Preparing for Making Tax Digital

It seems like a lifetime ago, but back in 2015 the government announced its intentions to make tax return filing digital and, after a few delays, part 1 of the project is very nearly here. The original plans have been watered down and recently HMRC has announced a...

What to Expect From Monday’s Budget

The pre-Brexit Budget will be revealed by the Chancellor Philip Hammond on Monday (29 October) at what is a time of great uncertainty for the future of the UK. Tax Partner Tom Penman offers his predictions on what we are likely to see in this year’s Budget statement,...

The Impact of Management and Leadership on Productivity

Management and Leadership matters. As companies and governments work towards increasing productivity, the impact of management and leadership has come into sharp focus. In this short podcast Andrew Webb looks at the wider issues and considers Northern Ireland’s...

Land Remediation Relief

Land remediation relief (LRR) is quite often overlooked particularly by smaller property developers and investors. It is a valuable relief, and the claiming of it, is actively encouraged by HMRC. By way of background, LRR was introduced in 2001 to address market...

Offshore Property Ownership

Inspired by long sunny days and holidays abroad, attention often turns to buying a bolt-hole in the sun. However, UK tax legislation has “anti-avoidance legislation” which hypothetically traces the income and gain to the ultimate owner. Although offshore ownership...

Time to Consider Furnished Holiday Lettings?

With recent challenges in the Buy to Let market, property owners are looking at alternatives including Furnished Holiday Lettings. Many consider holiday letting as being in a designated holiday region. However, the success of Airbnb has shown that short term...