The Apprenticeship Levy

Tessa Brown

HMRC are introducing a new Apprenticeship Levy from the 6 April 2017, the aim of which is for large employers to play their part in delivering a new generation of skilled apprentices.

The levy will be charged at 0.5% of the wage bill for the year.

Whilst all employers will be subject to the levy, each employer will also have a £15,000 levy allowance available to offset against the cost of the levy.

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VAT on commercial property

Daniel May

When purchasing a commercial property there are many considerations to be taken into account. Matters such as the chosen business vehicle, legal agreements, stamp duty and corporation tax are often high up on the list of things to consider. Unfortunately VAT can be sometimes forgotten about until the last moment, or not even considered at all – a potentially costly mistake.

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They keep you hanging on the telephone, but are they really who they say they are?

Kevin Francis

Bogus HMRC emails, often promising a tax refund and requesting your bank details, have been around for a while. However, more recently, we have become aware of a number of clients, and various other people across the country, who have received calls from individuals claiming to be from HMRC.

There are a wide variety of telephone numbers which these people are using, and the technique varies from call to call.

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Deals continue to increase despite Brexit vote

Jack Minns

So far, 2016 has proved to be another busy year for corporate finance advisors, with deal volumes continuing to increase year on year. Whilst the number of transactions taking place has not quite reached the pre-recession levels seen in 2007, the number of deals taking place is continuing to increase, and if the volume of deals continues to grow at the same rate then we anticipate volumes will soon exceed pre “credit crunch” levels.

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