Quirks and foibles of VAT

Quirks and foibles of VAT

Are Jaffa Cakes biscuits or, as the name implies, cakes? This question is one of the most famous examples of the kind of debate that happens frequently in the world of VAT because precise definitions can make the difference between sink or swim for businesses that...
Residence or Domicile

Residence or Domicile

For most people living in the UK, the question of what income and gains should be included on their tax return is an easily answered question because they are both UK-domiciled and UK tax resident. Anyone domiciled and resident in the UK needs to report their...
Construction industry scheme (CIS) and VAT

Construction industry scheme (CIS) and VAT

Few sectors have such an impact in the UK as the construction industry. It not only provides the fabric of our nation – the places where we live and work – but also underpins our entire economy. For those working in the sector, staying on top of the reporting...
Saving for retirement

Saving for retirement

Are you saving enough to enjoy the kind of lifestyle that you want in your retirement? This free downloadable guide talks through key aspects of: How much is needed to retire? Ways to save for retirement How long will your money last? What are the tax implications?...
The scourge of late payments

The scourge of late payments

When you supply goods and services you expect to be paid, and promptly, but Britain has a deeply embedded culture of late payments. Indeed, for some businesses, delaying payment is an essential part of the business model. This handy overview covers some key strategies...
Tax implications of working from home

Tax implications of working from home

Working from home offers all kinds of benefits, from the opportunity to create the perfect environment in which you can be most productive, to the improvements to work-life balance that come with avoiding the commute. This overview runs through the possible tax...