff to advice, Clayton & Brewill explains what this year’s changes to tax-rules mean for pension planning and shares a round up of everything you need to know in order to […]

Tax investigations protection: could you be next for a HMRC enquiry?

With HMRC enquiries becoming better targeted and being undertaken with an unprecedented level of details and persistence, Clayton & Brewill explains why tax investigations protection is so important for businesses. The cost of defending yourself can potentially be huge; HMRC enquiries are taking longer and the defence costs are increasing. Even when the outcome of […]

Why should R&D should be on your agenda now?

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R&D should be on businesses’ agendas now because of a backdrop of increasing HMRC scrutiny. HMRC’s dedicated compliance team has more than doubled in size in recent years. Then there’s the built-in complexity of the rules. Add to that significant change – and it’s not the time to get a claim for Research and Development […]

Tax rules for the construction sector

Tax rules for the construction sector

The construction sector has its own compliance regime – the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and the VAT domestic reverse charge (DRC). With the bar for compliance set to be raised still higher, businesses need to be confident that they are applying the rules correctly, as Clayton & Brewill explains. Why compliance rules matter The DRC […]

Property VAT: the option to tax explained

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The VAT treatment of property can be challenging. Normally, supplies of land and buildings are exempt from VAT, however there are some exceptions to this. In this article, Nottingham chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill explains the option to tax and the implications of this, as well as HMRC procedures for dealing with property VAT and […]

Director responsibility during insolvency

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Are there circumstances in which directors must act in, or at least consider, the interests of the company’s creditors? The Supreme Court has addressed this question for the first time during a recent court case and provided a significant verdict for company directors. In this article, Clayton & Brewill outlines director responsibility during the financial […]

Hybrid and flexible working: what employers should know

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Non-standard work arrangements are now the not-so-new normal and come with their own compliance risks. Employers need to be aware of the changing laws surrounding hybrid and flexible working, and the ways in which they can support their employees. In this article Clayton & Brewill looks at the key differences between hybrid and flexible working […]

Short-term property letting: does HMRC need to know?

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Many websites urge property owners to start earning from their home or spare room – but what they don’t always mention is that HMRC may want a piece of the action. Income from short-term property letting will likely need to be included in the calculation of your taxable income, although there are some occasions where […]

Employer obligations in 2022: an update

In our latest employer update, Nottingham chartered accountants Clayton & Brewill guides you through the latest issues in tax, payroll and employment law. Stay compliant on minimum wage New minimum wage rates apply from 1 April 2022: Hourly rate from 1 April 2022 National Living Wage (age 23 and over) £9.50 21-22 year old rate […]