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Are you in need of a more comprehensive and thorough look at the things that affect your company? Our long-form pieces are designed to go into more detail on important topics from the world of business.

Monthly Newswire – August 2023

Storytelling forms a pivotal pillar of experiential marketing. By weaving narratives that align with the values and aspirations of their target audience, businesses forge deeper connections. Authentic and emotionally resonant storytelling serves to engender trust and loyalty among consumers, elevating the brand experience to new heights.

Tax E-News – August 2023

There are rumours circulating in the press of the possible abolition of #inheritance #tax (IHT) in a bid by the Government to secure the support of wavering Conservative voters. This may cause some individuals to delay #IHT planning, but remember these are just rumours, and it may not actually happen.

Monthly Newswire – June 2023

How to manage some of the key HR challenges facing businesses in the current environment.
In today’s competitive marketplace, attracting and retaining top talent, fostering employee engagement, and managing workplace diversity can be complex issues that require a strategic approach. To start with, recruiting and retaining talented employees in the current market is a major challenge for many small and medium-sized businesses.

Motivate your team for success

Motivating employees towards success is one essential ingredient in maintaining a vigorous, cost-effective, serviceable and productive business. One of the toughest challenges faced by business managers in today’s difficult market is maintaining employee motivation over the long term.

Tax relief for the creative sector

If you run a business involving the creation of animation programs, high-end TV programs, or video games, you can look forward to extra tax relief on production costs. This results in corporation tax relief on no less than 200% of the actual costs of UK expenditure up to a maximum of 80% of the total core expenditure.

HMRC Taskforce – The Northern Light

HMRC has announced four new taskforces to investigate tax evasion in specific commercial and geographical sectors. The taskforces bring together various compliance teams for what they term an intensive burst of targeted activity.

The mobile market

According to recent figures from Ofcom, smartphone market penetration in the UK now sits at c. 58%. With widespread 3G coverage, Wi-Fi hotspots and now 4G rolling out across the UK, mobile phone users are consuming more media and content than ever before. Devices such...

Property Letting – Furnished or Unfurnished?

This has always been an important distinction, as only furnished lettings entitle you to the valuable annual wear and tear allowance of 10% of the rents. Now it is definitely worth reviewing whether you could show the property is furnished given that the renewals basis for replacing items in commercial or residential properties let unfurnished ceased from 6 April 2013.

Tax free transfer of properties to company

This is often a moot point, but following a recent tax tribunal decision (Elizabeth Moyne Ramsey v HMRC UKUT266) we now know that it is a business for the purposes of claiming CGT roll-over relief on incorporation of a property letting activity. That means no immediate tax charge on incorporation.

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