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CBW announces two partner promotions

CBW, London accountants, Tax and Business Advisers, has made Luke Metson and Steve Bilby partners. The promotions will be effective as of 1 April 2018 and brings the total number of partners at the top 50 firm to 23.

03.04.18
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Has Donald Trump increased your tax bill?

The first big achievement of Donald Trump’s presidency is his tax reform Act passed, with commendable speed (or undue haste), last December.  Sadly the rapid passage of the Act means that it is riddled with anomalies and uncertainties.

28.03.18
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CBW’S Tax Team Grows

Sabina Burke is a Chartered Tax Adviser with a wealth of experience in advising businesses and individuals on all aspects of their tax advisory requirements and compliance responsibilities.

19.03.18
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GDPR – How to navigate compliance

It has been well publicised, that Brexit will not negate the UK from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - the Government will be introducing a new Data Protection bill this year to incorporate the European Directive as well as national derogations specific to the UK.

08.03.18
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Christa Ackroyd Media Ltd decision analysed

A weird world - this article was written for and first published in Taxation Magazine.

05.03.18
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Chancellor announces complete review of IHT system

Chancellor Philip Hammond has written to the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) requesting a review of the IHT system.

15.02.18
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No need to panic over partnership taxation

One of the changes announced in the Autumn Statement is a proposed "clarification" of the tax treatment of partnerships.

15.02.18
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A Roundup of Employment Law Cases From 2017 – Game Changers

As we are a month into 2018, it’s a good time to reflect on the important rulings and decisions from the previous year. Here is some of the prominent case law that has arisen in 2017 and as would be expected, all with subsequent implications for employers and employees alike.

09.02.18
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Whatever was the Chancellor thinking?

Now that we have had time to think about the Budget, it still seems as odd - or perhaps unfocused - as it did on first sight.

15.12.17
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Why the SRA’s approach to solicitors advising on tax avoidance schemes is right, but so wrong

This article was written for and first published in Lawyer Monthly

12.12.17
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CBW has won yet another appeal before the Tax Tribunal

CBW has won yet another appeal before the Tax Tribunal, Cooke v HMRC. It was an appeal against a “discovery” assessment, that is one where HMRC raises an assessment late.

28.11.17
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CBW’s Robert Maas writes for Taxation – ‘Loan me a dime’

CBW's Robert Maas suggests that there is an interesting conundrum for tax practitioners arising from the Supreme Court's decision the Glasgow Rangers case.

27.11.17
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Autumn Budget 2017

A considered opinion on the UK government’s Autumn 2017 Budget and how it could affect you.

24.11.17
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Autumn Budget 2017 Highlights

CBW's Michaela Lamb highlights the key announcements in Hammond's first Autumn Budget.

22.11.17
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Big changes from April 2018 for Auto-Enrolment: Increases in Minimum Contributions

You may already be aware that the minimum contributions under automatic enrolment will be going up from April 2018.

20.11.17
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Robert Maas authors ‘Guide to Taxpayers’ Rights and HMRC Powers’ Handbook

Published by Bloomsbury Professional, this guide provides a thorough examination of the wide powers that HMRC possess and the limitations that apply to those powers.

09.11.17
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The Uber effect

The recent headlines concerning Uber have brought the subject matter of criminal record checks into the spotlight for many organisations.

06.11.17
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The New Online Register for Trusts and Complex Estates

In order to meet increased money laundering standards, HMRC have launched a new Online Trust and Estate Register.

26.10.17
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Regulation and Prosperity in Guernsey

This article was written for and first published in The Accountant.

25.10.17
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New VAT flat rate for ‘limited cost’ businesses

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are always on the lookout for what they perceive as abuses of the tax system. They think they are losing VAT revenue because businesses are using a flat rate which benefits the taxpayer rather than HMRC.

04.04.17
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The new Annual Confirmation Statement to replace the Annual Return from June 2016

From 30 June 2016, the Annual Return will be replaced by the ‘Annual Confirmation Statement’, or ‘Check and Confirm’ as Companies House is branding it. 

03.05.16
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Changes for almost ALL Limited Companies and LLPS from 6 April 2016 in relation to the PSC Register

From 6 April 2016, all limited companies and limited liability partnerships are now legally obliged to create and maintain a ‘persons with significant control’ (PSC) register.

29.04.16
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CBW Tax gives its considered opinions on the Summer Budget 2015 and how it could affect you

From a tax point of view, this is one of the most vicious – and possibly silliest – budgets for many years.

14.07.15
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Goodwill and trade related properties

The CIOT have been in discussions with HMRC in relation to the valuation of goodwill in trade related properties.  They kindly let me join in.

13.05.15
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REITs

A UK REIT is a highly tax efficient vehicle for property investment.

13.05.15
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Equity Slices

An equity slice is an odd sort of asset as it is very difficult to dispose of the interest other than to the holder of an adjacent interest or in conjunction with a sale of other interests in the building.

13.05.15
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Reverse Premiums

13.05.15
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Taxing Property Transactions

Tax on property transactions is one of the more complex areas of the tax system.  Unlike with most businesses, effective tax planning needs to be carried out on a transaction by transaction basis.

13.05.15
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Property Taxes 2015/16

12.05.15